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Requirements for the Major

Physics courses:

MTH 250 Calculus III
PHY 151 Principles of Physics I
PHY 152 Principles of Physics II
PHY 311 Thermal Physics
PHY 313 Modern Physics
PHY 321 Experimental Physics I
PHY 322 Experimental Physics II
PHY 331 Computational Physics I
PHY 332 Computational Physics II
PHY 351 Mechanics
PHY 352 Electromagnetic Theory
PHY 401 Quantum Mechanics
PHY 402 Astrophysics
PHY 601 Capstone I
PHY 602 Capstone II

Plus, four of the following:

BIO 201 Cell Biology and Genetics
BIO 202 Organismal Biology and Ecology
CHE 117 Principles of Chemistry
CHE 180 Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 230 Chemical Analysis
CS 151 Principles of Computer Science I
CS 152 Principles of Computer Science II
MSE 211 Statics and Mechanics of Materials
MSE 221 Principles of Electrical Engineering
MSE 231 Science and Engineering of Materials
MSE 241 Semiconductor Physics
MSE 320 Solid State Chemistry
MSE 360 Polymer Chemistry
MTH 152 Calculus II
MTH 253 Differential Equations
MTH 261 Linear Algebra
MTH 321 Numerical Analysis


What can you do with a Physics degree?

Imagine yourself a physicist, engineer, materials scientist, geologist, medical physicist, climatologist, data analyst, computer programmer, laboratory inspector, science writer, teacher, consultant, and more.