Physics Courses

Conceptual Physics PHY 135

A descriptive and mathematical look at physics. Conceptual development and problem-solving skills are emphasized. Includes the study of mechanics, properties of matter, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism. Laboratory included.

  • Prerequisites: MTH 100; LS 105; Fee: yes; Term: Winter (odd). General Education option.

Introduction to Astronomy: Exploring The Universe PHY 200

This course presents an introduction to the scientific field of Astronomy, from our earliest observations to our latest space missions. A wide range of topics will be discussed, including modern observational methods, our solar system, stars, celestial mechanics, light, optics, and cosmology.

  • Prerequisites: Completion of all developmental and foundational courses; Term: TBA.


Physics I: Mechanics & Sound PHY 285

This course offers an introduction to the field of classical mechanics from a calculus based perspective. The study of motion will be the primary focus. Topics include: Vectors, kinematics, Newton's Laws of Motion, dynamics, gravity, work and energy, rotational motion, oscillations and mechanical waves. Laboratory included.

  • Prerequisites: MTH 251; Term: Fall; Fee: yes.


Physics II: Electricity & Light PHY 286

This course builds upon the lessons learned in PHY 285 with a focus on electricity, magnetism and light. Course topics include: Electrostatics, AC and DC circuits, magnetism, electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic radiation, optics, as well as a brief survey of modern physics topics such as relativity and the Standard Model. Laboratory Included.

  • Prerequisites: PHY 285; Term: Winter; Fee: yes.

Science and Math Overview

Science and Math Overview

Marygrove's Science and Mathematics department teaches students to go beyond simply learning. Through STEM, students are given a foundation to generate new knowledge.

Science and Math Potential Careers

Potential Careers

STEM opens up a world of opportunity. From biotechnologists to computer software engineers, students have a diverse range of career choices.

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