# Physics

Physics is the most fundamental of the physical sciences and involves the basic principles that govern the workings of the universe from atoms to galaxies. The understanding of nature and the problem solving abilities students develop serve them well in any technical field. If you want to help solve the world's problems, then physics is where it's at!

## Beyond the Basics

Students who graduate with this major can pursue careers in:

- Astronomer
- Biophysical researcher
- Biomedical engineer
- Engineering firms
- Wind and solar energy sectors

Students get a lot of one-on-one time and group interactions with expert professors.

Students engage in a high-quality research project that gives them problem solving and analytical skills for careers or graduate programs.

All advanced physics courses are delivered in a flipped format, which is an alternative model to the traditional lecture-style of teaching.

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## Solve the World's Problems

**State-of-the-art facilities and equipment**

- Parallel computer for space research
- Robotics Lab
- 3D printer

### Internships

- NASA
- Monticello Nuclear
- REU: University of Nebraska
- REU: Montana State University
- REU: Duke University

### Careers

- 3D52 Engineering, Project Manager
- Raytheon, Software Engineer

### Graduate School

- Montana State University
- Iowa State University
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln

- MATH 160 Calculus I: Elementary Applied Calculus
- MATH 161 Calculus II: Theory and Applications
- MATH 260 Calculus III: Intermediate Calculus
- MATH 261 Calculus IV: Multivariable Calculus
- MATH 361 Differential Equations
- PHYS 211 General Physics I
- PHYS 212 General Physics II: Calculus-Based
- PHYS 310 Classical Mechanics
- PHYS 360 Mathematical Physics
- PHYS 370 Quantum Mechanics
- PHYS 380 Theoretical Electricity and Magnetism
- PHYS 481 Research I
- PHYS 482 Research II
- Electives from MATH, CMSC or PHYS at the 300 level

## Recommended support work

- CMSC 181 Computer Science I
- CMSC 182 Computer Science II
- PHYS 353 Thermodynamics

This option is available only to the students in the dual degree program.

- MATH 160 Calculus I: Elementary Applied Calculus
- MATH 161 Calculus II: Theory and Applications
- MATH 260 Calculus III: Intermediate Calculus
- MATH 261 Calculus IV: Multivariable Calculus
- MATH 361 Differential Equations
- PHYS 211 General Physics I
- PHYS 212 General Physics II: Calculus-Based
- 2 courses from PHYS 310, 360, 370 or 380

Plus completion of engineering curriculum at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

- PHYS 211 General Physics I
- PHYS 212 General Physics II: Calculus-Based

## 3 courses from

- PHYS 310 Classical Mechanics
- PHYS 353 Thermodynamics
- PHYS 370 Quantum Mechanics
- PHYS 380 Theoretical Electricity and Magnetism

- MATH 160 Calculus I: Elementary Applied Calculus
- MATH 161 Calculus II: Theory and Applications
- MATH 260 Calculus III: Intermediate Calculus
- MATH 261 Calculus IV: Multivariable Calculus
- MATH 361 Differential Equations
- PHYS 211 General Physics I
- PHYS 212 General Physics II: Calculus-Based
- PHYS 310 Classical Mechanics
- PHYS 360 Mathematical Physics
- PHYS 370 Quantum Mechanics
- PHYS 380 Theoretical Electricity and Magnetism
- Physics electives at the 300 level
- Plus requirements for secondary education and education core

## Recommended support work:

- PHYS 353 Thermodynamics

## General Science Teaching Licensure (5-12)

Add the following courses

- BIOL 163 Biological Principles I
- CHEM 151 General Chemistry I

- PHYS 211 General Physics I
- PHYS 212 General Physics II: Calculus-Based
- Physics electives at the 300 level
- Plus requirements for secondary education and education core