Majoring in Physics
Physics is the branch of science that investigates the laws of motion and properties of matter. It is often divided into the sub-disciplines of mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, optics, atomic, and nuclear physics.
The physics major consists of a minimum of 61 credits including:
- Math 120, 121, 213, 222.
- Chemistry 105 and 106; or 117.
- Physics 111, 150, 250, 300, 320, 335, 405, 435, 470, and one credit of 388 or 499.
- Physics 315 or 370.
- Additional physics courses numbered above 300 not including 390 or 490 to attain 61 credits.
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Four Year Plan
The following tables illustrate a typical plan to complete the major within a four-year time frame. Students taking different paths may take longer than the four year plan here. Please consult with an advisor when planning your major - some physics courses are taught only in alternate years.