Physics Major Requirements
Required Core Courses: 35 cr.
|PHYS-206 *||University Physics I||3 cr.|
|PHYS-203||Physics I Laboratory||1 cr.|
|PHYS-207 *||University Physics II||3 cr.|
|PHYS-204||Physics I Laboratory||1 cr.|
|PHYS-305||Modern Physics I||3 cr.|
|PHYS-306||Modern Physics II||3 cr.|
|PHYS-307||Modern Physics Laboratory||3 cr.|
|PHYS-308||Introductory Mathematical Physics||3 cr.|
|PHYS-311||Mechanics I||3 cr.|
|PHYS-321||Electricity and Magnetism I||3 cr.|
|PHYS-330||Intermediate Physics Lab||3 cr.|
|PHYS-335||Thermal Physics||3 cr.|
|PHYS-336||Quantum Mechanics I||3 cr.|
Physics Electives: At least 6 cr.
Majors are required to take two additional 300-level physics courses totaling for at least six hours of credit.
Required Mathematics Courses: 15 cr.
|MATH-107||Calculus I||4 cr.|
|MATH-202||Calculus II||4 cr.|
|MATH-301||Ordinary Differential Equations||3 cr.|
* An equivalent course may be substituted
Cognate Electives: 9-13 cr.
Three of the following STEM Cognate electives. These electives must be chosen from at least two different departments.
|CHEM-211||Gen. Chem. I||5 cr.|
|CHEM-212||Gen. Chem. II||4 cr.|
|CS-200||Programing I||3 cr.|
|CS-207||Programing II||3 cr.|
|CS-334||Open Source Systems||3 cr.|
|BIOL-201||General Biology I||4cr.|
|BIOL-202||General Biology II||4cr.|
|BIOL-311||History of Science||3cr.|
|ENVI-301||Environmental Methods||4 cr.|
|ESCI-207||Atmosphere and Oceans||4 cr.|
|ESCI-211||Physical Geology||4 cr.|
|ESCI-306||Rocks and Minerals||4 cr.|
|ESCI-312||Historical Geology||4 cr.|
|ESCI-337||Principles of Hydrology||4 cr.|
|MATH-243||Linear Algebra I||3 cr.|
|MATH-302||Ordinary Diff. Eq. II||3 cr.|
|MATH-303||Part. Diff. Eq.||3cr.|
|MATH-304||Numerical Analysis||3 cr.|
|MATH-305||Probability and Statistics||3 cr.|
|MATH-328||Complex Variables||3 cr.|
|MATH-340||Computing for Mathematicians||3 cr.|
- To track your progress toward a degree, you may download the following Worksheet
- All 300-level courses in Physics are offered in the evening. Go to the Physics Future Course offerings to find out what courses will be offered in future years.
- We strongly encourage you to take the required 200-level physics courses, as well as MATH 107 (Calculus I) and MATH 202 (Calculus II) as early as possible, since these are prerequisites for almost all of the 300-level physics courses.
Other University Requirements:
Every Schedule of Classes lists the University requirements for graduation. Please contact the program advisor if you have any questions on these requirements.
Transfer credit information:
Physics courses taken from other institutions inside the U.S. usually transfer with no problem. We will need to see a catalog description, syllabus and the name of the textbook used for any course taken at another institution and any Physics courses taken at institutions outside the U.S.
The College of Arts and Sciences has a rule that states only 9 hours of Physics transfer credits can be applied towards an Physics minor. Remember that the University requires a grade of C or better in any course applied toward the major or minor.