A minimum of 36 credits in physics and including PHYS 121 and PHYS 122 , PHYS 141 , PHYS 142 , PHYS 270 , PHYS 280 , PHYS 281 and two semesters of PHYS 382 . In addition, three courses selected from PHYS 342 , PHYS 361 , PHYS 362 , PHYS 372 are required. Two semesters of PHYS 080 (Seminar) are required. In addition, 24 credits of courses in mathematics, computer science, and science are required, including MATH 232 and a laboratory science course, designated for science majors in chemistry, biology, or geology.
Computer programming competence is expected by the beginning of the junior year. This requirement may be satisfied by CSCI 125 , CSCI 245 or by demonstrating competence on a problem chosen by the department. For those planning graduate work, MATH 334 , MATH 365 or MATH 370 , as well as other physics courses and research are recommended.