PHYSICS MAJORS: Please note that upper division classes are not offered every semester. Some classes are offered only every other year. You must plan accordingly to make sure that you take classes when they are available so that you will graduate on time.
STARTING WITH 2013-14: Instrumentation Lab will be offered every year and Senior Seminar will be offered every semester.
The tables below show when we anticipate offering upper division courses. Courses which are offered every other year are in italics.
2014-2015, 2016-2017, 2018-2019, etc.
Fall (even year) | Spring (odd year) | |
Required: | 3130 Modern Physics | 3130 Modern Physics |
3250 Math Methods | 3210 Classical Mechanics | |
3310 Electricity and Magnetism I | 3320 Electricity and Magnetism II | |
4250 Quantum Mechanics I | 3410 Statistical Mechanics | |
4810 Senior Seminar | 4810 Senior Seminar | |
4460 Solid State Physics | ||
Elective: | 3060 Astrophysics | 4260 Quantum Mechanics II |
Lab: | 4170 Optics Lab | 4150 Solid State Lab (req. in some options) |
Lab: | 3170 Instrumentation Lab I | 3180 Instrumentation Lab II |
2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2019-20 etc.
Fall (odd year) | Spring (even year) | |
required: | 3130 Modern Physics | 3130 Modern Physics |
3250 Math Methods | 3210 Classical Mechanics | |
3310 Electricity and Magnetism I | 3320 Electricity and Magnetism II | |
4250 Quantum Mechanics I | 3410 Statistical Mechanics | |
4810 Senior Seminar | 4810 Senior Seminar | |
4510 Optics | ||
Elective: | 3650 Nuclear Physics | 4260 Quantum Mechanics II |
Lab: | 3170 Instrumentation Lab I | 3180 Instrumentation Lab II |
4170 Optics Lab |
Other electives may also be offered in certain years depending on instructor availability and student interest.