- PHY 2230 Introduction to Modern Physics
- PHY 3110 Analytical Mechanics
- PHY 3120 Electricity and Magnetism
- PHY 4210 Quantum Mechanics I
- PHY 3700 Research in Physics I
- PHY 4010 Advanced Laboratory
- PHY 4050 Physics Senior Capstone
- PHY 4700 Research in Physics II
- PHY 2250 Electronics and Circuit Theory (course applies as an elective)

**3 Hours**

*Prerequisites:**MTH 1220** and either* *PHY 1120**,* *PHY 1620**, or* *PHY 1140**, or permission of the instructor.*

This course introduces students to developments in physics since the 20th century. Topics include relativity, elementary quantum theory, statistical physics, basic atomic and nuclear physics, elementary particle physics, and cosmology. Quantitative and qualitative aspects of the subject will be developed using both analytical and computational techniques.

**3 Hours**

*Prerequisites:**MTH 1220** and one of the following paths: 1)* *PHY 1120**, 2)* *PHY 2010** and* *PHY 2250**, or 3)* *PHY 1620** or permission of the instructor.*

This course explores topics from classical physics including linear and nonlinear oscillations, momentum and energy theorems, conservation laws, central force field motion, and Lagrangian dynamics.

**4 Hours**

*Prerequisites:**MTH 1220** and one of the following paths: 1)* *PHY 1120**, 2)* *PHY 2010** and* *PHY 2250**, or 3)* *PHY 1620** or permission of the instructor.*

This course examines concepts from classical electricity and magnetism such as electrostatics, study of fields in dielectrics, magnetic forces, and electric and magnetic properties of matter. Maxwell’s equations of electromagnetic theory are introduced.

**4 Hours**

*Prerequisites:**MTH 1220** and one of the following paths: 1)* *PHY 1120**, 2)* *PHY 2010** and* *PHY 2250**, or 3)* *PHY 1620** or permission of the instructor.*

This course examines the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics including the wave properties of particles, superposition, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, the Schrodinger equation, eigenfunctions and eigenvalues, identical particles, and operators. Applications are made to the harmonic oscillator and the hydrogen atom.

**1 Hour**

*Prerequisites:**20 hours in physics.*

A discussion of research in physics, including experimental design, data analysis, literature review methods, publications of physics research, and research presentations. Students will create a proposal for research to be executed in PHY 4700.

**2 Hours**

*Prerequisites:**PHY 1620**.*

Designed to acquaint students with the laboratory techniques of experimental physics. Experiments from optics, electricity and magnetism, mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics are performed. $65.00 course fee.

**1 Hour**

The Physics Senior Capstone is designed to prepare students for employment or post-graduate education. Central to this course is the integration of physics concepts and application to practical, real-world issues. Students will select a topic to be approved by the instructor, prepare an abstract, conduct a search of the relevant literature, and present their findings both in oral and written form. This course will also be used in program assessment.

**1-3 Hours**

*Prerequisites:**PHY 3700**.*

Students will execute the research project proposed in PHY 3700 or another project agreed upon by the student and the instructor. This course can be taken twice for credit, not to exceed five hours total. $75.00 course fee.