2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    Apr 14, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, BS

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Requirements for the Major

Requirements for the major are as follows:

Applied Science Track Courses

The analytic track courses are replaced with six science and math courses that form a cohesive whole. These six courses must be selected in consultation with the physics advisor.

Analytic Track

Requirements for the Analytic Track

An example of a typical program of courses in the analytic track is as follows:

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Fall Term


* Required for major
† For the applied science track, these courses are replaced by six science and math courses approved by the Physics Department.


  1. EG 331 /EG 031  may be counted in lieu of PH 397 .
  2. PH 416  and PH 418  may not be offered every year, so it is important to plan ahead, particularly if the student is considering spending a semester abroad.
  3. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement  under Curriculum and Policies).

Areas of Study within the Applied Science Track

The following are two examples of study within the applied science track. More examples can be found on the department's website. Students should consult an advisor in the Physics Department to design their particular program.

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