Physics Courses
 PHY 101  Conceptual Physics

Introduces nonscience majors to applications of physics in life. Emphasises conceptual understanding of basic prin ciples in classical and modern physics. Recommended for science students with no high school physics. (PR: MTH 120, 121 or MTH 123).
3 hours
 PS 101  Introductory Astronomy (CT)

A survey of the past, present, and future of the Universe, from our solar system, to the nearby stars, our Milky Way galaxy and far beyond.
4 hours
 PHY 101L  Conceptual Physics Lab

Conceptual Physics Laboratory. A laboratory course designed to include the principles and applications of physics that are introduced in Physics 101. (CR: PHY 101) 2 lab.
1 hour
 PS 109  General Physical Science

The course covers the basic principles and concepts of the universe including energy, and its various forms. Force, motion, electricity, magnetism, the wave theory of light and sound and astronomy are also studied.
3 hours
 PS 109L  Gen Physical Science Lab

Selected experiments relating to measurement, force, work, energy, astronomy, light and electricity.
1 hour
 PHY 201  General Physics

A course in general physics for all science majors with the exception of physics and engineering majors. 3 lec.
3 hours
 PHY 202  General Physics Lab

Required of all students taking Physics 201203, unless exempt by special permission. 2 lab.
1 hour
 PHY 203  General Physics

A course in general physics for all science majors with the exception of physics and engineering majors. 3 lec.
3 hours
 PHY 204  General Physics Lab

Required of all students taking Physics 201203, unless exempt by special permission. 2 lab.
1 hour
 PHY 211  Principles of Physics

A course in the basic principles of physics for physics, mathematics, and engineering majors. 4 lec.
4 hours
 PHY 300  Electricity and Magnetism

A course including the study of electrostatics, magneto statics, electromagnetic induction, introduction to Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves. 3 lec.
3 hours
 PHY 320  Intro Modern Physics

An introductory study of atomic and molecular theories, relativity, quantum theory, and nuclear physics. 3 lec.
3 hours
 PHY 330  Mechanics

An intermediate study of the fundamental principles of statics of particles and rigid bodies, momentum and energy, dynamics of particles, harmonic oscillations, and wave motion. 3 lec.
3 hours
 PS 410  Remote Sensing w Applications

A study of the physical systems for collecting remotely sensed data. Statistical/spatial analysis and modeling using image processing/geographic information/spatial analysis computer software systems with earth resource applications. (PR: PHY 203 and PHY 204)
4 hours
 PHY 421  Modern Physics Lab

2 hours
 PHY 443  Quantum Mechanics II

This is the second part of a twosemester introduction to quantum mechanics. Emphasis is on applications of quantum theory including approximation techniques and the study of more realistic quantum systems.
3 hours
 PHY 491  Capstone

To give a capstone expeience to physics majors in their junior or senior years by applying the principles of physics to the solution of real life problems. (PR: CSD 203, or 218 and lab).
1 to 2 hours
 PS 510  Remote Sensing w Applications

A study of the physical systems for collecting remotely sensed data. Statistical/spatial analysis and modeling using image processing/geographic information/spatial analysis computer software systems with earth resource applications.
4 hours
 PHY 521  Modern Physics Lab

2 hours
 PHY 543  Quantum Mechanics II

This is the second part of a twosemester introduction to quantum mechanics. Emphasis is on applications of quantum theory including approximation techniques and the study of more realistic quantum systems.
3 hours
 PS 660  Independent Studies

Advanced independent study topics to provide additional individual research and classroom/laboratory opportunities.
1 to 4 hours
 PS 681  Thesis Research

Credit earned by pursuing directed original research in a physical science area. A grade of PR may be reported at the close of each semester.
1 to 6 hours