Jan 21, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, B.S.

Requirements for the Physics Major:

And two other science courses numbered 100 or above

At least one of which must be taken outside the department. Students are expected to attend the weekly departmental colloquium series to gain an appreciation for current research in physics and related areas.

Curriculum for those attending graduate school:

For those students wishing to consider graduate work in physics or a closely related discipline (e.g., astronomy, materials science, applied physics), the department advises the following curriculum:

Possible Substitution Courses

For students interested in pursuing careers that do not require graduate work in physics, some substitutions of courses in engineering will be considered by the department. Students must request formal approval from the Department of Physics and Astronomy for any such substitution. Examples include:

Requirements for Honors in Physics and Astronomy:

In addition to the requirements for the major, the student must take PHY 491  , submit an honors thesis, and satisfy College requirements for departmental honors.

Requirements for the Leadership in Medicine Program:

Students in the Leadership in Medicine program whose science emphasis is in physics should take the following seven courses: PHY 110   , PHY 111   (both already core courses), PHY 122   , PHY 123   , PHY 200   ,  PHY 210   , and one additional course from PHY 220   , PHY 230   , PHY 270   , PHY 310   , or PHY 311   in consultation with their physics adviser.