The Physics Department has an impressive history and an exciting future. If you are interested in majoring in physics or allied subjects, Davidson has much to offer you.
Physics 120 or 130 is a prerequisite to a major in physics. Only with specific permission of the department chair can Physics 118 satisfy this prerequisite.
The major consists of ten physics courses: 200, 220 or 230, 310, 320, 330, 335, 350, and 360; the mathematics requirement; and one course chosen from courses numbered 400 to 460. If Physics 201 is not taken to fulfill the mathematics requirement, then an additional physics course is required at the 400 level with the approval of the department.
Either Physics 201 or both Mathematics 150 and 160 will satisfy the mathematics requirement. The math requirement should be satisfied by the end of the sophomore year if possible. Physics 201 may not be taken in the senior year to satisfy this requirement.