Physics Major requirements
To graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, a minimum of 120 university credits are required. Of these, 45 credits must be approved Physics courses, and 30 credits must be at the 300-level or higher. A 2.000 cumulative GPA for all courses as well as a 2.000 cumulative GPA for approved Physics courses is required to graduate. Approved Physics courses include all PHY courses at the 300-level or higher, together with PHY courses 109, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 213, 225, 227, 234, 252 and 271.
Physics Curriculum Requirements/Recommended course sequence - Catalog Year 2016-17 to present
Physics Flow Chart Course sequence showing prerequisites and semester offerings - Catalog Year 2016-17 to present
Physics Degree Audit and Progress Sheet - Catalog Year 2016-17 to present
Honors Curriculum for Physics Requirements/Recommended course sequence - Honors Curriculum (for students entering Fall 2020 to present).
Concentration in Astronomy/Astrophysics
The Astronomy/Astrophysics Concentration has students complete the 38-credits of required courses in physics along with the mathematics and University Studies requirements for the physics major, together with 9-credits of elective courses (or equivalent) in astrophysics. Students are required to consult with their advisor before registering for these courses.
- PHY 252 - Elementary Astrophysics
- PHY 363 - Intermed Astrophysics
- PHY 410 - Special Topics in Physics
One of the courses below will be completed as PHY 410 Special Topics in Physics:
- PHY 510 – Special Topics in Physics: High-Energy Astrophysics
- PHY 510 – Special Topics in Physics: Stellar Structure & Evolution
- PHY 565 – Black Holes, General Relativity & Gravitational Waves
- PHY 480/490 - Up to 3 credits may be applied. Research and Capstone must be on an Astrophysics or closely related topic.
Astronomy/Astrophysics Concentration Curriculum Requirements/Recommended course sequence - Class of 2016 to present
Astronomy/Astrophysics Concentration Flow Chart - Class of 2016 to present