Loyola University Maryland

Department of Physics

Curriculum

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Non-calculus based physics courses

These are introductory courses offered by the physics department.

  • PH 101 Introductory Physics with Lab
  • PH 102 Introductory Physics with Lab

Core science courses

These are courses offered for non-science majors.

  • PH 116 Integrated Science I (restricted to elementary education majors)
  • PH 117 Integrated Science II (restricted to elementary education majors)
  • PH 120 Introduction to the Universe
  • PH 140 Structure of the Solar System
  • PH 141 The Stellar Universe
  • PH 150 Energy and Environment
  • PH 155 The Making of the Atomic Bomb
  • PH 160 Light and Color
  • PH 165 How Things Work
  • PH 170 Music and Sound
  • PH 185 Nature of Scientific Inquiry

Physics foundation courses

These courses must be taken by all physics majors, regardless of track.

  • CS 201 Computer Science I
  • MA 251 Calculus I
  • MA 252 Calculus II
  • MA 304 Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MA 351 Calculus III
  • PH 201 General Physics I
  • PH 291 General Physics Lab I
  • PH 202 General Physics II
  • PH 292 General Physics Lab II
  • PH 293 Intermediate Lab I
  • PH 294 Intermediate Lab II
  • PH 307 Math Methods in Physics
  • PH 312 Modern Physics
  • PH 316 Classical Mechanics
  • PH 317 Thermal Physics
  • PH 397 Experimental Methods I (lab)
  • PH 398 Experimental Methods II (lab)
  • PH 415 Quantum Mechanics I
  • PH 417 Electricity and Magnetism I

Advanced physics courses

These are physics elective courses or required courses for the analytic track.

  • PH 382 Biomechanics of Sports and Exercise
  • PH 388 Independent Project in Physics
  • PH 391 Physics Research
  • PH 416 Quantum Mechanics II
  • PH 418 Electricity and Magnetism II
  • PH 480 Advanced Topics in Physics
  • PH 484 Methods of Theoretical Physics
  • PH 493 Advanced Laboratory
  • PH 497 Senior Honors Thesis I
  • PH 498 Senior Honors Thesis II

For additional information on specific courses, please visit the Loyola undergraduate catalogue.