Elementary Particle Physics Major

Description: A program that focuses on the scientific study of the basic constituents of sub-atomic matter and energy, and the forces governing fundamental processes. Includes instruction in quantum theory, field theory, single-particle systems, perturbation and scattering theory, matter-radiation interaction, symmetry, quarks, capture, Schroedinger mechanics, methods for detecting particle emission and absorption, and research equipment operation and maintenance.

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Elementary Particle Physics Major

What Courses Do Elementary Particle Physics Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Elementary Particle Physics majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Algebra
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

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