Standard Physics Concentration, B.S.

Below you will find the required courses for the Standard Physics Concentration. This concentration starts with the basic introductory physics courses: University Physics I, II, and III and the calculus sequence. Then it progresses through more advanced math and physics classes. It will prepare you for the Physics GRE, which is generally required for most graduate programs. You can see any advisor to discuss this concentration. 

Course Number Name Credits Offered
Introductory Courses
PHYS 20700 University Physics I 4 Fall & Spring
PHYS 20800 University Physics II 4 Fall & Spring
PHYS 20900 University Physics III 4 Fall & Spring
CHEM 10301 General Chemistry I 4 Fall & Spring
CHEM 10401 General Chemistry II 4 Fall & Spring
BIO 10100 Biological Foundations I 4 Fall & Spring
Math Courses
MATH 20100 Calculus I 4 Fall & Spring
MATH 21200 Calculus II with Introduction to Multivariable Funct. 4 Fall & Spring
MATH 21300 Calculus III with Vector Analysis 4 Fall & Spring
MATH 39100 Methods of Differential Equations 3 Fall & Spring
MATH 34600 Elements of Linear Algebra (for all new students) 3 Fall & Spring
  OR    
MATH 39200 Linear Algebra and Vector Analysis for Engineers* 3 Fall & Spring
Upper Level Courses
PHYS 35100 Mechanics 4 Fall & Spring
PHYS 35300 Electricity and Magnetism I 3 Fall
PHYS 35400 Electricity and Magnetism II 3 Spring
PHYS 36100 Mathematical Methods in Physics 4 Fall & Spring
PHYS 37100 Advanced Physics Laboratory I 2 Fall
PHYS 47100 Advanced Physics Laboratory II 2 Spring
PHYS 45100 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics 3 Spring
PHYS 55100 Quantum Physics I 4 Spring
PHYS 55200 Quantum Physics II 3 Fall
PHYS 55600 Current Topics in Physics 1 Fall & Spring
Choose 1 of the following four:
MATH 32800 Methods of Numerical Analysis 3  
MATH 36600 Introduction to Applied Mathematical Computation 3  
CSC 10200 Introduction to Computing 3  
CSC 10400 Discrete Mathematical Structures 3  
1 Physics elective From the following
PHYS 31000 Independent Study 3 to 4  
PHYS 31500 Medical Physics 3  
PHYS 33300 Development of Knowledge in Physics I 3 Fall
PHYS 33400 Development of Knowledge in Physics II 3 Spring
PHYS 42200 Biophysics 3 Spring
PHYS 42300 Biophysics in Applications 3 Fall
PHYS 45200 Optics 3 Fall
PHYS 45300 Physical Photonics I/Laser Optics 3  
PHYS 45400 Descriptive Astronomy 3 Fall
PHYS 52200 Biomedical Physics 3  
PHYS 55400 Solid State Physics 3 Fall
PHYS V0100 Mathematical Methods in Physics 4  
PHYS V1100 Analytical Dynamics 4  
PHYS V1500-1600 Electromagnetic Theory 4  
PHYS V2500-2600 Quantum Mechanics 4  
       
*Notes
1. All incoming and new students should take MATH 34600 instead of 39200.