Loyola University Maryland

Department of Physics

Curriculum

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 383 Physics of Medicine and the Human Body
  • PH 384 Waves and the Physics of Medicine
  • 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.



Inge Heyer
Faculty

Inge Heyer, Ph.D.

According to Dr. Heyer, Loyola’s core curriculum prepares students to be great problem solvers in physics—and as young professionals

Physics