Physics and Earth Science Courses

We believe that physics and engineering should be more than an academic exercise - we believe the best way to learn is by doing! Our courses are designed to give you hands-on experience right from the first-year Introduction to Engineering course all the way through to the final research project.

Our physics program is designed to allow professors and students to spend time together – something rare in today's world of large impersonal universities.  Students have their own office space, and it’s very common for us to spend our afternoons working together at the office chalkboards. Our goal is to inspire you to work at your highest level, and we will accept nothing less than your very best.

Check out the links below to see what we mean.

PHYS 102: General Astronomy 
PHYS 130: How Things Work 
PHYS 141: Science as a Human Endeavor: Physics of Music
PHYS 141: Science as a Human Endeavor: Cosmology
PHYS 141: Science as a Human Endeavor: How Scientists Date the Earth
PHYS 151: General Physics I
PHYS 152: General Physics II
PHYS 212: Modern Physics
PHYS 215: Statics and Engineering Design
PHYS 251: Mechanics I
PHYS 258: Analog Electronics
PHYS 259: Digital Electronics
PHYS 260: Optics
PHYS 275: Experimental Physics Laboratory
PHYS 276: Experimental Physics Laboratory
PHYS 352: Mechanics II
PHYS 353: Electricity and Magnetism I
PHYS 354: Electricity and Magnetism II
PHYS 355: Thermal Physics
PHYS 356: Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 471/472: Physics Project Laboratory
PHYS 482: Physics Seminar

STEM 142: Science and Society: The Nuclear Age

Note: The physics department grading rubric may be found here.