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Program Requirements

Requirement for the Major

  • 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.

Requirement for the Minor

  • 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
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