Physics Options

 

Physics Department      
B.S. in Physics (12 courses)      
PHYS 130 - General Physics I 4 cr.    
PHYS 140 - General Physics II 4 cr.    
PHYS 220 - Modern Physics 4 cr.    
PHYS 250 - Computational Physics 3 cr.    
PHYS 260 - Thermal Physics 3 cr.    
PHYS 370 - Experimental Techniques  OR 2 cr.    
PHYS 380 - Obervational Astronomy 3. cr.    
PHYS 310 through PHYS 460 4 courses    
Students must complete 4 additional advanced courses (numbered 300 and above). Courses must total at least 13 credits. At least two of the courses must come from the following:
PHYS 310 - Mechanics I      
PHYS 410 - Electromagnetic Theory I      
PHYS 440 - Quantum Physics  13 credits    
       
   
PHYS 470 - Advanced Laboratory I 1 cr.
PHYS 472 - Advanced Laboratory II 1 cr.    
       
Auxiliary (33.000 credits)      
CHEM 110 - General Chemistry 1 4 cr.    
CHEM 120 - General Chemistry II 4 cr.    
MATH 110 - Calculus I 4 cr.    
MATH 120 - Calculus II 4 cr.    
MATH 210 - Calculus III 4 cr.    
MATH 325 - Differential Equations 3 cr.    
MATH 230 - Linear Algebra    OR      
MATH 330 - Intro to Applied Mathematics I 3 cr.    
SCDV 230 - Electronic Instrumentation   4 cr.    
CSIS 110 or  CSIS-120, or CSIS-210 or CSIS-225 3 cr.    
       
     
       
       
Physics 3/2 Program      
Students spend the first 3 years at Siena and the last 2 at one of the following cooperating institutions :Catholic University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Clarkson University, Manhattan College, Western New England College or SUNY Binghamton.      
Students earn a B.S. degree in Physics from Siena as well as a B.E. in Engineering from the chosen institution.      
Courses taken at Siena      
PHYS 130 - General Physics I 4 cr.    
PHYS 140 - General Physics II 4 cr.    
PHYS 220 - Modern Physics 4 cr.    
PHYS 250 - Computational Physics 3 cr.    
PHYS 260 - Thermal Physics 3 cr.    
PHYS 370 - Experimental Techniques  OR 2 cr.    
PHYS 380 - Obervational Astronomy 3. cr.    
PHYS 310 through PHYS 460 4 courses    
Students must complete 4 additional advanced courses (numbered 300 and above). Courses must total at least 13 credits. At least two of the courses must come from the following:
PHYS 310 - Mechanics I      
PHYS 410 - Electromagnetic Theory I      
PHYS 440 - Quantum Physics  13 credits    
PHYS 470 - Advanced Laboratory I
PHYS 472 - Advanced Laboratory II

1  cr
1 cr.

   
Auxiliary (33.000 credits)      
CHEM 110 - General Chemistry 1 4 cr.    
CHEM 120 - General Chemistry II 4 cr.    
MATH 110 - Calculus I 4 cr.    
MATH 120 - Calculus II 4 cr.    
MATH 210 - Calculus III 4 cr.    
MATH 325 - Differential Equations 3 cr.    
MATH 230 - Linear Algebra    OR      
MATH 330 - Intro to Applied Mathematics I 3 cr.    
SCDV 230 - Electronic Instrumentation   4 cr.    
CSIS              Any course between 120 -499 3 cr.    
 
       
B.S. in Physics Computational Science Track  (12 courses)        
PHYS 130 - General Physics I 4 cr.    
PHYS 140 - General Physics II 4 cr.    
PHYS 220 - Modern Physics 4 cr.    
PHYS 250 - Computational Physics 3 cr.    
PHYS 260 - Thermal Physics 3 cr.    
PHYS 370 - Experimental Techniques  OR 2 cr.    
PHYS 380 - Obervational Astronomy 3. cr.    
PHYS 310 through PHYS 460 4 courses    
Students must complete 4 additional advanced courses (numbered 300 and above). Courses must total at least 13 credits. At least two of the courses must come from the following:
PHYS 310 - Mechanics I      
PHYS 410 - Electromagnetic Theory I      
PHYS 440 - Quantum Physics  13 credits    
       
   
PHYS 470 - Advanced Laboratory I 1 cr.
PHYS 472 - Advanced Laboratory II 1 cr.    
       
Auxiliary (32.000 credits)      
MATH 110 - Calculus I 4 cr.    
MATH 120 - Calculus II 4 cr.    
MATH 210 - Calculus III 4 cr.    
MATH 325 - Differential Equations 3 cr.    
MATH 230 - Linear Algebra                                    OR      
MATH 330 - Intro to Applied Mathematics I 3 cr.    
SCDV 230 - Electronic Instrumentation   4 cr.    
CSIS  110  - Introduction to Computer Science         OR      
CSIS 120  -  Introduction to Programming  3 or 4 cr    
CSIS 210 – Data Structures 3 cr.     
CSIS 220 – Assembly Language and Computer Architecture 4 cr.    
       
     
B.S. in Physics      
with a Certification in Adolescent Education in Physics      
PHYS 130 - General Physics I 4 cr.    
PHYS 140 - General Physics II 4 cr.    
PHYS 220 - Modern Physics 4 cr.    
PHYS 250 - Computational Physics 3 cr.    
PHYS 260 - Thermal Physics 3 cr.    
Students must complete 4 additional advanced courses (numbered 300 and above). Courses must total at least 13 credits. At least two of the courses must come from the following:
PHYS 310 - Mechanics I      
PHYS 410 - Electromagnetic Theory I      
PHYS 440 - Quantum Physics  13 credits    
Students are expected to have a 2.5 GPA in Physics and a 2.75 GPA overall.  
Auxiliary ( 26.000 credits )       
CHEM 110 - General Chemistry I 4 cr.    
CHEM 120 - General Chemistry II 4 cr.    
MATH 110 - Calculus I 4 cr.    
MATH 120 - Calculus II 4 cr.    
MATH 210 - Calculus III 4 cr.    
MATH 325 - Differential Equations 3 cr.    
SCDV 230 - Electronic Instrumentation                     OR 4 cr. OR    
CSIS 110 or CSIS 120 or CSIS 210 or CSIS 225 3 cr.    
 Education Certification: For teacher certification in the secondary schools, students must complete 30 hours in Physics and cognate courses as outlined below. In addition, the student must achieve a minimum quality point average of 2.5 in Physics courses and 2.75 overall. Students successfully completing this program receive a B.S. in Physics and New York State Initial Certificate in Adolescence Education in the subject area of Physics.      
As well as the above requirements, students must complete the education sequence.

 

Education Certification ( 30.000 credits )
EDUC 210 Issues in Contemporary American Education 3 cr.
EDUC 260 Educational Psychology 3 cr.
EDUC 261 Foundations in Language and Literacy 3 cr.

EDUC 365 - Exceptional and At-Risk Learners

3 cr.

After completing these courses, one must apply to the Education Department. Upon
approval, the following courses are required to obtain the certification:

EDUC 481 - Instructional Theory and Practice in Inclusive Classrooms

3 cr.

EDUC 482 - Instructional Theory and Practice in Inclusive Classrooms lab 1 cr.
The following courses are completed during the semester students participate in student teaching:
EDUC 461 - Literacy: Middle and High School 3 cr.
EDUC 462 - Literacy and Reflective Practitioner 1 cr.
EDUC 487 - Clinical Experience in Middle School 5 cr.
EDUC 488 - Clinical Experience in High School 5 cr.
EDUC 495 - Drug Alcohol Tobacco Workshop 0 cr.

EDUC 496 - Child Abuse and School Violence Workshop

0 cr.

For those students who began the Education Sequence before the 2011-2012 year, please see the link below:      
Education Certificate 2010-11      
Education Department      
       
Physics B.S. (Biological Chemical Sciences Track)      
Designed for students majoring in Physics who wish to have a more substantial concentration in Biology and/or Chemistry.      
PHYS 130 - General Physics I 4 cr.    
PHYS 140 - General Physics II 4 cr.    
PHYS 220 - Modern Physics 4 cr.    
PHYS 260 - Thermal Physics 3 cr.    
PHYS 250 - Computational Physics 3 cr.    
PHYS 370 - Experimental Techniques 2 cr.    
Students must complete 4 additional advanced courses (numbered 300 and above). Courses must total at least 13 credits. At least two of the courses must come from the following:   4 courses  
PHYS 310 - Mechanics I      
PHYS 410 - Electromagnetic Theory I      
PHYS 440 - Quantum Physics      
Students must also conduct a research project, which will be completed in the following courses:      
PHYS 470 - Advanced Laboratory I 1 cr.    
PHYS 472 - Advanced Laboratory II 1 cr.    
       
Auxiliary (35.000 credits)      
CSIS 110, or CSIS 120, or CSIS 210 or CSIS 225 3 cr.    
     
       
MATH 110 - Calculus I 4 cr.    
MATH 120 - Calculus II 4 cr.    
MATH 210 - Calculus III 4 cr.    
MATH 380 - Differential Equations 3 cr.    
CHEM 110 - General Chemistry I 4 cr.    
CHEM 120 - General Chemistry II 4 cr.    
       
Students must also take 9 additional credits in either biology or chemistry. 9 cr.    
For biology, courses must be BIOL 220 or above.      
For chemistry, courses must be CHEM 210 or above.      
       
Physics (Bio/Chem Sciences Track) '09-'10