Students in Introductory Physics Lab Launch a Rocket
The physics major is intended to prepare you for advanced study in physics or engineering, for teaching high school physics, for a career in industrial research and development, government research laboratories, or any career involving quantitative problem solving and analysis.
- Project-based labs, similar classes and research projects beginning as early as your freshman year, you will have first-hand appreciation of physics as experimental sciences.
- The General Physics Lab is where general physics courses are held. The lab also allows you to do experience and research involving lasers atomic laser spectroscopy & optics in the Laser Lab.
- The Electronics & Modern Physics Lab contains various electronics instrumentation, two lock-in amplifiers, a large electromagnets, a fiber optic spectrometer, and instrumentation for measuring electron charge-or-mass, blackbody radiation, magnetic torque and Planck's constant.
- The Physics Research lab provides research space for individual and club projects.
- Phys 191 General Physics I
- Phys 192 General Physics II
- Phys 230 Modern Physics
- Phys 271 Experimental Physics I (.5 course)
- Phys 370 Physics Seminar (.25 course)
- Phys 385 Capstone Completion (no credit)
- Phys 310 Thermal Physics
- Phys 320 Classical Mechanics
- Phys 340 Electromagnetic Fields
- Phys 360 Quantum Mechanics
- Physics Electives 200-level or above
- Math 151 Calculus I
- Math 152 Calculus II
- Math 251 Calculus III
- Math 345 Differential Equations
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2013 alum Austin Roy uses his professors passions to instill the same drive In others.