Professional Emphasis

Bachelor of Science in Physics


Students preparing for a professional career in physics or astronomy normally take this emphasis. The course preparation in this emphasis is necessary for graduate work in physics and many related fields such as astrophysics, nuclear physics, particle physics, solid state physics, biophysics, medical physics, atomic or molecular physics or plasma physics, etc.

Four-Year Course Plan

Below is a typical four-year course plan for the College of Letters and Sciences professional physics majors.

 

Fall

Spring

Freshman
  • Math 171, Calc I, 4 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 191, 5 cr.
  • Math 172, Calc II, 4 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 192, 5 cr.
Sophomore
  • Phys/Ast 206, Modern Physics, 3 cr.
  • Math 273, Calc. III, 4 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 222. Lab. I, 2cr.
  • Phys/Ast 320, Classical Physics, 3 cr.
  • Math 371, Diff. Eq., 3 cr.
Junior
  • Phys/Ast 307*, Optics, 3 cr.
  • Math 375, Applied Math I, 3 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 419*, Quantum Mech., 3 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 322, Lab II, 2 cr.
Senior
  • Phys/Ast 408*, Stat. Mech,/Thermo. 3 cr.
  • Math 376, Applied Math II, 3 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 417*, Elect. & Mag., 3 cr.
  • Physics elective, 3 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 491, Senior Research, 1-3 cr.

* Courses marked above are offered every 4th semester

  • 307, Optics: Fall of odd years
  • 408, Thermo, Fall of even years
  • 417, Elect. & Mag., Spring of odd years
  • 419, Quantum Mech., Spring of even years

 

Other Courses:

  • 203, Intro to Astrophysics
  • 305*, Circuits and Devices
  • 310, Stellar Structure and Evolution
  • 311, Digital Electronics
  • 313, Galaxy and Star Formation
  • 319*, Digital Signal Processing
  • 355*, Lab. & Demo Techniques
  • 451, Special Topics

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Physics & Astronomy

N. Halsey Science Center, Rm. 337
921 Elmwood Ave.

 

Department Chair

Dr. Carey Woodward
920-929-1158
woodwardr@uwosh.edu

 

Administrative Assistant

Amy Martin
920-424-4433
physics-astronomy@uwosh.edu

 

More contact information

Hours

Department Office Hours
In Person:
Monday 1–4:30
Tuesday 1–4:30
Online:
Thursday 8:00–12:30; 1:00–4:30
Friday 8:00–12:30; 1:00–4:30

 

Chair's Office Hours
Wednesday 11:50–1:20

 

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