Rhode Island College

2016-2017 Catalog


Physics B.S.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PHYS 200Mechanics

4

Fall.
PHYS 201Electricity and Magnetism

4

Spring.
PHYS 307Quantum Mechanics I

3

Fall (even years).
PHYS 311Thermodynamics

3

Fall (odd years).
PHYS 312Mathematical Methods in Physics

3

Spring.
PHYS 313Junior Laboratory

3

Spring.
PHYS 401Advanced Electricity and Magnetism I

3

Fall (odd years).
PHYS 403Classical Mechanics

3

Fall (even years).
PHYS 407Quantum Mechanics II

3

Spring (odd years).
PHYS 413Senior Laboratory

3

Spring.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PHYS 315Optics

4

Fall (odd years).
PHYS 320Analog Electronics

4

Fall (even years).
PHYS 321Digital Electronics

4

Spring (odd years).

TWO COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PHYS 309Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

4

Fall (odd years).
PHYS 402Advanced Electricity and Magnetism II

3

Spring (even years).
PHYS 409Solid State Physics

3

Fall (even years).
PHYS 411Statistical Mechanics

3

As needed.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CHEM 103General Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 104General Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 212Calculus I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 213Calculus II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 314Calculus III

4

Fall, Spring.
MATH 416Ordinary Differential Equations

4

Spring (as needed).

Total Credit Hours: 66-67