Sep 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Major


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Students interested in pursuing physics as a major have two paths open to them for their first year.

For students who place into or above MAT-1117 (Calculus 1):
In the Fall: Students should enroll in PHY-1101 (General Physics 1) and the associated laboratory course (PHY-1001), as well as Calculus 1 or Calculus 2 (based on placement).
In the Spring: Students should take General Physics 2 (PHY-1102) and the associated laboratory course (PHY-1001) and Calculus 2, if necessary.

For students who place lower than MAT-1117 (Calculus 1):
In the Fall: Students should enroll in either Electronics Made Simple (GSC-1121) or Understanding the Universe (GSC-1106), both of which count as electives for the Physics major. Students should also enroll in the highest level mathematics course based on placement.
In the Spring: Students should enroll the other GSC course listed above and the next higher mathematics course.

Total Program Hours: 51


Departmental Writing Requirement


DEPARTMENTAL WRITING REQUIREMENT:  Students who major in Physics, in their Junior year, are required to take

Suggested First-Semester Schedule:


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