This is just a sample of the most frequently asked questions. For other questions or more in depth answers please feel free to contact the Physics Department Office at (208) 496-7730.
What can I do with a degree in Physics?
A background in Physics opens up a wide variety of career opportunities. Nearly 90 percent of all "physicists" are working in medicine, education, industry, or other professions. Physicists are in demand for their analytical skills in many financial, fund management and research roles, in law, as weather forecasters, computer programmers, and as physics and science teachers. So in short, pretty much anything you want! Use the following links to learn what's available and how to get there.
I am a Physics Major and was accepted to the Winter/Spring or Spring/Fall track.
We accept any track up through your sophmore year. Beginning your junior year you will need to apply for a track adjustment so you can take the majors courses offered in the fall and winter semesters. Click here to learn how to request a track adjustment.
I can't register for PH 105.
The prerequisites for PH 105 are as follows: MATH 109 (Pre Calculus) OR FDMAT 110 (College Algebra) AND MATH 111 (Triginometry). These prereqs are only there to help prepare you for the math level used in this course. If you feel that you are prepared without meeting these prereqs please take the following pretest.
When is the observatory open?
The hours for the Observatory are generally Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7:00-10:00 pm. Because of the nature of the Observatory, all times and dates are subject to change based on weather conditions and faculty resources.
Where do I go to change my major, substitute a course, or change my track?
The Satellite Academic Advising Center for our college is located in Austin 106B. They can be contacted at 208.496.9880 or e-mailed at email@example.com. The two main Academic Advisors are Karla Groom or Michael Cornick. You can also visit their website at Academic Discovery Center . Their team can help you fill out all the forms, get you on the right track, and answer any questions about graduation and requirements.
When and where is the Open Physics Tutor Lab?
You can get help with courses PH 105, PH 106, & PH 121 daily from 4:30-6:30 pm in ROM 131. No appointment is necessary, please feel free to walk-in and get the help you need. Our tutors are qualified students who have volunteered their time to work in the lab. If you have any questions, please contact Brother Davenport at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I get a code for the Physics Majors room?
ROM 129 is a very specialized room that we have gone to great lengths to reserve for the use of our majors. As such, there are set guidelines and rules that must be followed in order to use the room. Only physics majors are given access, and it is intended that physics topics are to be the main focus when using the room. Brother David Oliphant administers the codes for this room. You may speak with him if you feel you meet the requirements to gain access.