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Courses of special interest:

  • Classical Mechanics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Measuring the Universe
  • Optics
  • Research in Physics
  • Special Relativity

Catalog 2014-2015

Physics Major/Minor Patterns
Major
12.75 course units, including:
PHYS 2115 University Physics I
PHYS 2125 University Physics II
PHYS 2154 Special Relativity
PHYS 2164 Modern Physics
PHYS 2404 Optics
PHYS 3014 Classical Mechanics
PHYS 3054 Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 3101 Research in Physics
PHYS 4064 Quantum Mechanics with Advanced Laboratory I
PHYS 4102 Senior Research in Physics

Allied courses:
MATH 1304 Calculus I
MATH 1324 Calculus II
MATH 2084 Differential Equations
MATH 2144 Calculus III

To become certified to teach physics, students must complete the following:
Physics Major
Education Minor (see Education)
Minor
8 course units, including:
PHYS 2115 University Physics I
PHYS 2125 University Physics II
PHYS 2154 Special Relativity

2 electives from the following:
CHEM 3155 Physical Chemistry I or
CHEM 3165 Physical Chemistry II
PHYS 2404 Optics
PHYS 3014 Classical Mechanics
PHYS 3054 Electricity and Magnetism

Allied Courses:
MATH 1304 Calculus I
MATH 1324 Calculus II
MATH 2144 Calculus III
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