College of Science

Approved Advanced Electives for Physics Majors

The courses listed below are approved for advanced elective credit toward the B.S. degree in physics.  Petitions requesting advanced elective credit for other upper-division courses may be filed with the Physics Department.

PHY 304,304L

3, 1

Electronics for Scientists

PHY 306

4

History of Physics

PHY 310

4

Fundamentals of Mathematical Physics

PHY 344

4

Applied Optics

PHY 400

1-2

Special Problems for Upper-Division Students

PHY 403

4

Advanced Quantum Mechanics

PHY 404

4

Introduction to High Energy Physics

PHY 406

4

Solid State Physics

PHY 407

4

Statistical Physics

PHY 409

4

Computational Physics

PHY 410

4

Biophysics

PHY 420

4

Acoustics

PHY 422

4

Plasma Physics

PHY 424

4

Astrophysics

PHY 425

4

Space Physics

PHY 426

4

Relativity, Gravity, and Black Holes

PHY 441

2/qtr, 6/total

Internship in Physics

PHY 499

1-4

Special Topics for Upper-Division Students

 

 

 

BIO 410

4

Biophysics

BIO 431, 431L

3, 1

Radiation Biology

BIO 499

1-4

Special Topics for Upper-Division Students

 

 

 

CHM 306

4

History and Philosophy of Chemistry

CHM 311, 312, 313

3, 3, 3

Physical Chemistry

CHM 314, 315, 316

3, 3, 3

Organic Chemistry

CHM 317L,318L,319L

1, 1, 1

Organic Chemistry Lab

CHM 342, 342L

2, 2

Spectroscopic Methods

CHM 343, 343L

2, 2

Separation Methods

CHM 352, 352L

1, 2

Physical Chemistry Lab

CHM 353L

2

Physical Chemistry Lab

CHM 424, 424L

2, 2

Organic Analysis

CHM 499

1-4

Special Topics for Upper-Division Students

 

 

 

CS 301

4

Numerical Methods

CS 445

4

Advanced Computer Graphics

 

 

 

GSC 304

4

Meteorology

GSC 325, 325L

2, 2

Optical Mineralogy

GSC 333, 333L

3, 1

Structural Geology

GSC 334, 334L

3, 1

Exploration Geophysics

GSC 335

4

Descriptive Physical Oceanography

GSC 444, 444L

3, 1

Geotectonics

GSC 499

1-4

Special Topics for Upper-Division Students

MAT 317

3

Laplace Transforms and Fourier Series

MAT 401

4

Numerical Analysis

MAT 402

4

Numerical Methods in Differential Equations

MAT 413

4

Advanced Calculus

MAT 417, 418

4, 4

Modern Algebra

MAT 419

4

Abstract Linear Algebra

MAT 420

4

Differential Geometry

MAT 428, 429

4, 4

Functions of a Complex Variable

MAT 431, 432

4, 4

Differential Equations

MAT 444

4

Vector and Tensor Analysis

MAT 499

1-4

Special Topics for Upper-Division Students

 

 

 

SCI 450

4

Philosophic Implications of Science

 

 

 

STA 309

3

Statistical Methods in Engineering and Physical Sciences

STA 241

4

Applied Probability Theory

STA 341

4

Applied Statistics

Revised 2/10/09