College or University Physics Lectures and Labs

Online_Physics_kits.jpgMayville State University offers high quality, affordable college and university physics lecture and lab courses completely online. You may enroll as a non-degree seeking student and transfer these courses to another college or university, or you may enroll collaboratively as a student in the North Dakota University System. 

Online_Physics_collecting_data.jpgThe advantages of taking online physics courses at Mayville State University:

  • Take your exams online with ProctorU (webcam and microphone required);
  • Our online lab courses use a hands-on interfaced probeware, simulations, and data analysis tools;
  • The lab kit is available from the Mayville State University Bookstore, and when returned complete and in good condition, is very affordable for the high quality materials provided; 
  • Lab courses are offered one time each fall and spring semester (16 weeks each class); and
  • All online lecture and lab Physics courses are available each fall and spring term (16 weeks) and during the summer term (8 weeks). 
  • Special Note on physics lab sections:  Lab equipment needs to be purchased from the MSU Bookstore, before the session begins.  
    For online labs you need to purchase lab kits from the MSU bookstore (currently approximately $610 for PHYS 211L/251L and $660 for PHYS 212L/252L). Students returning physics lab kits to the bookstore complete and in good condition at the end of the term will be refunded approximately $365 for a PHYS 211L or 251L kit and $395 for a PHYS 212L or 252L kit. The original cost of the kit is the replacement cost if a kit is not sent back. You will not be able to find the kit elsewhere and the Physics I kit and Physics II kits are different so one kit will not allow you to do all the labs in both courses.

College Physics Syllabi

PHYS 211 College Physics I

PHYS 211L College Physics I Lab

PHYS 212 College Physics II

PHYS 212L College Physics II Lab

Students should have completed Math 103 College Algebra and Math 105 Trigonometry before enrolling in PHYS 211. Students should have already completed PHYS 211 before enrolling in PHYS 212. 

If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Tom Gonnella.

University Physics Syllabi

PHYS 251 University Physics I

PHYS 251L University Physics I Lab

PHYS 252 University Physics II

PHYS 252L University Physics II Lab

Students should have completed Math 165 Calculus I or higher before enrolling in PHYS 251 or 252.   

Online_Physics_pre_lab_lectures.jpgIf you have further questions, please contact Dr. Tom Gonnella.

How to Apply for online Physics courses

Application for the Fall 2023 term is open now!  Find complete instructions in this handout on applying, enrolling, and getting started as a non-degree seeking student. 

1) Any student wishing to take online Physics courses must first apply to Mayville State University. You will need to complete an application to Mayville State and pay the $35 application fee.

2) Once you've applied, your admission request will be processed. Please watch your email for communications from the Office of Admissions. If there are any questions we have regarding your application, will will need you to respond as soon as possible. Once we are able to fully process your application, we will send you an admissions notification by email. This notification will let you know if you are admitted and includes information on the next steps you will need to take to get enrolled in classes.

3) You will receive your student ID number in your notification of admission. The first thing you will need to do after you are admitted is to claim your NDUS student account. To start the process, go to the NDUS Claim Page. Please refer to these Student Account Claim instructions as needed. If you have any problems during this process, contact the NDUS Help Desk by phone at 1.866.457.6387 (toll-free in the US and Canada) or email the NDUS Help Desk.

4) After your account is claimed, you will then be able to log in to Campus Connection to submit the Financial Obligation Agreement electronically.

5) You are ready to register! You can self-register by following these enrollment instructions after claiming your NDUS account and signing the Financial Obligation Agreement. Please carefully consider recommended course backgrounds when enrolling. 

Non-degree seeking students are students not completing an entire degree program from Mayville State University. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible to receive federal financial aid from Mayville State University. Students outside of North Dakota interested in online program from Mayville State University should review the State Authorization webpage to determine programs available in your state.

Tuition and Fees

For the 2023-2024 academic year, tuition and fees for distance and online courses is $337.25/semester hour credit. This tuition and fee rate is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. Books and materials are additional, and information can be found at the MSU Bookstore.

Complete tuition and fee information is available at the MSU Business Office website.

Please contact Emily Kaasa Rice in the Office of Admissions with any questions on enrolling as a non-degree seeking student.

Office of Admissions
Phone: 701-788-4763