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Physics course catalog

2017-18

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

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

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

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

WILLIAM PETERSON, Assistant, Professor
B.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa

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

Major in Physics

27-30 credits, including PHYS-201, PHYS-202, PHYS-203, PHYS-301, PHYS-350, PHYS-351, PHYS-352, PHYS-420 or PHYS-421, and 12 additional credits at the 300 and 400 level. 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 and PHYS-305 do not count toward the major.

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

Students may NOT major in both Engineering Physics and Physics.

Major for Teaching Physics

27 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 and PHYS-305 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

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

Major in Engineering Physics

28-31 credits, including PHYS-170, PHYS-201, PHYS-202, PHYS-203, PHYS-301, PHYS-350, PHYS-351, PHYS-352, PHYS-420 or PHYS-421, 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, MATH-219, MATH-220, and MATH-221.

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

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.


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