Physics/Physical Science

Undergraduate Courses in Physics

PHYS 1401 General Physics I (3-2) Non-calculus based survey course in general physics covering kinematics, dynamics, temperature, heat, thermal properties of matter and wave phenomena. Emphasis is placed upon the concepts of physics rather than mathematical relationships. Prerequisite: Math 1315 or a satisfactory score on the algebra placement test. PHYS 1402 General Physics II (3-2) Continuation of Physics 1401. This non-calculus based survey course in general physics covers electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics, atomic and nuclear physics, special relativity and quantum chromodynamics. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of physics rather than mathematical relationships. Prerequisite: Physics 1401 PHYS 2401 Calculus-Based Physics I (3-2) General physics for students who plan to do further work in engineering, mathematics, chemistry, geology or other related sciences. The course covers vectors, statics, linear and rotational kinematics and dynamics and wave phenomena. Prerequisites: Math 1316 and Math 1320 PHYS 2402 Calculus-Based Physics II (3-2) Continuation of Physics 2401 covering kinetic theory, thermal properties of matter, thermodynamics, electrostatic fields, potential, electric circuits and magnetic fields. Prerequisites: Physics 2401 and Math 2414  

Undergraduate Courses in Physical Science 

PSYS 1415 Physical Science (3-2) Survey course to prepare education majors to teach physical science topics (physics, chemistry, astronomy and geology) in grades K-5.