Physics and Music with Concentration in Music Composition and 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
Physics 2
PHYS 1165
and PHYS 1166
Physics 2
and Lab for PHYS 1165
Intermediate Physics
PHYS 2303Modern Physics4
PHYS 2305Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics4
PHYS 2371
and PHYS 2372
and Lab for PHYS 2371
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
Complete one course from the following:4
History of Electronic Music
Black Popular Music
Principles of Music Literature
Popular Music Since 1945
Historical Traditions: History of the Music Industry
40,000 Years of Music Technology
Historical Traditions: Music since 1900
Hip Hop in the Music Industry
Music Technology
MUST 1220Introduction to Music Technology4
MUST 2431Computer Music Fundamentals4
MUSC 2350Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Music4
Music Technology Electives
Complete two courses from the following:8
MUSC 5101
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
MUST 1220Introduction to Music Technology4
MUST 3421Digital Audio Processing4

Physics and Music Combined-Major Credit Requirement

Complete 94 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required