Kerry K. Kuehn

A physics major at Wisconsin Lutheran College consist of a minimum of 40 credits of physics courses and 20 credits of collateral mathematics courses:

Sixteen credits of general physics courses: PHY 101, 201, 202 & 203*
Eighteen credits of advanced physics courses: PHY 301, 302, 303, 304*, 401 & 402
At least six credits of laboratory/practical courses, selected from PHY 215, 216, 313, 314, 315, 316**, 317, 498
Twenty credits of collateral mathematics courses: MAT 221, 222, 223, 224 & 333.

* With departmental approval, PHY 304 may be substituted for PHY 203. In this case, additional 300+ level physics coursework must be added so as to maintain a minimum total of 40 credits of physics courses.

** MAT 371 may be substituted for PHY 316.

Sample schedule:

Sem. 1: PHY 101 (3), MAT 221 (4)
Sem. 2: PHY 201 (5), MAT 222 (4)
Sem. 3: PHY 202 (5), MAT 223 (4)
Sem. 4: PHY 203 (3), MAT 224 (4)
Sem. 5: PHY 301 (3), PHY 303 (3), MAT 333 (4)
Sem. 6: PHY 302 (3), PHY 304 (3), PHY 313 (1), PHY 314 (1)
Sem. 7: PHY 401 (3), PHY 498 (2)
Sem. 8: PHY 402 (3), PHY 498 (2)

Late start:

Sem. 3: PHY 101 (3), MAT 221 (4)
Sem. 4: PHY 201 (5), PHY 203 (3), MAT 222 (4)
Sem. 5: PHY 202 (5), PHY 301 (3), PHY 303 (3), MAT 333 (4)
Sem. 6: PHY 302 (3), PHY 304 (3), PHY 313 (1), PHY 314 (1), MAT 224 (4)
Sem. 7: PHY 401 (3), PHY 215 (3), MAT 233 (4)
Sem. 8: PHY 402 (3), PHY 216 (1)


A physics minor at WLC consist of a minimum of 22 credits of physics courses and 12 credits of collateral mathematics courses:

Sixteen credits of general physics courses: PHY 101, 201, 202 & 203*
At least six credits of electives, selected from the remaining PHY courses
Twelve credits of collateral mathematics courses: MAT 221, 222 & 223.
* With departmental approval, PHY 304 may be substituted for PHY 203.

Sample schedule

Sem. 3: PHY 101 (3), MAT 221 (4)
Sem. 4: PHY 201 (5), MAT 222 (4)
Sem. 5: PHY 202 (5), MAT 223 (4)
Sem. 6: PHY 203 (3), PHY 301 (3)
Sem. 7: PHY 304 (3)