Intensive program in physics
The in-depth physics major is a 58-hour major track that leads to a bachelor of science (BS) degree. The major includes all 300-level physics courses and additional math courses beyond the minimal physics major.
This program meets the requirements of a physics major and an optics minor.
Who is this program for?
The in-depth physics major is for those interested in a career in physics and is excellent preparation for graduate school. Our students have been admitted into some of the top physics graduate programs in the country.
- Physics 133, 134, 235, 246, and 306 (or higher level substitutes)
- Two or more advanced theory courses from
- Physics 335-376 (excluding 347 and 359)
- Two or more upper-level laboratory courses from Physics or Astronomy 380-386 (Engineering 204 is allowed as a substitute for Physics 381)
- Enroll in Phys195 at least twice and in any combination of Phys295 or Phys296 at least two additional semesters.
- Departmentally approved electives to bring the total to at least 32 hours
- Computer Science 104, 106 (recommended) or 108
- Mathematics 170 or 171
- Mathematics 172
- Mathematics 231 is also recommended
- Mathematics 232, 261 or 271 (Mathematics 261 or 271 are recommended)