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Undergraduate Bulletin 2007-2009
Physics and Astronomy

 

Physics and Astronomy

Michael Briley, Chairperson
Department Office: Halsey Science 337
Department Telephone: 920-424-4433

Code 80 or PHYS SCI, 82 or PHY/AST, 85 or PRAC ART


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Degrees
Summary of Fields of Study
Admission/Graduation Requirements
Required Core Courses
The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options
The Minor(s)
Course Offerings

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Degrees

Summary of Fields of Study

  1. GOAL(S)
    • Upon completion of a Physics major, students will be able to determine specified information about a physical system using basic physics principles, mathematical representations, laboratory methods and instruments, and computer and graphical techniques; find and retrieve published or computer archived information; communicate physics concepts and results of scientific work in written and oral form.
    • In addition to the above goals, Professional Emphasis majors will be able to use integrated principles of physics and advanced analytic and computational methods.
    • Computer and Instrumentation Emphasis majors will be able to use the concepts and laboratory techniques of digital and analog electronics, digital signal processing techniques to improve and analyze digitized data, high level programming languages and assembler languages and assemble and use computer-interfaced equipment.
    • Secondary Education Emphasis majors will be able to use appropriate apparatus and computers to teach physics concepts to high school students.
  2. THE MAJOR(S)
    • The Department offers a choice of 3 emphases within the Physics Major. These are: 1) Professional Emphasis in Physics, 2) Applied Physics Emphasis, 3) Secondary Education Emphasis.
  3. THE MINOR(S)
    • The Department offers 2 minor(s): 1) Physics - Liberal Arts, 2) Physics - Secondary Education.

Admission/Graduation Requirements

Required Core Courses

The Minor(s)

  1. PHYSICS (LIBERAL ARTS) MINOR
    • Required Units (crs.): 23 minimum
    • Required Courses:
      • Physics: Physics/Astronomy 109, 110, and 206.
    • Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings in Groups 2 and 3 to meet the Minimum Requirement.
    • Prerequisites:
      • Mathematics: Mathematics 171
  2. PHYSICS (SECONDARY EDUCATION) MINOR
    Recommended for students who plan to complete a broad field science major in Secondary Education.
    • Required Units (crs.): 23 minimum
    • Required Courses:
      • Physics: Physics/Astronomy 109, 110, 206, 335.
    • Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings in Groups 2 and 3 to meet the Minimum Requirement.
    • Prerequisites:
      • Mathematics: Mathematics 171
    • Comment:
      Secondary Education students completing this minor must also complete a licensable major.

Course Offering(s)

Practical Arts Courses