Range of Class Sizes in Physics at MU
The largest physics classes have approximately 120 students in lectures devoted to astronomy and to physics for students whose major is not in the sciences.
Biology majors take two courses with approximately 100 students meeting for 1 hour three times per week in lecture, 20 meeting for 2 hours once per week in laboratory, and 30 meeting for 1 hour once per week in recitation.
The largest class for physics majors has approximately 50 students, meeting for 1 hour three times per week in lecture, 20 students meeting for 3 hours once per week in laboratory, and 25 students meeting for 1 hour once per week in recitation.
Mathematics classes typically involve fewer than 50 students, and introductory chemistry classes are similar to introductory physics classes.
Junior and Senior physics classes are typically 10 or fewer. We graduate an average of 10 students per year.