Students are welcome to pursue a physics major concurrently with another major; either in the college of Arts and Sciences or in another college through the concurrent degree option.Any course used to satisfy a requirement of another major may be used in satisfaction of physics major requirements only if the student’s concentration is within physics.The minimum grade for a course to count towards the physics major is a C-.
Sophomores Declaring the Physics Major Sophomores meeting the entrance requirements for the major (at least 2 physics and 2 math courses taken at Cornell with an average grade of B- or higher in the aforementioned courses) may apply to the major by following these steps: 1) Download and fill out both sides of the Physics Major Form here: After completing as much of the form as possible, print the form and bring it to the meeting with the DUS, Prof.
Liam Mc Allister to complete their physics major form and admission to the major.
Information on applying to Cornell can be found at the College of Arts and Science and the main Cornell Admissions site.
Click the Cornell Days Physics 2019 schedule for classes you can sit in on, faculty office hours, and informational sessions conducted by our Society of Physics Students.
Freshmen can also request a current junior or senior majoring in physics to serve as an informal peer advisor.
Prospective majors are encouraged to join the student-run Society of Physics Students, and are also welcome to discuss pre-major course selection with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.He was also known to his students and colleagues as a wise and dedicated teacher.This prize is endowed in Professor Yennie’s memory by his family and colleagues.Students in the College of Arts & Sciences do not declare a major until their sophomore year.Nevertheless, students can indicate their interest in majoring in physics on their application for admission to Cornell University.Physics 1116 is not available to visit on April 26.Freshmen Interested in Majoring in Physics Incoming freshmen interested in majoring in physics should attend our Orientation for Prospective Physics Majors time TBA.Mathematics courses covering single and multivariable calculus, linear algebra, series representations, and complex analysis: (2) At least three semester hours of laboratory work selected from: PHYS 3310 – Intermediate Experimental Physics PHYS 3330 – Modern Experimental Optics (crosslisted)PHYS 3360 – Electronic Circuits (crosslisted)PHYS 4410 – Advanced Experimental Physics AEP 2640 – Computer-Instrumentation Design (crosslisted)ASTRO 4410 – Experimental Astronomy BEE 4500 – Bioinstrumentation (4) An intermediate course in electromagnetism: PHYS 3327 – Advanced Electricity and Magnetism Physics 33 have been merged so all physics majors should take Physics 3327.*NOTE: Students who complete the PHYS 1112–PHYS 2213–PHYS 2214 or PHYS 2207–PHYS 2213–PHYS 2214 introductory sequence are advised to complete the 1-credit course PHYS 2216 before taking PHYS 3316.Thesis Overview Below is an overview of the basic timeline that physics majors intending to pursue a senior thesis should follow.A thesis is a rewarding experience and your opportunity to do cutting edge science, which can take a lot of time.