B.S., Major in Physics Requirements: 36 Credits

Course Requirements
PHY 213General Physics for the Physical Sciences I 13
PHY 205General Physics Laboratory I 21
PHY 214General Physics for the Physical Sciences II 33
PHY 206General Physics Laboratory II 41
PHY 301Modern Physics3
PHY 303Electronics Laboratory1
PHY 331Physical Optics3
PHY 332Optics Laboratory1
PHY 397Research Methods 52
PHY 471Classical Mechanics3
PHY 481Electricity and Magnetism3
PHY 491Seminar1
PHY 497Directed Independent Research 61
PHY 499Research Capstone 71
PHY 531Quantum Mechanics3
PHY 541Thermodynamics And Statistical Mechanics3
Advanced Lecture Elective
Select three credits from the following:3
Physics in Medicine
Introduction to Biological Physics
Electric Circuits
Mathematical Physics
Computational Physics
Gravitation and Cosmology
Nuclear Physics
High Energy Nuclear Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
Laser Physics
Special Topics
Total Credits36

PHY 221 Advanced General Physics I:Modeling the Physical World  or PHY 201 General Physics for the Life Sciences may be substituted for PHY 213 General Physics for the Physical Sciences I


 PHY 223 Project Physics Laboratory I  may be substituted for PHY 205 General Physics Laboratory I


 PHY 222 Advanced General Physics II:Modeling the Physical World  or PHY 202 General Physics for the Life Sciences II may be substituted for PHY 214 General Physics for the Physical Sciences II


 PHY 224 Project Physics Laboratory II may be substituted for PHY 206 General Physics Laboratory II


 May be replaced with 1 credit of PHY 302 Modern Physics Laboratory and 1 credit of PHY 581 Advanced Laboratory I.


 No more than 1 credit of PHY 497 Directed Independent Research may be counted toward this requirement


 May be replaced with 1 credit of PHY 582 Advanced Laboratory II.

Requisite Courses

MTH 245 Calculus I, MTH 246 Calculus II, MTH 347 Calculus III; additional coursework in physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, biology, or other sciences is recommended. Choices will depend on the specific career plans and interests of the students.