Physics and Music with Concentration in Music Technology, BS

The combined major in physics and music provides a strong foundation in classical and modern physics, including studies of the various physical phenomena including electromagnetism, dynamics, building blocks of matter, energy, and radiation. It also provides students with a solid background in composition for acoustic and electronic instruments and for combined and/or interactive live and digital sources. The combined major allows students to learn how physical principles influence sound production and propagation.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Physics Major Requirements

Introductory Physics
Physics 1
PHYS 1161
and PHYS 1162
Physics 1
and Lab for PHYS 1161
5
Physics 2
PHYS 1165
and PHYS 1166
Physics 2
and Lab for PHYS 1165
5
Intermediate Physics
PHYS 2303Modern Physics4
PHYS 2305Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics4
PHYS 2371
and PHYS 2372
Electronics
and Lab for PHYS 2371
4
Advanced Physics
PHYS 3600Advanced Physics Laboratory4
PHYS 3602Electricity and Magnetism4
PHYS 5115Quantum Mechanics4
PHYS 5318Principles of Experimental Physics4

Music Requirements

Music Theory and Composition
MUSC 1201Music Theory 14
MUSC 1202Music Theory 24
MUSC 3541Music Analysis Seminar4
MUST 1301Introduction to Composition4
Music in Context
MUSC 1001Music in Everyday Life4
Contemporary
Complete one course from the following:4
History of Electronic Music
Black Popular Music
Popular Music Since 1945
40,000 Years of Music Technology
Topics in Music since 1900
Hip Hop in the Music Industry
Music Technology
MUST 1220Introduction to Music Technology4
MUST 2431Computer Music Fundamentals4
Music Technology Electives
Complete two courses from the following:8
Special Topics in Music Technology
Interactive Music Programming
Composition for Electronic Instruments
Music Technology Capstone
MUST 4611Music Technology Capstone/Senior Recital4

Physics/Music Integrative Requirements

Integrative Course Requirements
MUSC 2350Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Music4

Physics and Music Combined-Major Credit Requirement

Complete 94 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Five Years, Two Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 10001PHYS 11654VacationVacation
PHYS 11614PHYS 11661  
PHYS 11621PHYS 11670  
PHYS 11630MATH 13424  
MATH 13414MUST 12204  
MUSC 10014Elective4  
ENGW 11114   
 18 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 230314PHYS 230524VacationVacation
MATH 23214MUSC 12024  
MUSC 12014MUSC 23504  
Elective4MUSC xxxx contemporary elective4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 237133Co-opCo-opPHYS 360044
PHYS 237231  Elective4
MUST 13014   
MUST 24314   
Elective4   
EESC 20001   
 17 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 360264Co-opCo-opVacation
MUSC 35414   
MUSC xxxx music technology elective4   
Music elective4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
PHYS 511584PHYS 531894  
ENGW 33074MUST 46114  
MUSC xxxx music technology elective4   
 12 8  
Total Hours: 128

Four Years, One Co-op in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 10001PHYS 11654VacationVacation
PHYS 11614PHYS 11661  
PHYS 11621PHYS 11670  
PHYS 11630MATH 13424  
MATH 13414MUST 12204  
MUSC 10014Elective4  
ENGW 11114   
 18 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 230314PHYS 230524VacationElective4
PHYS 237133MUSC 12024 Elective4
PHYS 237231MUSC 23504  
MATH 23214MUSC xxxx contemporary elective4  
MUSC 12014   
 16 16 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 360264Co-opCo-opPHYS 360044
MUST 13014  ENGW 33074
MUST 24314   
MUST 34214   
EESC 20001   
 17 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
PHYS 511584PHYS 531894  
MUSC 35414MUST 46114  
MUSC xxxx music technology elective4   
MUSC xxxx music technology elective4   
 16 8  
Total Hours: 124