Resources for:

    Graduate School Emphasis

    Physics Major With Graduate School Emphasis

    Recommended for students intending to attend graduate school.

    Click here for the Physics Graduate School Advising Checklist

    A suggested four-year course plan can be found here.(PDF document)

    Also, the following table represents a typical 4-year plan for a student intending to pursue graduate study in physics or a related field. This 4 year plan fulfills the requirements for a Bachelor of Science, a physics major and a mathematics minor, as well as the General Education courses required by the University for graduation. You may wish to view a table of course requirements to compare the physics coursework required for each of the four emphases of the physics major.

    Term

    Course Name

    Credits

    Fall 2013    

    English 101 Freshman English

    3

    Physics 180 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I

    5

    Physics 190 Frontiers of Engineering and Physics

    1

    Math 253 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

    5

    PEGRNL 192 Personal Health and Fitness

    1

    Total Semester Credits

    15

    Term

    Course Name

    Credits

    SPRING 2014

    English 102 Freshman English

    3

    Physics 181 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II

    5

    Math 254 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

    5

    GenED 110 World of the Arts

    3


     

    Total Semester Credits

    16

    Term

    Course Name

    Credits

    Fall 2014    

    GenEd 130 Individual and Society

    3

    Physics 305 Mechanics: Statics

    3

    Physics 190 Frontiers of Engineering and Physics

    1

    Physics 324 Methods of Theoretical Physics

    3

    Math 255 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

    3

    Physics 221 Intermediate Laboratory

    2

    Total Semester Credits

    15

    Term

    Course Name

    Credits

    Spring 2015 

    Speech 110 Fundamentals of Speech

    3           

    Physics 310 Mechanics: Dynamics      

    3

    Physics 330 Electronics

    3

    Physics 331 Electronics Laboratory

    1

    GenEd 120 or GenEd 140 Global or Historical Perspectives

    3

    Math 355 Matrices and Linear Algebra

    3

    Total Semester Credits

    16

    Term

    Course Name                                           

    Credits

    FAll 2015

    Physics 364 Thermal Physics                 

    3  

    Chemistry 102 Introductory Chemistry I     

    5

    GenEd 390 The World of Ideas

    3

    Math 361 Differential Equations

    3


     


     

    Total Semester Credits

    14

    Term

    Course Name

    Credits

    Spring 2016

    Physics 344 Modern Physics                                    

    4            

    Physics 325 Classical Electromagnetism

    3

    Chemistry 104 Introductory Chemistry II

    5

    CompSci 347 Scientific Computing

    3

     


     

    Total Semester Credits

    15

    Term

    Course Name

    Credits

    Fall 2016         

    Physics 489 Senior Seminar 

    2             

    Physics 496 Special Topics 

    2

    English 370 Adv. Composition                                              

    3

    Foreign Language I

    4               

     

    Elective

    3

    Total Semester Credits

    15

    Term

    Course Name

    Credits

    Spring 2017

    Math 459 Partial Differential Equations                   

    3             

    Diversity

    3

    Physics 360 Optics

    4

    Foreign Language II

    4

    Elective

    3

    Total Semester Credits

    16

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