Program Requirements in Physics

Frostburg State University offers a major and minor in Physics by which you can earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Physics.

In physics, you'll study the laws that govern our very existence. From the big bang to small particle behavior, physics approaches nature on a fundamental level from the largest to the smallest scale.

At Frostburg State, you'll investigate the mechanics behind matter and motion through time and space. Deconstruct and solve problems by applying basic principles through experiments and mathematical analysis. As you progress through the program you'll work in multi-disciplinary teams to develop critical thinking and communication skills.

View the Physics Major in the Undergraduate Catalog.

  • The Physics Major

    All Physics majors take the following courses:

      • Principles of Physics I, II, and III
      • Introduction to Engineering Design
      • Calculus I, II, and III
      • Classical Mechanics
      • Electricity and Magnetism
      • Experimental Physics 
      • Introduction to Computational Physics
      • Differential Equations
      • Physics Seminar
      • Capstone Senior Research and Seminar 

    All Physics majors require 9 credits of electives selected from 300- and 400-level Physics courses. With permission, you can substitute up to 6 credits of Engineering courses.

  • The Physics Minor

    The Physics Minor gives you the opportunity to supplement your studies in another major with several courses in physics.

    The requirements of the Physics Minor are:

    • Principles of Physics I, II, and III
    • Experimental Physics
    • Calculus I, II
    • 3 additional credits in Physics at the 300-level or higher