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Compulsory and elective courses for Bachelor's program

Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Physics, 180 credits

There are several different possibilities, depending on your specialisaition:

Physics, Theoretical Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry / Physics, Meteorology.

The study program outlined below applies to students who began their studies in the spring of 2015 or later.

The courses are divided into four packages:

  1. Courses compulsory to all specialisations
  2. Specialised compulsory courses
  3. Optional courses
  4. Diploma work

Courses compulsory for all specialisations:

REQUIRED COURSES for all specialisations 97.5 credits:

FYSA01 Physics 1 General Physics, 30 credits

MATA21 Calculus, 15 Credits

MATA22 Linear Algebra 1, 7.5 credits

NUMA01 Calculation Programming with Python, 7.5 credits

MATB21 Multivariable 1, 7.5 credits

MATB22 Linear Algebra 2, 7.5 credits

FYSB11 Basic Quantum Mechanics, 7.5 credits

FYSB12 Basic statistical physics and the quantum statistics, 7.5 credits

FYSC11 Atomic and Molecular Physics, 7.5 credits

Specialised compulsory courses and optional courses:

Depending on your specialisation, you select one of the following packages. The latter can be picked freely among all academic courses in Lund or elsewhere. Note! You have to pick one of these specialisations!

Option 1: The Physics and Astronomy specialisations:

Specialised compulsory courses 30 credits

FYSC12 Nuclear Physics and Reactors, 7.5 credits

FYSC13 Solid State Physics, 7.5 credits

FYSC14 Particle Physics, Cosmology and Accelerators, 7.5 credits

FYTB13 Electromagnetic Field Theory, 7.5 credits

Optional courses 37.5 credits

Option 2: The Chemistry/Physics specialisation:

Specialised compulsory courses 52.5 credits

KEMA10 General Chemistry, 7.5 credits

KEMA01 Organic Chemistry - Basic Course, 7.5 credits

KEMA12 Inorganic Chesmistry- Basic Course, 7.5 credits

KEMA03 Biochemistry - Basic Course, 7.5 credits

FYSC12 Nuclear Physics and Reactors, 7.5 credits

FYSC13 Solid State Physics, 7.5 credits

FYSC14 Particle Physics, Cosmology and Accelerators, 7.5 credits

Optional courses 15 credits

Option 3: The Meteorology specialisation:

Specialised compulsory courses 60 credits

NGEA21 Climate System,15 hp

NGEA16 Dynamic Meteorology and Numerical Weather Forecasting, 7.5 credits

FYTA14 Fluid Dynamics, 7.5 credits

METD01 Operations Project in the Weather Chart Analysis and Forecasts, 15 credits

NGEA17 Synoptic / mesoscale meteorology, 7.5 credits

METN01 Atmospheric Chemistry, 7.5 credits

Optional courses 7,5 credits

Option 4: The Theoretical Physics specialisation:

Specialised compulsory courses 30 credits

FYTB13 Electromagnetic Field Theory, 7.5 credits

FYTB14 Analytical mechanics and special relativity, 7.5 credits

FYSC13 Solid State Physics, 7.5 credits

and one of the courses

FYSC12 Nuclear Physics and Reactors, 7.5 credits

FYSC14 Particle Physics, Cosmology and Accelerators, 7.5 credits

Optional courses 37.5 credits

Diploma work

Diploma work, 15 hp.

If the thesis work will be carried out at the Department of Physics:

FYSK02 Physics, Bachelor Degree, 15 hp.

If the thesis carried out at the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics:

FYTK02 Theoretical Physics: Bachelor Degree, 15 hp, or

ASTK02 Astronomy: Bachelor Degree, 15 hp.

General requirements for Bachelor's degree

For Bachelor of Science degree you need to pass at least 90 hp of courses in the main field (in this case Physics) and at least 30 hp outside this field. The latter is automatically met by the required 45 credits of mathematics.