A variety of courses are offered to physics majors, students of other sciences and engineering, and non-scientists. The classes for physics majors are small and feature individualized instruction.
Introductory courses are designed for students with a variety of physics and mathematical backgrounds, ranging from those with excellent preparation to those with a minimum of mathematical training. You can read our guides to first-year course selection and choosing the right physics course to help you decide which to take. You also can consult the list of courses currently being offered to find out what you can take this semester. Syllabi for the most recent offerings of all our courses are also available.
The physics curriculum includes several physics major options to choose from, as well as a physics minor. The study of physics can be combined with other intellectual pursuits and can be part of preparation for a variety of careers. Many of our students go on to graduate school in physics, but many of them go on to other graduate and professional programs. Many of our students also graduate straight into careers in scientific, engineering, and other fields.