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Long-term Course Schedule

This long-term course schedule is made available to assist students in planning their physics path at APSU. For courses offered on an as needed basis, contact one of the Physics and Astronomy faculty or the Chair.

Physics Core (offered every academic year):

  • Phys 2110/2111 University Physics I with Lab (5) - Fall
  • Phys 2120/2121 University Physics II with Lab (5) - Spring
  • Phys 3005 Theoretical Methods (4) - Spring
  • Phys 3010 Intermediate Mechanics (3) - Fall
  • Phys 3030 Electricity and Magnetism (3) - Spring
  • Phys 3550/3551 Experimental Methods with Lab (4) - Fall
  • Phys 3700/3701 Modern Physics with Lab (4) - Spring
  • Phys 3800 Quantum Mechanics (3) - Fall
  • Phys 4000/4001 Computational Methods with Lab (4) - Fall

Physics Upper-division Electives:

Regular offerings:
  • Phys 3100/3101 Optics with Lab (4) - Spring even years
  • Phys 3740 Thermal and Statistical Physics (3) - Spring odd years
  • Phys 3750/3751 Laser Physics with Lab (4) - Spring odd years
  • Phys 4200 Introduction to Solid State Physics (3) - Spring even years
Courses offered as needed:
  • Phys 3050/3051 Introductory Circuits with Lab (4)
  • Phys 3060/3061 Advanced Circuits with Lab (4)
  • Phys 3900/3901 Nuclear and Radiation Physics with Lab (4)
  • Phys 4110 Cooperative Educational Experience (6)
  • Phys 4150, 4160, 4170 Special Topics in Physics (1, 2, 3)
  • Phys 4151, 4161, 4171 Research Experience (1, 2, 3)
  • Phys 4300 Image Processing (3)
  • Phys 4810 Theoretical Mechanics (3)
  • Phys 4830 Theoretical Electricity and Magnetism (3)
  • Phys 4850 Advanced Quantum Mechanics (3)
  • Phys 4950, 4960, 4970 Independent Study in Physics (1, 2, 3)

Astronomy Upper-division Electives:

Regular offerings:
  • Astr 3005/3006 Observational Astronomy (2) - Fall even years
  • Astr 3010 History of Astronomy (3) - Spring even years
  • Astr 3020 Cosmology (3) - Spring odd years
  • Astr 4000/4001 Astrophotography and Image Processing (3) - Fall odd years
Courses offered as needed:
  • Astr 3030/3031 Methods and Instrumentation in Astronomy (4)
  • Astr 3040 Astrobiology (3)
  • Astr 4010 Astrophysics I (3)
  • Astr 4020 Astrophysics II (3)
  • Astr 4150, 4160, 4170 Special Topics in Astronomy (1, 2, 3)
  • Astr 4151, 4161, 4171 Research Experience (1, 2, 3)
  • Astr 4950, 4960, 4970 Independent Study in Astronomy (1, 2, 3)