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Physics Courses & Requirements

Required Courses for the Professional Physics Concentration

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  Intro to Programming & Object-Oriented Software Development

PHY471 & PHY472  Research I, II

Required Courses for all Physics majors

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