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The Department of Physics offers a comprehensive list of courses tailored to the individual needs of the large number of different groups of students who take them. For example, we offer separate introductory course sequences in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics and heat tailored to the needs of physics majors, non-physics majors in the the College of Science, various engineering majors, the students majoring in the School of Technology, and in other schools of the University including the School of Humanities and Liberal Arts.

Beyond introductory physics, extensive variety of courses are offered in the major areas of Classical Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Waves and Optics, Quantum Mechanics, Thermal and Statistical Physics, Modern Physics and Relativity. Many of these courses have a laboratory component as part of them. We also offer a variety of laboratory courses including electronics and computational physics.

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Academic Calendars

Spring 2024 Academic Calendar (PDF)


Schedule Deputy

Brandy Pinkard

Physics and Astronomy Schedule Deputy

Last Updated: Jan 12, 2024 10:37 AM

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