Requirements

  • Major and Minor in Physics

    Requirements for the Major:

    At least 9 credits in Physics, plus at least 3 credits in Mathematics

    • 3 Mathematics courses, which are prerequisites for many upper-level Physics courses
      • Mathematics 110: Calculus I (corequisite for Physics 120)
      • Mathematics 111: Calculus II (corequisite for Physics 121)
      • Mathematics 210: Multivariable Calculus (corequisite for Physics 250)
    • Physics 120: General Physics I 
    • Physics 121: General Physics II
    • Physics 210: Modern Physics
    • Physics 250: Analytical Mechanics
    • Physics 310: Electricity and Magnetism I
    • Physics 330: Thermodynamics
    • Physics 420: Quantum Mechanics I
    • at least 1 additional Physics course at the 200-level or above
    • Physics 480: Senior Seminar in Experimental Methods

    Students intending to pursue graduate studies or other careers in physics are advised to enroll in more than the 9 courses required for the major. Tutorials may be undertaken in subjects not listed among the course offerings. Exposure to other sciences, especially Chemistry 115 and 116, and more advanced mathematics, especially Mathematics 214 and Computer Science 112, is strongly encouraged.

    Requirements for the Minor:

    • 3 Mathematics courses, which are prerequisites for many upper-level Physics courses
      • Mathematics 110: Calculus I (corequisite for Physics 120)
      • Mathematics 111: Calculus II (corequisite for Physics 121)
      • Mathematics 210: Multivariable Calculus (corequisite for Physics 250)
    • Physics 120: General Physics I 
    • Physics 121: General Physics II
    • Physics 210: Modern Physics
    • Physics 250: Analytical Mechanics
    • at least 1 additional Physics course at the 200-level or above

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