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Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Major (UPDATED as of 9/11/2012)


These are the updated requirements for the Physics Major as of 9/11/2012.

Physics Tracks:


In addition to the core courses, students elect to follow a particular track (listed below) that best fits their interests and future goals. In consultation with their academic advisor, students should choose additional courses from the departmental offerings, and other courses as required below, to best prepare for their post-graduate career. Students should check all courses for the accompanying prerequisites. Laboratory reports and papers in

  and   are used to evaluate writing proficiency in the major.   and   taken at any time satisfy the computer proficiency requirement.

Traditional Track (Preparation for a graduate program in Physics):


In addition to the core courses, the following are required:

In addition to departmental offerings, students may elect to take:


  • CS 116 - Introduction to Computer Science (4 Cr.)
  • PHY 171.304 - Quantum Mechanics II (offered at Johns Hopkins University)
  • PHY 171.310 - Biological Physics (offered at Johns Hopkins University)
  • PHY 171.408 - Nuclear and Particle Physics (offered at Johns Hopkins University)
  • PHY 171.302 - Advanced Electromagnetic Theory (offered at Johns Hopkins University)

Astronomy Track (Preparation for a career or graduate program in Astronomy):


 In addition to the core courses, the following are required.

In addition to departmental offerings, students may elect to take:


  • PHY 171.313 - Introduction to Stellar Physics (offered at Johns Hopkins University)
  • PHY 171.314 - Introduction to Galaxies and AGN (offered at Johns Hopkins University)
  • AST 301 - Astrophysical Techniques (offered at Towson University)

Pre-Engineering Track (Preparation for a career or graduate program in Engineering):


In addition to the core courses, the following are required:

Individualized Track (Individualized physics major):


Students may develop an individualized major in consultation with their major advisor by proposing a list of at least 9 credits (including at least one from the department at the 300 level) for approval by the Chair of the department. Topics include (but are not limited to) pre-medical and biophysics, material science, environmental physics, econophysics, computational physics, physics of music or art, etc.