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Courses for a Degree in Physics

Physics is the study of matter, or anything that takes up space, and how it moves and behaves.

For this major you’ll take lots of physics classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in physics.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in physics:

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