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DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

Phone: 262-472-1067
E-Mail: physics@uww.edu Faculty: Juliana Constantinescu, Kenneth Menningen (Chairperson), Paul Rybski , Steven Sahvn, Hugo Tscharnack, Steven Watchorn.

Physics is the science which is concerned with the basic structure of matter, including its properties and behavior. Physics serves as a foundation for the other sciences and its concepts and principles form the basis of engineering and technology.

MAJOR/EMPHASES

The recommended general physics course sequence for physics majors and minors is PHYSCS 170/175; with departmental approval PHYSCS 160/PHYSCS 163 may be substituted. PHYSCS 130 may be substituted for PHYSCS 170 or PHYSCS 160/161 upon the recommendation of the instructor in PHYSCS 130 and with the approval of the department.

PHYSICS  ENGINEERING  EMPHASIS  (BA/BS)
(Recommended for students intending to attend engineering school)

MAJOR - 34  UNITS
 1. PHYSCS 170, PHYSCS 172, PHYSCS 173, PHYSCS 174, PHYSCS 175, PHYSCS 280, PHYSCS 282 AND PHYSCS 489
 2. SELECT  REMAINING  UNITS  FROM PHYSCS 221, OR PHYSICS COURSES NUMBERED 300 OR HIGHER EXCEPT PHYSCS 310,  AND NO MORE  THAN  3  UNITS  FROM  490-499 COURSES

MAJOR - UNIQUE  REQUIREMENT - 22 UNITS
 1. CHEM 102, CHEM 104, MATH 255, MATH 355, MATH 361 AND COMPSCI 173  RLS

WRITING - 3 UNITS
 1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372  RLS
AN  APPROVED  MINOR  IS  REQUIRED  FOR  THIS  MAJOR.
 

PHYSICS GRADUATE SCHOOL EMPHASIS (BA/BS)

(Recommended for students intending to attend graduate school.)
 
 

MAJOR - 34 UNITS

 1. PHYSCS 310, PHYSCS 320 AND PHYSCS 489

 2. SELECT 1 GROUP

 (PHYSCS 170, PHYSCS 172, PHYSCS 173, PHYSCS 174, PHYSCS 175) OR (PHYSCS 160, PHYSCS 161, PHYSCS 162, PHYSCS 163)

 3. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM

 PHYSCS 221, PHYSCS 303, PHYSCS 331, PHYSCS 355, PHYSCS 411 AND PHYSCS 413

 4. SELECT REMAINING UNITS FROM PHYSICS

 NUMBERED 300 OR 400 WITH NO MORE THAN 3

 UNITS FROM COURSES PHYSCS 490 THRU 499
 
 

MAJOR - UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 11 UNITS

 1. COMPSCI 173, MATH 255, MATH 355 AND MATH 361 RLS
 
 

WRITING - 3 UNITS

 1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372 RLS

 AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
 
 

PHYSICS INDUSTRY EMPHASIS (BA/BS)

(Recommended for students intending to seek employment in industry.)
 
 

MAJOR - 34 UNITS

 1. PHYSCS 170, PHYSCS 172, PHYSCS 173, PHYSCS 174, PHYSCS 175, PHYSCS 221,

 PHYSCS 310, PHYSCS 320, PHYSCS 330, PHYSCS 331, PHYSCS 364 AND PHYSCS 489

 2. SELECT 1 GROUP

 (PHYSCS 354 AND PHYSCS 355) OR

 (PHYSCS 410 AND PHYSCS 411)

 3. SELECT REMAINING UNITS FROM PHYSICS

 NUMBERED 300 OR 400 WITH NO MORE THAN 3

 UNITS FROM 490 - 499 COURSES
 
 

MAJOR - UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 28 UNITS

 1. CHEM 102, CHEM 104, MATH 255, MATH 355, MATH 361,

 COMPSCI 173, BSEDCNA 141 AND ACCOUNT 244 RLS
 
 

WRITING - 3 UNITS

 1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372 RLS

 AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
 
 

PHYSICS (BSE)

(Recommended for students intending to teach physics in secondary school.)
 
 

LICENSURE - 40 UNITS

 1. C&I SECNDED 466

 2. EDFOUND 243 OR EDFOUND 445

 3. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 210

 4. STUDENT TEACHING

 a. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 412

 b. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 414

 5. C&I SECNDED 429

 6. GEOGRPHY 252 (GS) OR BIOLOGY 214 (GM) RLS

 7. EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 425

 8. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE C&I CIFLD 492

 9. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM EDUINDP 496
 
 

MAJOR - 34 UNITS

 1. PHYSCS 310, PHYSCS 320, PHYSCS 410 AND PHYSCS 489

 2. SELECT 1 GROUP

 (PHYSCS 170, PHYSCS 172, PHYSCS 173, PHYSCS 174, PHYSCS 175) OR (PHYSCS 160, PHYSCS 161, PHYSCS 162, PHYSCS 163)

 3. SELECT REMAINING UNITS FROM PHYSCS 221, ASTRONMY 112 AND COURSES NUMBERED 300 OR 400 WITH NO MORE THAN 3 UNITS SELECTED FROM COURSES PHYSCS 490 THRU 499

 WRITING - 3 UNITS

 1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372 RLS

 AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
 
 

GENERAL SCIENCE-BROADFIELD PHYSICAL SCIENCE EMPHASIS (BSE)
 
 

LICENSURE - 40 UNITS

 1. C&I SECNDED 466

 2. EDFOUND 243 OR EDFOUND 445

 3. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 210

 4. STUDENT TEACHING

 a. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 412

 b. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 414

 5. C&I SECNDED 429

 6. GEOGRPHY 252 (GS) OR BIOLOGY 214 (GM) RLS

 7. EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 425

 8. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE C&I CIFLD 492

 9. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM EDUINDP 496
 
 

MAJOR - 58 UNITS

 1.  SELECT 1 GROUP
         (PHYSCS 170, PHYSCS 172, PHYSCS 173, PHYSCS 174, PHYSCS 175) OR (PHYSCS 160, PHYSCS 161, PHYSCS 162, PHYSCS 163)
 2.   PHYSCS 310 AND PHYSCS 410
 3.   SELECT 1 COURSE FROM
  PHYSCS 221, PHYSCS 303, PHYSCS 331, PHYSCS 355, PHYSCS 411 OR PHYSCS 413
 4.   SELECT 5-7 UNITS OF PHYSICS ELECTIVES FROM       COURSES AT 300 OR 400 LEVEL FOR A TOTAL OF 24 PHYSICS UNITS
 5.   CHEM 252 OR CHEM 370
 6.   CHEM 102, CHEM 104, CHEM 251, CHEM 261 AND CHEM 352 AND SELECT 1 UNIT FROM CHEMISTRY
 7.   SELECT 10 UNITS FROM BIOLOGY
 8.   SELECT 10 UNITS FROM EARTH SCIENCE
 
WRITING - 3 UNITS

 1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372 RLS
 
 

GENERAL SCIENCE-BROADFIELD PHYSICS EMPHASIS (BSE)
 
 

LICENSURE - 40 UNITS

 1. C&I SECNDED 466

 2. EDFOUND 243 OR EDFOUND 445

 3. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 210

 4. STUDENT TEACHING

 a. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 412

 b. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 414

 5. C&I SECNDED 429

 6. GEOGRPHY 252 (GS) OR BIOLOGY 214 (GM) RLS

 7. EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 425

 8. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE C&I CIFLD 492

 9. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM EDUINDP 496
 
 

MAJOR - 58 UNITS
  1.  SELECT 1 GROUP
          (PHYSCS 170, PHYSCS 172, PHYSCS 173, PHYSCS 174, PHYSCS 175) OR (PHYSCS 160, PHYSCS 161, PHYSCS 162, PHYSCS 163)
 2.   PHYSICS 310, PHYSICS 410 AND PHYSCS 489
 3.   SELECT 1 COURSE  FROM
  PHYSCS 221, PHYSCS 303, PHYSCS 331, PHYSCS 355, PHYSCS 411 OR PHYSCS 413
 4.   SELECT 3-5 UNITS OF PHYSICS ELECTIVES FROM
         COURSES AT 300 OR 400 LEVEL FOR A TOTAL OF 24 PHYSICS UNITS
 5.   SELECT 14 UNITS FROM BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY
        OR EARTH SCIENCE
         (GEOLGY 100, GEOLGY 204, GEOLGY 205, GEOLGY 300,
         GEOLGY 301, GEOLGY 314 THRU GEOLGY 319, GEOLGY 490        THRU GEOLGY 498, GEOGRPHY 210, GEOGRPHY 310,        GEOGRPHY 320, ASTRONMY 112 OR  ASTRONMY 114)        OR BIOLOGY OR CHEMISTRY DEPTS
 6.   SELECT 10 UNITS FROM EACH OF 2 SCIENCES NOT  TAKEN PREVIOUSLY
 

WRITING - 3 UNITS

 1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372 RLS
 
 

Earth science courses include: all courses in geology, physical geography, geomorphology, meteorology and climate, physiography, introductory astronomy and descriptive astronomy. This major is designed to prepare broadly trained, versatile science teachers for maximum employment opportunities and cannot be completed with 120 units. The actual number of units for most students will be about 130 units.
 
 

MINOR/EMPHASIS
 
 

PHYSICS
 
 

MINOR - 24 UNITS

 1. PHYSCS 310 AND PHYSCS 410

 2. SELECT 1 GROUP

 (PHYSCS 170, PHYSCS 172, PHYSCS 173, PHYSCS 174, PHYSCS 175) OR (PHYSCS 160, PHYSCS 161, PHYSCS 162, PHYSCS 163)

 3. SELECT ELECTIVE UNITS FROM PHYSCS TO TOTAL

 24 UNITS FROM COURSES AT 300 OR 400 LEVEL
 
 

PHYSICS EDUCATION EMPHASIS
 
 

MINOR - 24 UNITS

 1. PHYSCS 310 AND PHYSCS 410

 2. SELECT 1 GROUP

 (PHYSCS 170, PHYSCS 172, PHYSCS 173, PHYSCS 174, PHYSCS 175) OR (PHYSCS 160, PHYSCS 161, PHYSCS 162, PHYSCS 163)

 3. SELECT 1 COURSE FROM PHYSCS 221, PHYSCS 303,  PHYSCS 331, PHYSCS 355, PHYSCS 411 OR PHYSCS 413

 4. SELECT ELECTIVES FOR TOTAL OF 24 UNITS FROM

 COURSES AT 300 OR 400 LEVEL
 
 

PHYSICAL SCIENCE
 
 

MINOR - 23 UNITS

 1. (PHYSCS 160, PHYSCS 161, PHYSCS 162, PHYSCS 163) OR (PHYSCS 170,

PHYSCS 172, PHYSCS 173, PHYSCS 174, PHYSCS 175)

 2. SELECT ELECTIVES FOR TOTAL OF 23 UNITS FROM:

 CHEM 251, CHEM 252, CHEM 261, CHEM 262, CHEM 352,

CHEM 456, MATH 243, MATH 250, MATH 253, PHYSCS 221, PHYSCS 330, OR PHYSCS 331
 
 

UNIQUE REQUIREMENT:

1. CHEM 102, CHEM 104 AND MATH 152

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