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Professional Physics (BS)

The Professional Physics concentration is designed for students who would like to either continue their physics studies in graduate school or work in industry as a physicist. The additional course requirements and year-long senior research project give students knowledge and experience that will serve them well as graduate students or career physicists.

In addition to the required courses listed near the bottom of this page that all physics majors must take, the following courses are required for the professional physics concentration:  

PHY130  First-Year Physics Seminar      
PHY341 & PHY342 Electronic and Magnetic Fields II & Lab OR PHY340 Optics
PHY355 Quantum Mechanics      
CHE111 & CHE112 Principles of Chemistry I, II OR CPS121 & CPS121 Introduction to Programming & Object-Oriented Software Developement
PHY471 & PHY 472 Research I, II      


PHY121 & Lab Introductory Physics I
PHY122 & Lab Introductory Physics II
PHY221/MAT221  Mathematical Methods in Physics I
PHY225  Electronics
PHY226 Electronics Lab
PHY283 Modern Physics
PHY284 Modern Physics Lab
PHY293 Mechanics 
PHY294 Mechanics Lab
PHY338 & PHY339 Electric & Magnetic Fields I & Lab
PHY372 Thermal Physics
PHY391 & PHY392 Junior Seminar I, II
PHY491 & PHY492  Senior Seminar I, II
MAT141 & MAT142 Calculus I, II
MAT223 Calculus III
MAT225 Differential Equations