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 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
 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 121  PS for Teachers: Chemistry

PS 121 is a part of a 3 course sequence of Physical Science for K9 Education majors. Includes 2hr, 1 credit lab.
3 hours
 PHY 201  College Physics I

First half of an introduction to physics for lifescience students, using algebra and vectors by triangles: force, energy, particle dynmaics, rotation, fluids, waves, thermal phenomena.
3 hours
 PHY 202  General Physics I Laboratory

Laboratory to accompany PHY 201 or PHY 211, focusing on mechanics concepts and applications.
1 hour
 PHY 203  College Physics II

Second half of an introduction to physics for students of natural (life) sciences, using algebra and vectors by triangles: E&M fields, circuits; ray optics, interference; atoms, nuclei.
3 hours
 PHY 204  General Physics 2 Laboratory

Laboratory to accompany PHY 203 or PHY 213, focusing on classical E&M, circuits, and optics.
1 hour
 PHY 211  University Physics I

First half of an introduction to physics for students of physical science or engineering, using calculus and vectors by components: force, energy, particle dynamics, rotation, fluids, waves, thermodynamics.
4 hours
 PHY 213  University Physics II

Second half of an introduction to physics for students of physical science or engineering, using calculus and vectors by components: E&M fields, circuits; ray optics, interference; atoms, nuclei.
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
 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 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
 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