Physics

Phone: 262-472-1067 E-Mail: physics@uww.edu

Faculty: Robert Benjamin, Abdelkrim Boukahil, Juliana Constantinescu, Jalal Nawash, Paul Rybski, Steven Sahyun (Chairperson).

Physics is the science that 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 180 and PHYSCS 181. In certain cases, and with departmental approval, PHYSCS 140 may be substituted for PHYSCS 180 and/or PHYSCS 141 may be substituted for PHYSCS 181.

PHYSICS ENGINEERING EMPHASIS (BA/BS)

(Recommended for students intending to attend engineering school)

MAJOR - 38 UNITS

1. PHYSCS 180, PHYSCS 181, PHYSCS 221, PHYSCS 305, PHYSCS 310, PHYSCS 324, PHYSCS 330, PHYSCS 331, PHYSCS 344, PHYSCS 360, AND PHYSCS 489

2. SELECT 2 UNITS OF PHYSCS 190

3. SELECT REMAINING UNITS FROM PHYSICS COURSES NUMBERED 300 OR HIGHER WITH NO MORE THAN 3 UNITS FROM 490-499 COURSES

4. DEPARTMENTAL EXIT INTERVIEW

MAJOR - UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 22 UNITS

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

2. CHOOSE ONE: COMPSCI 172 OR COMPSCI 174

WRITING - 3 UNITS

1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372

 

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR.

PHYSICS GRADUATE SCHOOL EMPHASIS (BA/BS)

(Recommended for students intending to attend graduate school.)

MAJOR - 38 UNITS

1. SELECT 1 GROUP (PHYSCS 180, PHYSCS 181) OR (PHYSCS 140, PHYSCS 141)

2. PHYSCS 221, PHYSCS 305, PHYSCS 310, PHYSCS 324, PHYSCS 325, PHYSCS 344 AND PHYSCS 364 AND PHYSCS 489

3. SELECT 2 UNITS OF PHYSCS 190

4. SELECT REMAINING UNITS FROM PHYSICS NUMBERED 300 OR 400 WITH NO MORE THAN 3 UNITS FROM COURSES PHYSCS 490 THRU 499

5. DEPARTMENT EXIT INTERVIEW

MAJOR - UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 12 UNITS

1. MATH 255, MATH 355 AND MATH 361

2. CHOOSE ONE: COMPSCI 172 OR COMPSCI 174

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 - 38 UNITS

1. PHYSCS 180, PHYSCS 181 PHYSCS 221, PHYSCS 305, PHYSCS 310, PHYSCS 324, PHYSCS 330, PHYSCS 331, PHYSCS 364 AND PHYSCS 489

2. SELECT 2 UNITS OF PHYSCS 190

3. SELECT PHYSCS 344 OR PHYSCS 360

4. SELECT REMAINING UNITS FROM PHYSICS NUMBERED 300 OR 400 WITH NO MORE THAN 3 UNITS FROM 490 - 499 COURSES

5. DEPARTMENTAL EXIT INTERVIEW

MAJOR - UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 28 UNITS

1. CHEM 102, CHEM 104, MATH 255, MATH 355, MATH 361, ITBE 141 AND ACCOUNT 244

2. CHOOSE ONE: COMPSCI 172 OR COMPSCI 174

WRITING - 3 UNITS

1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372

 

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

PHYSICS (BSE)

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

LICENSURE - 41 UNITS

1. SPECED 205

2. GEOGRPY 252 OR BIOLOGY 214

3. FOUNDATIONS BLOCK: EDFOUND 243, EDFOUND 212, AND EDFNDPRC 210

4. EDFOUND 425

5. SECNDED 466

6. SECONDED 429

7. FIELD STUDY: SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE CIFLD 492

8. ALTERNATIVE-LEVEL STUDENT TEACHING: SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 402 (MIDDLE SCHOOL) OR CIFLD 404 (SECONDARY SCHOOL)

9. STUDENT TEACHING: SELECT 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 414 (SECONDARY SCHOOL) OR CIFLD 412 (MIDDLE SCHOOL)

MAJOR - 34 UNITS

1. SELECT 1 GROUP (PHYSCS 180, PHYSCS 181) OR (PHYSCS 140, PHYSCS 141)

2. SELECT 2 UNITS OF PHYSCS 190

3. PHYSCS 221, PHYSCS 305, PHYSCS 310, PHYSCS 324, PHYSCS 344 AND PHYSCS 489

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

5. DEPARTMENTAL EXIT INTERVIEW

WRITING - 3 UNITS

1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372

 

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

MINORS/EMPHASES

PHYSICS

MINOR - 24 UNITS

1 . SELECT 1 GROUP (PHYSCS 180, PHYSCS 181) OR (PHYSCS 140, PHYSCS 141)

2. PHYSCS 305, PHYSCS 310 AND PHYSCS 324

3. SELECT ELECTIVE UNITS FROM PHYSCS TO TOTAL 24 UNITS FROM PHYSCS 221 AND COURSES AT 300 OR 400 LEVEL

PHYSICS EDUCATION EMPHASIS

MINOR - 24 UNITS

1. SELECT 1 GROUP (PHYSCS 180, PHYSCS 181) OR (PHYSCS 140, PHYSCS 141)

2. PHYSCS 305, PHYSCS 310

3. SELECT 1 COURSE FROM PHYSCS 221, PHYSCS 303, PHYSCS 331, PHYSCS 344, OR PHYSCS 360

4. SELECT ELECTIVES FOR TOTAL OF 24 UNITS FROM COURSES AT 300 OR 400 LEVEL

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

MINOR - 23 UNITS

1. SELECT ONE GROUP (PHYSCS 180, PHYSCS 181) OR (PHYSCS 140, PHYSCS 141)

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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