Physics (B.S.) (Combined B.S./M.B.A. Business Administration)

A Combined Degree program enables undergraduate students to enroll in graduate courses in their senior year, which can be counted towards the completion of both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements.  The ability to take these "swing courses" allows students to earn both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a shortened period of time, typically within five years of intensive study.  Undergraduate students interested in this option can find more information regarding program requirements on the University's Combined Programs website.

Program Requirements

Students in this combined degree program must complete the requirements for:

Physics Major (B.S.)

Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Graduate Swing Courses

A combined degree program allows students to complete 6-12 graduate credits ("graduate swing courses") while enrolled as an undergraduate. These courses count for both their bachelor and master’s degrees.  Graduate swing courses will count toward undergraduate free electives, unless noted otherwise.

The Graduate Swing Courses for this program:

M.B.A. Graduate Swing Courses

Recommended Roadmap to Degree(s)

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

Undergraduate Program

First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
AMAT 120 or MATH 1224AMAT 220 or MATH 2214
CSIT 1043PHYS 1924
PHYS 1914PHYS 1981
 15 15
Second Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K3) Social Science – Social Science Perspectives3AMAT 350, MATH 325, or PHYS 3773
GENERAL EDUCATION: (L) Interdisciplinary Studies3CHEM 1214
CHEM 1204PHYS 3203
MATH 2224PHYS 3403
PHYS 2103 
 17 13
Third Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts3GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences3
World Language 13GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3
PHYS 2203World Language 23
PHYS 2304PHYS 3603
PHYS 3001Physics Elective3-4
 14 15-16
Fourth Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History3GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives3Physics Elective3-4
PHYS 3304Graduate Swing courses6
PHYS 4643Free Electives5-2
Physics Elective3-4 
 16-17 15-13
Total Credits 120

Graduate Program

Fourth Year
First Half  
MBA Core course1.5  
MBA Core course1.5  
MBA Elective course1.5  
Second Half  
MBA Core course3  
MBA Core course1.5  
MBA Core course1.5  
Fifth Year
 First HalfFirst Half
 MBA Core course1.5MBA Core course3
 MBA Flexible Core course1.5MBA Elective course1.5
 MBA Flexible Core course1.5Second Half
 MBA Elective course1.5MBA Core course1.5
 Second HalfMBA Core course1.5
 MBA Core course1.5MBA Core course1.5
 MBA Core course1.5 
 MBA Elective1.5 
  10.5 9
Total Credits 30