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TRANSFER FROM CLC:
Physics

65 credits

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Transfer Policies

Students transferring from non-baccalaureate institutions to Parkside may generally transfer up to 72 credits earned at non-baccalaureate institutions toward the 120 credits required for degree completion. UW-Parkside may accept additional credits toward the degree where appropriate. A minimum of 15 credits numbered 300 or above must be completed at Parkside.

Physics major catalog information

Graduation Requirements  |  Physics Major

 

The following requirements are in addition to the university general education requirements. Please use this guide in tandem with the Degree Requirements Transfer Guide.

Physics Major  | 65 credits

The physics major consists of at least 42 credits of core courses and a minimum of 23 credits of support courses, in addition to the general university requirements. At least 15 credits of upper level courses must be completed at UW-Parkside.

Required Core Courses  |  42 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
PHY 123 General Physics I PHYS 201
PHY 124 General Physics II PHYS 202
- Modern Physics PHYS 205
- Scientific Programming PHYS 241
- Classical Mechanics PHYS 301
- Electricity and Magnetism PHYS 302
- Computational Physics PHYS 303
- Advanced Experiments in Physics PHYS 306
- Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics PHYS 403
- Quantum Physics PHYS 441
- Senior Seminar PHYS 495


Choose courses from the list below: 

CLC COURSE      PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Mathematical Methods of Physics PHYS 401
- Applied Mathematics MATH 401


Required Support Courses |  23 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
MTH 145 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I MATH 221
MTH 146 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II MATH 222
MTH 246 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III MATH 223
MATH 225 Linear Algebra MATH 301
MTH 227 Differential Equations and
Their Applications
MATH 317


Students planning graduate work in physics will generally take more than the minimum number of credit hours in physics and additional mathematics courses. Reading proficiency (equivalent to about two years of study at the college level) in one foreign language is also recommended for such students.

 

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