General Physics Track - Curriculum & Duration

The following is a typical curriculum for physics students entering the University in Fall 2017; other students should refer to their academic advisor for their curricula.

First Year

Physics Orientation
Physics I
Principles of Chemistry I, II
Principles of Chemistry Lab I, II
Precalculus, Calculus I
Writing and Rhetoric I, II
Physical Education I, II
General Education Humanities or Social Science Requirement

Second Year

Physics II, III
Calculus II, III
Linear Algebra
Introduction to Probability
Computer Programming I
General Education Humanities or Social Science Requirement
Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirements

Third Year

Modern Physics I
Mechanics
Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences I, II
Electronics
Differential Equations
Advanced Lab
Electricity and Magnetism
Optics and Wave Phenomena
Quantum Mechanics
Introduction to Communication
General Education Humanities or Social Science Requirement

Fourth Year

Statistical Mechanics
Undergraduate Research in Physics
Advanced Research in Physics
Physics Seminar
General Education Humanities or Social Science Requirement
Physics Electives
Physics, Chemistry, Biology Elective
Free Electives