Majors in Physics


Physics GolfThe major in Physics consists of a minimum core of physics and mathematics courses.  It provides a rigorous background combined with maximum flexibility for students who have a strong interest in an additional field of study.

Effective Spring 2011, all classes taken for the Physics major, including math-supporting courses, require a minimum grade of "C" in order to qualify for the degree.  If the "C" minimum grade is not achieved, the course must be repeated.  If the course is a prerequisite for a higher-level course, the student may not enroll in the higher-level course until the prerequisite course is repeated and a "C" minimum grade is achieved.  In addition, no course may be taken more than twice.

Major in Physics

The major program requires completion of a total of fifty-six (56) credits, of which forty-four (44) credits correspond to Physics.

Physics Major Course Requirements

Typical Curriculum for Physics Majors

Honors Major in Physics

This track is recommended for students choosing physics as their main professional field, or students planning to pursue graduate studies in physics or related fields.  The major program requires completion of a total of sixty-six (66) credits, of which fifty-four (54) credits correspond to physics, and 12 to mathematics-support courses.

Physics Honors Major Course Requirements

Typical Curriculum for Honors Physics Majors

 

Course Catalog Descriptions for Physics here.