The Physics Major is a firm basis for a career in medicine, law, business, sales, engineering, teaching, computing, biophysics, environmental science, or physics.
Freshmen who declare physics as a major are strongly advised to take PHY 101 their first semester (unless they have AP credit for calculus). Also contact the math department to take a placement exam so that you can sign up for MAT 151, MAT 190, or MAT 196. It is also recommended to take CSC 120, CHE 111 and 114 during your first two years.
MAT 296 (or 196, then 296 in Summer)
MAT 396 and MAT 390
|PHY 321 and PHY 311
MAT 390 if not completed yet
|Junior||PHY 351, PHY 323, and PHY 325||PHY 327 and PHY 421|
|Senior||PHY 411, PHY 451, and PHY 453||PHY 401
Take all the physics courses through the 300-level. No 400-level courses are required. PHY 101 is optional. 26 required credits of PHY
Take 9 credits of 400-level courses in addition to the lower level courses. PHY 101 is optional. 36 required credits of PHY.
A minimum of 15 semester hours in physics courses is to be planned in consultation with a physics faculty member. The usual physics minor program will consist of PHY 291, 292, and at least 7 semester hours of additional courses (excluding PHY 203, 209, 235, 205, 333, and 334). Other, quite different programs may be fitted to the individual student’s interests and objectives.
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