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Programs in Physics

Programs in Physics

Whether students are interested in teaching physics, beginning a career in science, or building a strong foundation for graduate work, the Physics program at the University of Evansville provides the tools needed to succeed at the next level.

Programs

A major in physics provides a foundation in a fundamental science that can be built upon in graduate studies in physics or engineering. The degree can also be applied in a wide range of science-related careers such as medicine, electronics, energy and computer science, or can be shared with others through a career in teaching.

B.S. in Physics

A B.S. in Physics at the University of Evansville requires a total of 120 credit hours of coursework. Included in these 120 hours are the following:

Subject Courses
Mathematics Courses (12 Hours)
  • MATH 221 and 222: Calculus I and II (8 Hours)
  • MATH 323: Calculus III (4 Hours)
  • Recommended - MATH 324: Differential Equations
  • Recommended - MATH 341: Linear Algebra
Chemistry Courses (4 Hours)
  • CHEM 118: Principles of Chemistry (4 Hours)
Physics Courses (44 Hours)
  • Phys 190 Physics Today (0.5 hrs)
  • Phys 210 & 211: Calculus Physics I & II (8 hrs)
  • Phys 213 & 214: Modern Physics with Lab (4 hrs)
  • Phys 305: Mathematical Methods (3 hrs)
  • Phys 312: Classical Mechanics (4 hrs)
  • Phys 340 or 350: Computational Physics or Electronics (3 or 4 hrs)
  • Phys 401: Advanced Electricity & Magnetism (4 hrs)
  • Phys 414: Advanced Lab (3 hrs)
  • Phys 416: Statistical Thermodynamics (3 hrs)
  • Phys 471: Quantum Mechanics (3 hrs)
  • Phys 494: Physics Seminar (1 hr)
  • Phys 499: Research Experience (1 hr)
  • Physics Electives (7 hrs)

B.A. in Physics

The Bachelor of Arts in Physics is available for students who plan a career in secondary education, or who wish to include physics as part of a broader liberal arts program. The B.A. requires 32 hours of physics courses, plus a second year of foreign language.

Physics Minor

21 hours of physics courses are required for a Physics Minor, including the following:

  • Phys 210 & 211: Calculus Physics I & II (8 hrs)
  • Phys 213 & 214: Modern Physics with Lab (4 hrs)
  • Phys 305: Mathematical Methods (3 hrs)
  • Phys 312, 401 or EE 320: Mechanics, E&M (4 hrs) or Engineering E&M (3 hrs)
  • Phys 416 or 471: Statistical Thermodynamics or Quantum Mechanics (3 hrs)