Major in Physics

Students must complete the following courses:

  • *PHYS 2003 General Physics I (C or better)
  • *PHYS 2001 General Physics Laboratory I (C or better)
  • *PHYS 2013 General Physics II (C or better)
  • *PHYS 2011 General Physics Laboratory II (C or better)
  • PHYS 3000 Modern Physics (C or better)
  • PHYS 3500 Classical Mechanics (C or better)
  • PHYS 3510 Electromagnetism (C or better)
  • PHYS 4100 Thermal Physics (C or better)
  • PHYS 4200 Quantum Mechanics (C or better)

*Prospective majors should take General Physics I (PHYS 2003) and II (PHYS 2013) and General Physics Laboratory I (PHYS 2001) and II (PHYS 2011) no later than the sophomore year.

Students must choose three courses from the list below to complete:

  • PHYS 3300 Electronics for Scientists (C or better)
  • PHYS 3010 Applications of Modern Physics (C or better)
  • PHYS 3050 Astrophysics (C or better)
  • PHYS 3200 Advanced Physics Laboratory (C or better)
  • PHYS 3400 Computational Physics (C or better)

Students must also complete a comprehensive exam in their major.

Minor in Physics

Students must complete the following courses:

  • *PHYS 2003 General Physics I
  • *PHYS 2001 General Physics Laboratory I
  • *PHYS 2013 General Physics II
  • *PHYS 2011 General Physics Laboratory II
  • PHYS 3000 Modern Physics

In addition, students must also take two PHYS courses beyond the ones above marked with an asterisk. The courses must be approved by the Department Chair.

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