Requirements

Ask the big questions, and prepare to spend your life exploring and answering them. Study the universe — from the largest galaxies to the smallest subatomic particles.

Physics major requirements

PHYS 130: Introductory Physics I with Lab
PHYS 132: Introductory Physics II with Lab
PHYS 134: Introductory Physics III with Lab
PHYS 208: Classical Mechanics
PHYS 280: Introduction to Modern Physics
PHYS 303: Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 310: Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 315L: Advanced Laboratory
PHYS 350: Science Seminar (4 semesters)
PHYS 420: Senior Research

Plus two elective courses selected from the elective offerings by the department. Courses from other departments (e.g. Mathematics and Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry) may be substituted for the elective courses with permission of the department.


Physics minor requirements

PHYS 130: Introductory Physics I with Lab
PHYS 132: Introductory Physics II with Lab
Two courses numbered above 200 (PHYS 134 or 190 may be substituted for one of the 200 level courses)
One course numbered above 300