Physics Courses

Physics (PHY) courses

  • PHY 100 Survey of Physics with Laboratory

    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for MTH 130 or higher.

    Description of nature as seen by physicists; effects this description and new scientific discoveries will have on society. Laboratories consist of discussions of current relations between science and society, demonstrations of precise experimental apparatus, some actual involvement with the experimental method. Students may not receive credit for both PHY 100 and PHY 102. Course fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    432Fall, SpringMOTR PHYS 100L - Essentials in Physics with Lab (Non-Science Majors).
  • PHY 101 Physics by Inquiry for Educators

    This course is only open to students planning to enter the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Completion Program or planning to receive the child development degrees. Will fulfill natural science component of the Associate of Arts in General Studies. Science content includes mechanics, optics, heat, electricity and magnetism. This course will not count toward any associate of applied science degree. Students will increase their understanding of the nature of science. Course fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    424Fall, SpringMOTR PHYS 100LT - Essentials in Physics with Lab (Non-Science Majors).
  • PHY 102 Survey of Physics

    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for MTH 130 or higher.

    Description of nature as seen by physicists; effects that new scientific discoveries will have on society. Students may not receive credit for both PHY 100 and PHY 102.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    330Upon demandMOTR PHYS 100 - Essentials in Physics (Non-Science Majors).
  • PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I

    Prerequisite(s): CIS 101 and eligibility for MTH 261.

    An introduction to physical theories covering the content areas of mechanics, fluids, sounds and thermodynamics. Students not meeting prerequisite must permission of the instructor to enroll. A grade of C or better is required in this course to take PHY 124. This course may not be taken pass/not pass. pass/not pass. Course fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    432Upon demandMOTR PHYS 150L - Physics I with Lab.
  • PHY 124 Introduction to Physics II

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in PHY 123.

    A continuation of PHY 123 in the content areas of electricity and magnetism, electronics, and optics. Course fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    432Upon demand
  • PHY 197 Selected Topics in Physics

    Course devoted to topics of current interest in physics. Provided the topics are different, the course may be repeated to a total of 4 credit hours. Credit for this course cannot be applied to the minimum requirements of a major or minor in physics, nor the general education (natural science) requirement. 1(0-2) or

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • PHY 203 Foundations of Physics I

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 261 (completed) or MTH 261 (concurrent enrollment) and ACT mathematics score of 29 or higher.

    First of two semesters in basic calculus physics. Lecture and laboratory topics covered include mechanics, waves and thermodynamics. A grade of C or better is required in this course to take PHY 204. This course may not be taken as pass/not pass. Course fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    534FallMOTR PHYS 200L - Advanced Physics I with Lab.
  • PHY 204 Foundations of Physics II

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in PHY 203 and either MTH 280 (completed) or concurrent enrollment in MTH 280.

    Continuation of PHY 203 with lecture and laboratories covering electricity, magnetism and optics. Course fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    534Spring