Suggested Course Sequence - Advanced Physics Option

The table below presents the recommended course sequence for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science with a major in Physics, Advanced Physics option (formerly known as 'General Physics' option).

 

Fall Semester

 

Winter Semester

  

Freshman Year                                                                                                    

PHY 2170/2171 5 PHY 2180/2181 5
MAT 2010 - Calculus I 4 MAT 2020 - Calculus II 4
Life Science (LS)         BIO 1050 recommended 3-4 University Group Reqt 3-4
English (BC) 3 English (IC) 3
Total credits: 15-16 Total credits: 15-16

Sophomore Year

PHY 3300/3310 - Intro to Modern Physics 5 CSC 2000 (C++) or           PHY 5340/5341 (Optics) * 3 or 5
MAT 2030 -           Calculus III 4 MAT 2150 - Differential Equations/Matrix Algebra 4
CSC 2000 (C++) or PHY 5620/5621 (Electronics) * 3 or 5 CHM 1220/1230 -     General Chem I with lab) 5
Oral Communication (OC) 3 Foreign Language I 4
Total credits: 15 or 17 Total credits: 16 or 18

Junior Year

PHY 5100 - Methods of Theoretical Physics 3 PHY 5210 - Classical Mechanics II 3
PHY 5200 - Classical Mechanics I 3 PHY 6400 - Quantum Physics I 3
Science Elective 3 Science Elective 3
Foreign Language II 4 Foreign Language III (FC) 4
University Group Reqt 3 Universtiy Group Reqt 3
Total credits: 16 Total credits: 16

Senior Year

PHY 6410 - Quantum Physics II 3 PHY 6610-Electromagneitic Fields II 3
PHY 6500 -Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics 4 PHY 6850 - Modern Physics Laboratory       (WI-Writing Intensive) 2
PHY 6600 -Electromagnetic Fields I 3 PHY 6860 - Computational Physics 3
University Group Reqt 3 University Group Reqt 3
College Group Reqt 3 College Group Reqt 3
Total credits: 16 Total credits: 14

        * CSC 2000 is required and student must take either PHY 5340/5341 (Optics) or PHY 5620/5621 (Electronics).

        Science Electives may include elective from science, mathematics, computer science or engineering courses.  

        See WSU Dept of Physics & Astronomy Advisor for all major and university General Education Requirements.

        Dawn Niedermiller 

        Undergraduate Academic Advisor

        WSU Department of Physics & Astronomy

        Office: 156 Physics Research Bldg

        666 W. Hancock Ave, Detroit, MI  48201

        dniedermiller@wayne.edu

        Phone: 313-577-0180