Plan C is designed so that students earn credit towards the master's in business administration.  In this plan, students obtain a B.S. in physics with a business concentration in four years.  Students who are interested in entering the technological business world are thus enabled to complete their M.B.A. in the fifth year at West Georgia.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog. A program map, which provides a guide for students to plan their course of study, is available for download in the Courses tab below.

Plan C (Business Concentration)

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Program Location

Carrollton Campus

Method of Delivery

Face to Face

Accreditation

The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Credit and transfer

Total semester hours required: 120

This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

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UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.

Details

  • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
  • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
  • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
  • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
  • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
  • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
  • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Student Accounts and Billing Services website

There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

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General

This course is designed to prepare students for calculus, physics, and related technical subjects. Topics include an intensive study of algebraic and transcendental functions accompanied by analytic geometry and trigonometry.Students cannot receive credit for MATH 1112 and MATH 1113.

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The first of a three-course sequence in calculus. Limits, applications of derivatives to problems in geometry and the sciences (physical and behavioral). Problems which lead to anti-derivatives.

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A continuation of MATH 1634. The definite integral and applications, calculus of transcendental functions, standard techniques of integration, sequences and series.

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A continuation of MATH 2644. Topics include functions of two, three, and more variables, multiple integrals, and topics in vector calculus.

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An introductory course that will include material from mechanics, thermodynamics, and waves. Elementary calculus will be used.

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The lab component for PHYS 2211 which must be a co-requisite.

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An introductory course that will include material from electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics. Elementary calculus will be used.

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The lab component for PHYS 2212 which must be a co-requisite.

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Major Required

FL (6 hours)

A study of the underlying theory and application of financial accounting concepts. Requires overall GPA of 2.0.

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A study of underlying theory and application of managerial accounting concepts. Requires overall GPA of 2.0.

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This course explores the three fundamental aspects of computer science--theory, abstraction, and design--as the students develop moderately complex software in a high-level programming language. It will emphasize problem solving, algorithm development, and object-oriented design and programming. This course may not be attempted more than three times without department approval.

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This course is designed to help students understand the major functions and skills required by managers. Emphasis is placed on management's role in planning, organizing, leading, and controlling organizational resources.

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Study of marketing policies and practices in the flow of goods and services to the customer/consumer.

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Thermodynamic laws and applications. (At the level of Black and Hartley).

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A study of the failure of classical mechanics to describe experiments like Black Body Radiation, the Photoelectic Effect, the Michelson-Morley experiment and others which led physics into the worlds of special relativity and wave mechanics. Topics in wave mechanics include the Bohr Theory and its extension into the Schrodinger Equation with applications.

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Selected experimental investigations in electrical measurement, atomic and nuclear physics, solid state physics, optics, and electronics.

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Selected experimental investigations in electrical measurement, atomic and nuclear physics, solid state physics, optics and electronics (offered in spring semester)

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Discussion of topics by students in seminar format regarding current theoretical and experimental topics in physics.

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Major Selects

Fifteen (15) hours selected from:
ASTR 2313, MATH 3303, PHYS 3013, PHYS 3113, PHYS 3313, PHYS 3413, PHYS 4103, PHYS 4333, PHYS 4413, PHYS 4513, 4523, 4683

The following should be selected as electives in order to satisfy the program:
BUSA 2106, CISM 2201, CISM 3330, ECON 2106*, FINC 3511

*Note: ECON 2105 and ECON 2106 taken above replace ECON 4400

MBA PROGRAM Apply to te College of Business at UWG, see Graduate Catalog for the Graduate level course requirements

An introduction to the legal, regulatory, and ethical environment of business, considering the interrelationship and impact of political, social, cultural, environmental, technological, international, and diversity issues. Requires overall GPA of 2.0

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This course is designed to accomplish three primary goals: (1) Introduce you to basic and intermediate concepts in Excel, (2) Provide you with skills designed to make you more successful in the RCOB, and (3) Give you an introduction to the different majors in the RCOB.

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This course introduces students to the study of organizations as systems supported by information processing. Students will be able to distinguish needs for information at different levels in organizations. They will be able to evaluate information system decisions. They will analyze business information problems using formal methods.

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A study of the economy as a whole including production, economic fluctuations, inflation, unemployment, public policy, and international economics. Requires overall GPA of 2.0.

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A study of the individual elements of an economy, including demand, supply, price, firms, production, costs, profits, market structures, income determination and international trade. Requires overall GPA of 2.0.

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Financial functions in the modern corporation with emphasis on its managerial aspects.

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Jeff Barron, Ed.S.

Jeff Barron, Ed.S.

Instructor of Physics

Neal Chesnut, Ph.D.

Neal Chesnut, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics

Landewatte Ajith DeSilva, Ph.D.

Landewatte Ajith DeSilva, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics

Nicholas Sterling, Ph.D.

Nicholas Sterling, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics

Julie Talbot, Ph.D.

Julie Talbot, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics

Guidelines for Admittance

Each UWG online degree program has specific requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.

Application Deadlines

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Admission Process Checklist

  1. Review Admission Requirements for the different programs and guides for specific populations (non-traditional, transfer, transient, home school, joint enrollment students, etc).
  2. Review important deadlines:
    • Fall semester: June 1 (undergrads)
    • Spring semester: November 15 (undergrads)
    • Summer semester: May 15 (undergrads)
      See program specific calendars here
  3. Complete online application
    Undergraduate Admissions Guide

    Undergraduate Application

    Undergraduate International Application

  4. Submit $40 non-refundable application fee
  5. Submit official documents

    Request all official transcripts and test scores be sent directly to UWG from all colleges or universities attended. If a transcript is mailed to you, it cannot be treated as official if it has been opened. Save time by requesting transcripts be sent electronically.

    Undergraduate & Graduate Applicants should send all official transcripts to:
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Murphy Building
    University of West Georgia
    1601 Maple Street
    Carrollton, GA 30118-4160
  6. Submit a Certificate of Immunization, if required. If you will not ever be traveling to a UWG campus or site, you may apply for an Immunization Exemption. Contact the Immunization Clerk with your request.
  7. Check the status of your application

Contact

James E. Boyd Building

1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30118

Phone: (678) 839-4087

Fax: (678) 839-4088

Email: physics@westga.edu

Specific dates for admissions (Undergraduates Only), go to: UWG Admission Deadlines

  • Students will be able to apply mathematical problem solving techniques in the upper level required courses, such as modern physics and thermodynamics.
  • Students earning a B.S. degree in Physics will be able to make basic physical measurements in the laboratory and analyze and interpret the results.
  • Students will be able to communicate effectively to a physics audience, in written form.
  • Students will be able to communicate orally to a physics audience.