* Required for major
† For the applied science or general track, these courses are replaced by six courses approved by the Physics Department. It is possible to complete either track in three years with careful planning.
PH 202 (or PH 102with written permission of the department chair) is a prerequisite for all PH 300- and 400-level courses.
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.
Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement under Curriculum and Policies).
Applied Science or General Tracks
Six courses selected in consultation with the physics advisor.
Areas of Study within the Applied Science and General Tracks
The following are a few areas of study within the applied science and general tracks. More examples can be found on the department's website. Students should consult an advisor in the Physics Department to design their particular program.
To complete the coursework needed to become certified to teach at the secondary level, students must take additional courses that fulfill a Minor in Secondary Education (see requirements under Teacher Education).