Department of Physics


Physics is the science that is concerned with the basic structure of matter, including its properties and behavior. Physics serves as a foundation for the other sciences and its concepts and principles form the basis of engineering and technology.

The recommended general physics course sequence for physics majors and minors is PHYSCS 180 and PHYSCS 181. In certain cases, and with departmental approval, PHYSCS 140 may be substituted for PHYSCS 180 and/or PHYSCS 141 may be substituted for PHYSCS 181.