Schedules

Physics Major

Please note that this schedule is only an example. Students should attempt to take the major requirements in the order shown. The general education requirements do not have to follow the order shown, but students must be sure to complete each requirement. Electives are optional.

If you are a student entering Longwood in an odd year

If you are a student entering Longwood in an even year

Dual Degree Engineering Concentration

Physics majors with the Dual-Degree Concentration have a less flexible schedule with fewer general electives. Dual-Degree students should take MATH 280- Linear Algebra, PHYS 252 - Statics, and CMSC 160 & 162 - Introduction to Algorithmic Design. The general education requirements do not have to follow the order shown, but students must be sure to complete each requirement. The number of credits taken during the regular semester can be reduced by electing to take summer school courses.

If you are a student entering Longwood in an odd year

If you are a student entering Longwood in an even year

Teacher Preparation Concentration 

 


Course Rotation

Fall

The following courses are offered each fall

  • PHYS 101 - General Physicis I
  • PHYS 103 - Conceptual Physics
  • PHYS 201 - University Physics I
  • PHYS 321 - Modern Physics
  • PHYS 332 - Electricity & Magnetism

2016

  • PHYS 324 - Thermodynamics (Dr. Ross)
  • PHYS 326 - Optics (Dr. Parry)
  • PHYS 331 - AC/DC Circuits (Dr. Holmstrom)

2017

  • PHYS 331 - AC/DC Circuits (Dr. Hollmstrom)
  • PHYS 303 - Astrophysics (Dr. Pestka)

Spring

The following courses are taught each spring

  • PHYS 102 - General Physics II
  • PHYS 103 - Conceptual Physics
  • PHYS 202 - University Physics II
  • PHYS 260 - Introduction to Experimental Design
  • PHYS 352 - Mechanics
  • PHYS 460 - Advanced Experimental Design

2016

  • PHYS 300 - Mathematical Physics (Dr. Parry)
  • PHYS 401 - Quantum Mechanics (Dr. Pestka)

2017

  • PHYS 252 - Statics (Dr. Holmstrom)
  • PHYS 401 - Quantum Mechanics (Dr. Parry)

2018

  • PHYS 341 - Electronics (Dr. Holmstrom)

Checklists

Physics

These sign off sheets are check-lists to make sure you are progressing towards your degree requirements . Please select the sign-off sheet that corresponds to the catalog year you are using.

Physics Advising Worksheet (pdf)

Dual Degree Engineering

These sign off sheets are general checklists to make sure you are progressing toward your degree requirements.  Each transfer institution has different requirements depending on the engineering area of study.

Checklist for each transfer institution and discipline

Dual Degree Engineering Advising Worksheet (pdf)


Minor Requirements

Students interested in pursuing a physics minor should contact the Area Coordinator of the physics program (Dr. Michelle Parry). No grade below C- is acceptable in minor courses.

The minor must include:

  • 8-semester hours general physics
  • 12 semester hours advanced physics courses or chemistry courses from the following: PHYS 252, PHYS 260, PHYS 300-400 level courses, CHEM 324, or CHEM 401
  • Total: 20 credit hours.

Note: MATH 261, 262 is required for most of these courses.