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Requirements

A minimum of 36 physics units, 3-4 engineering units, 17 mathematics units, 4 chemistry units, and 4 computer science units are required for the physics major.

Physics Major (B.S.) Requirements64-65 units
Physics Courses36 units
PHYC 161
Physics for Science and Engineering I*
5
PHYC 162
Physics for Science and Engineering II
5
PHYC 263
Physics for Science and Engineering III
5
PHYC 361
Electricity and Magnetism
3
PHYC 370
Waves and Optics
3
PHYC 380
Classical Mechanics
3
PHYC 401
Thermodynamics
3
PHYC 430
Mathematical Physics
3
PHYC 440
Quantum Mechanics
3
PHYC 470
Advanced Laboratory
2
PHYC 490
Physics Seminar
1
Engineering Courses3-4 units
Select one of the following:
PHYC 281
Statics
3
PHYC 282
Dynamics
3
PHYC 283
Electric Circuits
4
PHYC 284
Materials
3
Mathematics Courses17 units
MATH 161
Calculus I
5
MATH 162
Calculus II
4
MATH 263
Multivariable Calculus
4
MATH 270
Differential Equations
4
Chemistry Courses4 units
CHEM 151
General Chemistry*
4
Computer Science Courses4 units
CS 220
Introduction to Computer Science
4

*Meets a General Education core requirement.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.