Physics Lab- Linfield College
Physics

Requirements for Majors and Minors

Flowchart of course progression listed in the requirements below.

Requirements for Majors and Minors

For a major in Physics: 43 credits in the department, consisting of 37 credits in the core courses of PHYS 210, 211, 215, 220, 385, 386, 420, 440, 441, 475; PHYS 489 or ENGR 489; PHYS 490; and six elective credits chosen from the following list: ENGR 025; PHYS 303, 315, 316, 325, 370. The Physics major also requires MATH 170, 175, 200; and CHEM 210. Courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better to count toward the major.

Material Science Focus: 48 credits in the department, consisting of the core courses for the physics major and PHYS 303, 315, and 316. In addition, the material science focus requires MATH 170, 175, 200, 210, and 250; and CHEM 210, 211, and 350. Courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better to count toward the major.

For a major in Applied Physics: 43 credits in the department, consisting of 35 credits in the core courses of PHYS 210, 211, 215, 220, 385, 386; ENGR 025, 252, 253, 315; PHYS 489 or ENGR 489; PHYS 490; and eight elective credits chosen from the following list: ENGR 303, 316; PHYS 325, 370, 420, 440, 441, 475. The Applied Physics major also requires MATH 170, 175, and 200, and CHEM 210. Courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better to count toward the major.

Engineering Focus: 48 credits in the department, consisting of the core courses for the applied physics major and ENGR 303, 310, 316; and PHYS 325. In addition, the following courses are required outside the department: ECON 210; IDST 387; MATH 170, 175, 200, 210, and 250; and CHEM 210. Courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better to count toward the major.

For a minor in Physics: 20 credits in the department including PHYS 210, 211, and 10 credits in courses in the department that apply to either the Physics or Applied Physics major. Courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better to count toward the minor.

For Oregon Preliminary Teaching Licensure in Physics: a student must complete the Linfield Teacher Education Program requirements. In order to complete these requirements, a student must begin taking education courses no later than his/her sophomore year. The student must be advised by an Education Department faculty member each semester prior to registration.