The Faculty of Science offers B. Sc. General Degree programs of three-year and four-year duration. Physics is available as a subject for both programs.

The subject combinations that include physics are:

  • P1: Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science
  • P2: Applied Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Computer Science
  • P3: Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science

3+2 Program with Georgia State University

A 3 + 2 Program offered in collaboration with the Georgia State University is also available. Under this program, students who complete three years at university of Colombo taking physics as a subject are eligible to apply for additional two years of education at Georgia State University under reduced tuition fees.

Course Modules

The course modules offered under the General Degree program are listed below.
(L – No. of Lecture hours, P – No. of Practical hours)

Level 1 Course Modules
Course No.TitleCreditsNo. of hoursCombination     
Semester IP1P2P3P4P5P6
PH 1001Modern Physics230LXXXOOO
PH 1002Modern Optics115LOOOOOO
PH 1021Electronics and Computing Laboratory I260POOO
Semester II
PH 1003Waves & Vibrations and Circuit Theory230LXXXOOO
PH 1004Thermodynamics115LOOOOOO
PH 1020Physics Laboratory I260PXXX
Level 2 Course Modules
Course No.TitleCreditsNo. of hoursCombination     
Semester IP1P2P3P4P5P6
PH 2001Analogue and Digital Electronics I230LXXXOOO
PH 2002Physics of Semiconductor Devices115LOOOOOO
PH 2020Physics Laboratory II260PXXX
Semester II
PH 2003Electromagnetic Theory230LXXXOOO
PH 2004Special Relativity115LOOOOOO
PH 2021Electronics and Computing Laboratory II260POOO
Level 3 Course Modules
Course No.TitleCreditsNo. of hoursCombination     
Semester IP1P2P3P4P5P6
PH 3001Quantum Mechanics I345LXXX
PH 3007Analog and Digital Electronics II345LXXX
PH 3008Astronomy345LOOOOOO
Semester II
PH 3002Environmental Physics345LXXXOOO
PH 3004Nuclear Physics345LXXX
PH 3010Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems Design215L 30POOO
PH 3020Computational Physics Laboratory260POOO
Level 4 Course Modules (4-Year General Degree)
Course No.TitleCreditsNo. of hoursCombination     
Semester IP1P2P3P4P5P6
PH 4007Industrial Management345LOOOOOO
PH 4012Advanced Optics345LOOOOOO
PH 4102Principals of Power Generation345LOOOOOO
Semester II
PH 4008Nuclear and Particle Physics345LOOOOOO
PH 4010Quantum Mechanics II345LOOOOOO
Subject combinations:
  • P1: Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science
  • P2: Applied Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Computer Science
  • P3: Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science
  • P4: Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Statistics, Computer Science
  • P5: Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science
  • P6: Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science