Welcome to the McMurry Physics Department!
We, Drs. Bykov, Keith, and Renfro believe that physics is worth the effort of experiencing. We would like to help you experience the discovery, to help you try to satisfy your curiosity, and to share the enthusiasm which inevitably results from finding that curiosity grow beyond the questions you thought you were asking.
The McMurry Physics Major
As you plan out your undergraduate career, you will want to have some idea of where you are going. The intention of this webpage is to outline the courses which you will need in an order that satisfies the prerequisite courses for each. Please be aware that the courses listed are not offered every semester nor every year. As discussed on the Physics Curriculum page, the study of physics requires a strong mathematics background. Computers are also of great importance to physics and physics majors are advised to take courses in computer programming languages, especially FORTRAN and/or C. For the degree requirements of the physics major and the physics minor, please refer to the McMurry University Catalog.
The General Education Requirements
McMury is a liberal arts institution. This means that we believe that everybody should know something about a variety of different fields. Everybody who attends McMurry must complete certain courses to get their degree. In addition, for each degree offered, there are some General Education requirements. We recommend that you use the information above to plan out your four-year major courses, fill in the rest of your schedule with General Education requirements, and then decide if you have room to add in another major or minor.
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