$$ Laboratory Course Fee:  Many science lab courses require a separate fee added at the time of registration in order to cover the cost of supplies and materials used by students.

PHY*110, Introductory Physics (4 credits/6 contact hours)    $$ Laboratory Course Fee
An introductory course in the physics of motion, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, light, optics, and the theory of the atom. A process oriented laboratory approach emphasizing exploration and problem solving. This course is intended for nonscience majors, or for students who need only one semester of physics. Students with credit for high school physics should elect PHY*121 or PHY*221. Scientific calculator required. Class meets 6 hours per week for integrated lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: Eligible for 
ENG*101 and eligible for MAT*137 or higher. (Updated October 2014)



PHY*121, General Physics I (4 credits/6 contact hours)    $$ Laboratory Course Fee
Basic concepts of mechanics and heat, including motion, forces, work and energy, conservation laws, fluid and thermal phenomena, and the laws of thermodynamics. Scientific calculator required. Lecture: 3 hours per week.  Laboratory: 3 hours per week.  Prerequisite: Eligible for 
ENG*101, and MAT*173 with a grade of “C” or better.(Updated October 2014)



PHY*122, General Physics II  (4 credits/6 contact hours)    $$ Laboratory Course Fee
Basic concepts of electricity, magnetism, and wave motion, including electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetic radiation, wave properties of light, and optics. Scientific calculator required. Lecture: 3 hours per week.  Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: PHY *121, which may be taken concurrently.  (Updated October 2014)



PHY*221, Calculus-Based Physics I (4 credits/6 contact hours)    $$ Laboratory Course Fee
Basic facts and principles of physics. Elementary concepts of calculus are used. Classical dynamics, rigid-body motion, harmonic motion, wave motion, acoustics, relativistic dynamics, thermodynamics. Lecture: 3 hours per week.  Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: 
MAT*254, which may be taken concurrently. (Updated October 2014)



PHY*222, Calculus-Based Physics II (4 credits/6 contact hours)    $$ Laboratory Course Fee
Electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetic waves, quantum effects, introduction to atomic physics. Lecture: 3 hours per week.  Laboratory: 3 hours per week.  Prerequisite: PHY*221.  (Updated October 2014).