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Physics

2013-14 FINALIZED 2-3-14 

LEE CARKNER, Professor

B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State

JOSHUA DYER, Assistant Professor
B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., Michigan State

NATHAN H. FRANK, Assistant Professor
B.A., Concordia College; Ph.D., Michigan State

JAMES VAN HOWE, Associate Professor
B.S., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Cornell

CECILIA J. VOGEL, Professor, Chair
B.S., Michigan State; Ph.D., Minnesota

Major in Physics

28 credits, including PHYS-201, PHYS-202, PHYS-203, PHYS-220, PHYS-301, PHYS-350, PHYS-351, PHYS-352. Students planning to do graduate work are expected to take PHYS-311, PHYS-320, PHYS-401, and other appropriate courses from PHYS-308, PHYS-313, PHYS-316 and PHYS-360. 100-level courses do not count toward the major.

Required supporting courses (15 credits): CHEM-121, CHEM-122 and MATH-219, MATH-220 and MATH-221.

Students may NOT major in both Engineering Physics and Physics.

Major for Teaching Physics

28 credits, including PHYS-201, PHYS-202, PHYS-203, PHYS-220, PHYS-301, PHYS-308, PHYS-313, PHYS-320, PHYS-350, PHYS-351, PHYS-352 and PHYS-360. See the Director of Secondary Education. 100-level courses do not count toward the major.

Required supporting courses (39 credits): ASTR-315; BIOL-200, BIOL-210, BIOL-220; CHEM-121, CHEM-122, CHEM-123; GEOG-101; GEOL-101; one of the following three courses: GEOG-103, GEOL-103 or GEOL-115; MATH-219, MATH-220, MATH-221.

Minor in Physics

16 credits: PHYS-201, PHYS-202, PHYS-203, PHYS-220, PHYS-301, PHYS-350, PHYS-351 and PHYS-352.

Major in Engineering Physics

29 credits, including PHYS-170, PHYS-201, PHYS-202, PHYS-203, PHYS-220, PHYS-301, PHYS-350, PHYS-351, PHYS-352 and either PHYS-320 and PHYS-322 or PHYS-308 and PHYS-311. In addition, students will take one elective class from PHYS-308, PHYS-311, PHYS-313, PHYS-316, PHYS-320, PHYS-322, PHYS-360, PHYS-370, PHYS-390, and PHYS-401.

Required supporting courses (15 credits): CHEM-121, CHEM-122 and MATH-219, MATH-220, MATH-221.

Students may NOT major in both Physics and Engineering Physics (11-12-09.)


Courses (PHYS)