The four-year requirements for the B.S. degree in Physics are a minimum of 32 courses including:
The four-year requirements for the A.B. degree in Physics are a minimum of 32 courses including:
The requirements for the A.B. or B.S. in Physics with a concentration in Astronomy are:
The Minor in Physics requires a sequence of six Physics courses which must include a two-semester introductory calculus-based sequence (i.e. Phys 131-133, or Phys 151-152) and 215. The three additional Physics courses are to be chosen from among those that may be used to meet the requirements for a major in Physics. Courses with numbers below 111 are designed primarily for students in non-technical programs, are less mathematical in their approach to physics, and are not acceptable for the purpose of meeting this requirement.
Shown below are some typical course patterns for fulfilling the physics degree requirements, particularly in the first two years of study. Depending on your interests and background, however, there may be other possibilities or options available. Please consult with any physics faculty member about the opportunities available to you.
|1st||Phys 130||Phys 131 or Phys 151|
|Math 161||Math 162|
|2nd||Phys 133 or Phys 152||Phys 215|
|Math 263||Math 264|
|3rd||Phys 351||Phys 327|
|Electives and Advanced Physics Courses||Electives and Advanced Physics Courses|
|4th||Electives and Advanced Physics Courses||Electives and Advanced Physics Courses|
Sometimes students take their first physics course in the spring of their first year. In this situation, the only change from the pattern above is that Phys 130 should be taken any subsequent fall semester.