DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

Phone: 414-472-1067-----E-Mail: physics@uwwvax.uww.edu

Faculty: Elizabeth George, Russell Helwig, Kenneth Menningen, Paul Rybski (Chairperson), Frank Stekel, Shirley Stekel, Neil Stone, Norm Stoner, Hugo Tscharnack.

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 800-170/175; with departmental approval 800-160/800-163 may be substituted. 800-130 may be substituted for 800-170 or 800-160/161 upon the recommendation of the instructor in 800-130 and with the approval of the department.

PHYSICS GRADUATE SCHOOL EMPHASIS (BA/BS)

(Recommended for students intending to attend graduate school.)

MAJOR - 34 CREDITS

  1. PHYS 800-310, 800-320 AND 800-489
  2. SELECT 1 GROUP
    (PHYS 800-170, 800-172, 800-173, 800-174, 800-175) OR (PHYS 800-160, 800-161, 800-162, 800-163)
  3. SELECT 2 CRED FROM PHYS 800-221 OR LAB COURSES NUMBERED 300 OR 400
    PHYS 800-221, 800-331, 800-355, 800-411 AND 800-413
  4. SELECT REMAINING CREDITS FROM PHYSICS NUMBERED 300 OR 400 WITH NO MORE THAN 3 CREDITS FROM COURSES 800-490 THRU 499

MAJOR - UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 11 CREDITS

  1. MATH 760-255, 760-355 AND 760-361 RLS

WRITING - 3 CREDITS

  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372 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 CREDITS

  1. PHYS 800-170, 800-172, 800-173, 800-174, 800-175, 800-221, 800-310, 800-320, 800-330, 800-331, 800-364 AND 800-489
  2. SELECT 1 GROUP
    (PHYS 800-354 AND 800-355) OR (PHYS 800-410 AND 800-411)
  3. SELECT REMAINING CREDITS FROM PHYSICS NUMBERED 300 OR 400 WITH NO MORE THAN 3 CREDITS FROM 490 - 499 COURSES

MAJOR - UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 28 CREDITS

  1. CHEM 640-102, 640-104, MATH 760-255, 760-355, 760-361, CPSC 765-171, ECON 230-211 AND ACTG 210-244 RLS

WRITING - 3 CREDITS

  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372 RLS

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

PHYSICS (BSE)

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

LICENSURE - 40 CREDITS

  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
  5. C&I 437-429
  6. GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
  7. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  8. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  9. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM EDUC 400-496

MAJOR - 34 CREDITS

  1. PHYS 800-310, 800-320, 800-410 AND 800-489
  2. SELECT 1 GROUP
    (PHYS 800-170, 800-172, 800-173, 800-174, 800-175) OR (800-160, 800-161, 800-162, 800-163)
  3. SELECT REMAINING CRED FROM PHYSICS 800-152, 800-221, ASTR 805-112 AND COURSES NUMBERED 300 OR 400 WITH NO MORE THAN 3 CREDITS SELECTED FROM COURSES 800-490 THRU 499

WRITING - 3 CREDITS

  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372 RLS

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

GENERAL SCIENCE-BROADFIELD PHYSICAL SCIENCE EMPHASIS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 40 CREDITS

  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
  5. C&I 437-429
  6. GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
  7. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  8. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  9. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM EDUC 400-496

MAJOR - 58 CREDITS

  1. PHYS 800-310 AND 800-410
  2. SELECT 1 GROUP
    (PHYS 800-170, 800-172, 800-173, 800-174, 800-175) OR (PHYS 800-160, 800-161, 800-162, 800-163)
  3. SELECT ELECTIVES FOR TOTAL OF 24 CRED FROM COURSES AT 300 OR 400 LEVEL
  4. CHEM 640-252 OR 640-370
  5. CHEM 640-102, 640-104, 640-251, 640-261 AND 640-352 AND SELECT 1 CRED FROM CHEMISTRY
  6. SELECT 10 CRED FROM BIOLOGY
  7. SELECT 10 CRED FROM EARTH SCIENCE
  8. SELECT 1 CRED FROM PHYS 800-221 OR LAB COURSES NUMBERED 300 OR 400 LEVEL PHYS 800-221, 800-331, 800-355, 800-411 AND 800-413

WRITING - 3 CREDITS

  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372 RLS

GENERAL SCIENCE-BROADFIELD PHYSICS EMPHASIS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 40 CREDITS

  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
  5. C&I 437-429
  6. GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
  7. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  8. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  9. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM EDUC 900-496

MAJOR - 58 CREDITS

  1. PHYS 800-310 AND 800-410
  2. SELECT 1 CRED FROM PHYS 800-221 OR LAB COURSES NUMBERED 300 OR 400 LEVEL PHYS 800-221, 800-331, 800-355, 800-411 AND 800-413
  3. SELECT ELECTIVES FOR TOTAL OF 24 CRED FROM PHYSICS COURSES AT 300 OR 400 LEVEL
  4. SELECT 14 CRED FROM BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY OR EARTH SCIENCE (GEOL 616-100, 616-204, 616-205, 616-300, 616-301, 616-314 THRU 616-319, 616-490 THRU 616-498, GEOG 722-210, 722-310, 722-320, ASTR 805-112 OR ASTR 805-114) OR BIOL 630 OR CHEM 640 DEPTS
  5. SELECT 10 CRED FROM EACH OF 2 SCIENCES NOT TAKEN PREVIOUSLY
  6. SELECT 1 GROUP
    (PHYS 800-170, 800-172, 800-173, 800-174, 800-175) OR (PHYS 800-160, 800-161, 800-162, 800-163)

WRITING - 3 CREDITS

  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372 RLS

Earth science courses include: all courses in geology, physical geography, geomorphology, meteorology and climate, physiography, introductory astronomy, descriptive astronomy.

This major is designed to prepare broadly trained, versatile science teachers for maximum employment opportunities and cannot be completed with 120 credits. The actual number of credits for most students will be about 130 credits.

MINOR/EMPHASIS

PHYSICS

MINOR - 24 CREDITS

  1. PHYS 800-310 AND 800-410
  2. SELECT 1 GROUP
    PHYS (800-170, 800-172, 800-173, 800-174, 800-175) OR (800-160, 800-161, 800-162, 800-163)
  3. SELECT ELECTIVE CRED FROM PHYSICS TO TOTAL 24 CRED FROM COURSES AT 300 OR 400 LEVEL

PHYSICS EDUCATION EMPHASIS

MINOR - 24 CREDITS

  1. PHYS 800-310 AND 800-410
  2. SELECT 1 GROUP
    (PHYS 800-170, 800-172, 800-173, 800-174, 800-175) OR (PHYS 800-160, 800-161, 800-162, 800-163)
  3. SELECT 1 CRED FROM PHYS 800-221 OR LAB COURSES NUMBERED 300 OR 400 LEVEL PHYS 800-331, 800-355, 800-411, 800-413
  4. SELECT ELECTIVES FOR TOTAL OF 24 CRED FROM COURSES AT 300 OR 400 LEVEL

PHYSICS (800) COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ASTRONOMY (805) COURSE DESCRIPTIONS



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