Physics (PHYS)

PHYS 101  - The Physics of How Things Work I  (3 Credits)  

A practical introduction to physics and science in everyday life--from concrete examples to basic physical principles.

Carolina Core: SCI

PHYS 101L  - The Physics of How Things Work I Lab  (1 Credit)  

Experiments, exercises, and demonstrations to accompany PHYS 101.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHYS 101.

Carolina Core: SCI

PHYS 201  - General Physics I  (3 Credits)  

First part of an introductory course sequence. Topics include mechanics, and selections from wave motion, sound, fluids, and heat. No previous background in physics is assumed.

Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 111, MATH 111I, MATH 112, MATH 115, MATH 116, MATH 122, MATH 141, or by placement score into MATH 122, MATH 141, or higher.

Carolina Core: SCI

PHYS 201L  - General Physics Laboratory I  (1 Credit)  

Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHYS 201.

Carolina Core: SCI

PHYS 202  - General Physics II  (3 Credits)  

Continuation of PHYS 201; includes electromagnetism, relativity, quantum physics, atomic and nuclear physics.

Prerequisites: C or better in PHYS 201.

Carolina Core: SCI

PHYS 202L  - General Physics Laboratory II  (1 Credit)  

Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHYS 202.

Carolina Core: SCI

PHYS 211  - Essentials of Physics I  (3 Credits)  

Classical mechanics and wave motion. Calculus-level course for students of science and engineering.

Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 141.
Corequisite: PHYS 211L.

Carolina Core: SCI

PHYS 211L  - Essentials of Physics I Lab  (1 Credit)  

Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHYS 206 or PHYS 211.

Carolina Core: SCI

PHYS 212  - Essentials of Physics II  (3 Credits)  

Classical electromagnetism and optics.

Prerequisites: C or better in PHYS 211 and MATH 142.
Corequisite: PHYS 212L.

Carolina Core: SCI

PHYS 212L  - Essentials of Physics II Lab  (1 Credit)  

Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHYS 207 or PHYS 212.

Carolina Core: SCI

PHYS 399  - Independent Study  (3-6 Credits)  

Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research