Physics Program Requirements


Please Note: The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most current Physics Program Requirements including course descriptions.


Physics Major Core

  • PHYS 131C - P4 General Physics I (4)
  • PHYS 132C - P4 General Physics II (4)
  • PHYS 211 - Modern Physics I (4)
  • PHYS 211L - Modern Physics I Laboratory (1)
  • PHYS 212 - Modern Physics II (4)
  • PHYS 212L - Modern Physics II Laboratory (1)
  • MATH 120C - P4 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 122C - P4 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 221C - Calculus III (4)
  • MATH 222 - SQ Differential Equations (3)

Additional Requirements:

B.A.: 12 additional credits of Physics electives.

B.S. Option I: 24 additional credits to include: PHYS 301, 333, 334, 341, 342, 365, 451, and 452.

B.S. Option II: 24 additional credits to include: 12 additional credits of Physics electives and 12 credits of science courses chosen from Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. The courses in Biology or Chemistry must be chosen from those that satisfy the minor requirement in those disciplines, and the courses in Physics must be at or beyond the 200 level. The 12-hour science course combination can consist of courses entirely from Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.

Minor in Physics

A Physics minor consists of the following 18 credits of Physics courses:

  • PHYS 131C - P4 General Physics I (4)
  • PHYS 132C - P4 General Physics II (4)
  • PHYS 211 - Modern Physics I (4)
  • PHYS 211L - Modern Physics I Lab (1)
  • PHYS 212 - Modern Physics II (4)
  • PHYS 212L - Modern Physics II Lab (1)

Note: A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.


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