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. Depending on your interests and background, however, there may be other possibilities or options available. Please consult with any physics faculty members about the opportunities available to you.
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Sometimes students take their first physics course in the spring of their first year. For the class of 2018 and later, the only change from the patterns above is that Phys 130 should be taken any subsequent fall semester.