Western Kentucky University

Physics & Astronomy courses


For further information on 
WKU Physics and Astronomy 
send email to:  

info@physics.wku.edu

Mailing Address:

Physics and Astronomy
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #11077
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1077
Phone: 270-745-4357
Fax: 270-745-2014

Physics and Astronomy undergraduate majors and minors should see the Student Planning Manual to determine which courses to take for specific tracks, and to plan a four-year curriculum.

 

Courses for Science Majors

Labs for Science Majors

PHYS 140 - Measurement and Analysis

 

PHYS 180 - Introductory Modern Physics

PHYS 181 - Introductory Modern Physics Laboratory

PHYS 201 - College Physics I

PHYS 207 - College Physics I Laboratory

PHYS 202 - College Physics II

PHYS 208 - College Physics II Laboratory

PHYS 231 - Physics and Biophysics I

PHYS 232 - Physics and Biophysics I Laboratory

PHYS 332 - Physics and Biophysics II

PHYS 233 - Physics and Biophysics II Laboratory

PHYS 255 - University Physics I

PHYS 256 - University Physics I Laboratory

PHYS 265 - University Physics II

PHYS 266 - University Physics II Laboratory

PHYS 227 - Engineering Statistics 

 

PHYS 275 - Astronomy  Research Methods

 

PHYS 295 - Intro Research Methodology

 

Courses for Physics Majors

Labs for Physics Majors

PHYS 175 - Freshman Seminar for Physics Majors

 

PHYS 316 - Computational Physics

 

PHYS 318 - Data Acquisition Using LabVIEW

 

PHYS 320 - Modern Physics I

PHYS 301 - Electrical Measurements Laboratory

PHYS 321 - Modern Physics II

PHYS 302 - Atomic Physics Laboratory

PHYS 330 - Thermodynamics

 

PHYS 335 - General Biophysics

 

PHYS 337 - Medical Imaging

 

PHYS 340 - Circuit Theory

PHYS 303 - Electronics Laboratory

PHYS 350 - Classical Mechanics I

 

PHYS 398 - Practicum in Physics and Astronomy

 

PHYS 398 - Junior Seminar

 

PHYS 399 - Research Problems in Physics and Astronomy

 

PHYS 431 - Radiation Biophysics

 

PHYS 440 - Electromagnetism I

 

PHYS 441 - Optics

PHYS 404 - Optics Laboratory

PHYS 445 - Electromagnetism II

 

PHYS 450 - Classical Mechanics II

 

PHYS 460 - Solid State Physics

PHYS 406 - Solid State Physics Laboratory

PHYS 465 - Geophysics

 

PHYS 470 - Nuclear Physics

PHYS 407 - Nuclear Physics Laboratory

PHYS 475 - Selected Topics in Physics

 

PHYS 480 - Quantum Mechanics

 

PHYS 489 - Internship in Physics and Astronomy

 

PHYS 498 - Senior Seminar

  

General Education Physics Courses

Astronomy Courses

PHYS 100 - Energy

ASTR 104 - Astronomy of the Solar System

PHYS 101 - Concepts of Motion

ASTR 106 - Astronomy of Stellar Systems

 

ASTR 108 - Descriptive Astronomy

PHYS 103 - Light, Color and Vision

ASTR 214 - General Astronomy

PHYS 105 - Concepts of the Physical World

ASTR 314 - Observational Astronomy

PHYS 130 - Acoustics of Music and Speech

ASTR 414 - Astrophysics


Courses for Teachers

 

PHYS 410(G) - Physics for Teachers

ASTR 405(G) - Astronomy for Teachers


Graduate Courses

 

PHYS 506 - Overview of Homeland Security

 

PHYS 518 - Applied Science Ed Research

 

PHYS 560 - Introduction to Physics Applications in Homeland Security

 

PHYS 570 - Nuclear and Radiological Detection

PHYS 571 - Nuclear and Radiological Detection Laboratory

PHYS 590 - Detection of Explosive and Chemical Threats

PHYS 591 - Detection of Explosive and Chemical Threats Laboratory

PHYS 598 - Graduate Seminar

PHYS 599 - Thesis Research / Writing

PHYS 600 - Maintaining Matriculation

PHYS 675 - Advanced Topics in Physics

 
 Last Modified 7/23/13