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2015-2016 Catalog

Physics, B.S. Major (Classes of 2016 and 2017)


The program consists of a minimum of 13 major courses and 7 collateral courses:

PHYS 131Physics I: Mechanics

PHYS 132

PHYS 133Physics II: Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves

PHYS 215Introduction to Quantum Physics

PHYS 216Topics in Contemporary Physics

PHYS 218Oscillatory and Wave Phenomena

PHYS 327Advanced Classical Mechanics

PHYS 335Thermal Physics

PHYS 338Advanced Physics Laboratory

PHYS 342Electromagnetic Fields

PHYS 351Quantum Theory

MATH 161Calculus I

MATH 162Calculus II

MATH 263Calculus III

MATH 264Differential Equations with Linear Algebra

PHYS Two/Three PHYS electives

An approved MATH elective - MATH 272 or higher

Two additional science electives

Two or three PHYS electives: Students taking PHYS 151/PHYS 152 in place of PHYS 131/PHYS 132/PHYS 133 will select an additional PHYS elective

Two additional science electives: Two courses in Biology, Chemistry or Geology from an approved list

The Common Course of Study is required.