Admission to the Major — Students should earn a grade of C or higher in PHY 221, PHY 222, and MAT 135 (or waiver) in order to be admitted into the major.

Other Considerations or Recommendations — Students should take CHM 131 or CHM 134 or BIO 110 to fulfill the Natural Science requirement.  Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in physics should choose the Theoretical Physics focus.  Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in engineering should choose the Applied Physics focus and plan to take MAT 437.

Teaching Certification – Students interested in gaining certification to teach in the area of Physics (Grades 8 – 12) must meet all requirements for admission to the Physics major as well as admission to and completion of the Teacher Education Certification requirements. (See Teacher Certification Requirements)