Department of Physics

As a physics major in the general physics track you must complete a minumum of 66 semester hours of course work, including 40 semester hours in physics, 18 semester hours in mathematics, and 8 semester hours in chemistry.

Course Requirements

     PH 221/221L      General Physics I & General Physics I Laboratory
     PH 222/222L      General Physics II & General Physics II Laboratory
     PH 351/351L      Modern Physics I & Modern Physics I Laboratory
     PH 352/352L      Modern Physics II & Modern Physics II Laboratory
     PH 432              Statistical Thermodynamics I
     PH 445              Electromagnetic Theory I
     PH 446              Electromagnetic Theory II
     PH 450              Introductory Quantum Mechanics I
     PH 451              Introductory Quantum Mechanics II
     PH 461              Classical Mechanics I
     PH 462              Classical Mechanics II
     PH 499              Physics Capstone


     MA 125            Calculus I
     MA 126            Calculus II
     MA 227            Calculus III
     MA 252            Introduction to Differential Equations
     MA XXX            3 semester hours at the 200-level or higher 


     CH 115/116      General Chemistry I & General Chemistry I Laboratory
     CH 117/118      General Chemistry II & General Chemistry II Laboratory

Grade Requirements

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses applied to this major.