Physics B.S. majors are required to complete coursework in physics as well as co-requisite coursework in mathematics and an additional approved science.
Among these courses, the following ten are required:
|PHYS2200 (or PHYS2100*) & PHYS2050 Introductory Physics I with Lab||PHYS2201 (or PHYS2101*) & PHYS2051 Introductory Physics II with Lab|
|PHYS3100 Wave and Vibrations with Lab||PHYS3300 Intro to Modern Physics
||PHYS4200 Electricity and Magnetism
|PHYS4400 Quantum Physics I
||PHYS4401 Quantum Physics II
|PHYS3510 Contemporary Electronics Lab
||PHYS4600 Statistical Mechanics & Thermodynamics|
*Physics majors are strongly recommended to take the PHYS2200-2201 sequence. PHYS2100-2101 is typically for Biology, Pre-med, and students fulfilling science requirements.
Choose one of the following:
|PHYS4350 Experiments in Physics
||PHYS4300 Computing in Physics|
|PHYS4951 Senior Thesis*
||Honors Program Thesis**|
*Senior Thesis is recommended for students planning graduate work in Physics.
** For students in A&S Honors program doing a Physics Thesis.
Choose at least two elective courses (course offerings vary from year to year):
|PHYS4505 Nuclei and Particles
||PHYS4545 Condensed Matter Physics
|PH440 Applied Fluid Mechanics
|PH480 Intro. to Mathematical Physics
||PH510 Stellar Astrophysics
|PH515 Semiconductor Devices and Lasers
||PH525 Plasma Physics
|PHYS4565 Cosmology and Astrophysics
||PH545 Intro. Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics
|PHYS4575 Physics of Nanomaterials
The following mathematics courses are required:
|MATH1102 Calculus I
||MATH3305 Advanced Calculus*
|MATH1103 Calculus II or MATH1105 Calculus II AP
||MATH2202 Multivariable Calculus
*Students entering with Math AP Placement are advised to substitute MATH3305 with both Linear Algebra (MATH2210) and Differential Equations (MATH4410)
The final requirement is two approved courses in a science other than physics, normally CHEM1109-1110 General Chemistry along with the associated laboratories.
Choose two additional science courses with lab:
|Science Courses with Lab
|CHEM1109 & 1111 General Chemistry I with Lab
||CHEM1110 & 1112 General Chemistry II with Lab
|Other Approved Science I with Lab
||Other Approved Science II with Lab|