Physics degree Requirements
Ten courses in physics and mathematics are required to complete the physics major. These include:
In addition to the required sequence courses listed above, we offer a number of intermediate and upper level electives. Note that several of these courses are offered on an alternating year basis, so physics majors will have an opportunity to take these courses in their junior or senior years.
Those students expecting to do graduate work in physics, engineering, or related fields should plan to take at least some of these courses, as well as additional courses in mathematics and computer science. For example, the first year graduate school curriculum in physics normally includes courses presuming familiarity with material covered in Physics 402T, Physics 405T, and Physics 411T. Students interested in experimental physics or in engineering also find Physics 014: Electronics (Winter Study) useful.