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Kalamazoo College
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Course Requirements

Course Requirements

Physics Major

Eight units in physics exclusive of lab credit and the SIP, and five units of mathematics including:

  • PHYS 150, 152 Introductory Physics I, II with lab
  • PHYS 220 Introduction to Relativity and Quantum Physics with lab
  • PHYS 340 Intermediate Mechanics
  • PHYS 370 Electronics and Electromagnetism with lab
  • MATH 112,113,214,240, and 280 (with grades of C or better)

Some work in chemistry and computer science is highly recommended. Students interested in graduate school study in physics should take MATH 310, and as much physics as they can.

Physics Minor

Six units including:

  • PHYS 150, 152 Introductory Physics I, II with lab
  • PHYS 220 Introduction to Relativity and Quantum Physics with lab
  • Three additional physics courses, two at the 200 level or above and at least one at the 300 level or above.

3/2 Engineering Program

Science and math courses typically taken for the 3/2 program are:

  • PHYS 150, 152 Introductory Physics I, II with lab
  • PHYS 220 Introduction to Relativity and Quantum Physics with lab
  • PHYS 340 Intermediate Mechanics
  • PHYS 370 Electronics and Electromagnetism with lab
  • PHYS 380 Semiconductors and Magnetism with lab
  • MATH 112,113,214,240, and 280 (with grades of C or better)
  • CHEM 110, 120
  • CPSC 105, 110