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Physics Major Requirements

(60 credits; 40 in physics)

  • PHYS 121 General Physics 1
  • PHYS 122 General Physics 2
  • PHYS 211 Classical Mechanics
  • PHYS 225 Electronics
  • PHYS 241 Modern Physics 
  • PHYS 250 Advanced Laboratory
  • PHYS 311 Thermal Physics
  • PHYS 321 Electricity and Magnetism
  • PHYS 352 Optical and Atomic Physics
  • PHYS 411 Quantum Mechanics*
  • PHYS 499 Senior Examination (0 credit)
  • CHEM 105 General Chemistry 1 or CSCI 110 Introduction to Computer Programming
  • MATH 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1 (or equivalent)
  • MATH 132 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 2
  • MATH 233 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 3
  • MATH 310 Differential Equations

Recommended courses:

  • PHYS 492 Directed Research
  • CHEM 107 General Chemistry 2
  • MATH 303 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 313 Mathematical Modeling
  • MATH 315 Numerical Analysis
  • MATH 321 Probability and Statistics 

*For secondary education certification in physics, PHYS 100 or PHYS 141 may be substituted for PHYS 411.