A major in Physics consists of a minimum of 30 semester hours in classroom and laboratory Physics courses and must include PY 201, 202 and 20 hours of course work in 300 and 400-level courses in Physics including at least three of the following courses:
PY 301 Circuits, PY 302 Electricity and Magnetism, PY 303 Light, or PY 306 Modern Physics. Students interested in further study in physics should take additional courses in physics, chemistry, math, and computer science. It is strongly recommended that physics majors have at least one internship or research experience as PY 465/466 in addition to the above.
A Physics minor shall consist of PY 201, 202 and 8 additional hours of Physics at the 300- or 400- level including at least one of the following courses: PY 301 Circuits, PY 302 Electricity and Magnetism, PY 303 Light, or PY 306 Modern Physics. PY 202 and MA 223 are prerequisite to all upper division courses unless waived by the department chair. Prerequisites must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or above.