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Physics Major with Physics Track Detail

Physics Major Curriculum

A. General Education Requirements (The University Curriculum)
B. Required Mathematics and Chemistry Courses

CHEM 11 – General Chemistry
MATH 11, 12, 13, 14 – Calculus and Analytical Geometry
MATH 22 or MATH 23 or AMTH 106 – Differential Equations

C. One Lower-Division Elective

Chosen from:

CSCI 10 – Intro to Computer Science
COEN 10 – Introduction to Programming
COEN 11 – Advanced Programming
COEN 44 – Applied Programming in C
COEN 45 – Applied Programming in MATLAB
CHEM 12 – General Chemistry II

D. Required Physics Courses

PHYS 31, 32 – Physics for Scientists & Engineers I and II (preferred) or PHYS 11, 12 – General Physics
PHYS 33, 34 – Physics for Scientists & Engineers III and IV
PHYS 70 – Electronic Circuits for Scientists
PHYS 103 – Numerical Methods in Physics
PHYS 111, 112 – Electromagnetic Theory I and II
PHYS 120 – Thermal Physics
PHYS 121, 122 – Quantum Mechanics I and II
PHYS 151 – Advanced Laboratory
PHYS 192 – Physics and Society

E. Three Upper-Division Physics Electives

At least one being a laboratory course (L), chosen from:

PHYS 104 – Analytical Mechanics
PHYS 113(L) – Advanced Electromagnetism and Optics
PHYS 116 – Physics of Solids
PHYS 123(L) – Quantum Mechanics III
PHYS 161 – Introduction to Astrophysics
PHYS 162 – Cosmology
PHYS 171– Biophysics