The major in Physics serves to develop expert problem solvers with a broad understanding of physical principles. The program is flexible and prepares students for careers in industrial research, applications programming, education, law, or business, as well as for graduate study in astronomy, biomedical physics, engineering, or physics. Annual mandatory meetings with faculty advisors assist students in selecting a program that matches their aptitudes and interests. In addition to the core Physics courses, students complete either a standard track (such as the track for future Ph.D. physicists), or one of the formal concentrations or specializations (in Applied Physics, Biomedical Physics, Computational Physics, Philosophy of Physics, Physics Education, or Astrophysics).  

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Typical program of study:
Year One - Classical Physics, Calculus, Writing and Gen Ed.
Year Two - Experimental Physics, Modern Physics, Differential Equations, Math Methods.
Year Three - Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Quantum Physics, Programming, Gen Ed.
Year Four - Statistical Physics, Advanced Lab, Mathematical Physics, Electives, Gen Ed.


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