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Courses for a Degree in Physics

In addition to a focus on physics courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Physics Courses:

  • Cellular Biology
  • Foundations of Chemistry
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Physics III
  • Intermediate Physics Lab
  • Intro to Quantum Mechanics
  • Mechanics I
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Electronic Circuit Measurement and Design
  • Physics Elective
  • Vector Calculus
  • Elementary Linear Algebra
  • Elementary Differential Equations

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology