PHYSICS PROGRAM

Division of Science, Mathematics and Computing

Website: http://physics.bard.edu

Updated August 15, 2017

 

 

Advising Faculty

 

1.     Matthew Deady (director)

2.     Paul Cadden-Zimansky

3.     Hal Haggard (on sabbatical fall 17, leave of absence spring 18)

4.     Antonios Kontos

5.     Simeen Sattar (leave of absence fall 17)

 

 

Program Requirements

 

Moderation Requirements:

 

1.     PHYS 141 Introduction to Physics I (or the equivalent)

2.     PHYS 142 Introduction to Physics II (or the equivalent)

3.     MATH 141 Calculus I (or the equivalent)

4.     MATH 142 Calculus II (or the equivalent)

5.     PHYS 241 Modern Physics

 

The requirements for moderation listed above may be flexible.

 

Graduation Requirements:

 

6.     PHYS 221 Mathematical Methods of Physics I

7.     PHYS 222 Mathematical Methods of Physics II

8.     PHYS 303 Mechanics

9.     PHYS 312 Electricity and Magnetism

10.   PHYS 314 Thermal Physics

11.   PHYS 321 Quantum Mechanics

12.   Senior Project I

13.   Senior Project II

 

Recommended courses include: PHYS 210 Introduction to Electronics, CHEM 141 & 142 Basic Principles of Chemistry I & II, and CMSC 141 Introduction to Computer Science.

 

 

Sample Program of Study

 

 

First Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

 

FYSEM I (fall)

PHYS 141

MATH 141

 

PHYS 241

PHYS 221

 

PHYS 312

 

Sr. Project I (fall)

advanced courses, tutorials

 

FYSEM II (spring)

PHYS 142

MATH 142

 

PHYS 303

PHYS 222

 

Moderation (spring)

 

PHYS 314

PHYS 321

 

Sr. Project II (spring)

advanced courses, tutorials