B.S. with Areas of Emphasis in Applied Physics

  • The Area of Emphasis in applied physics is designed for those who are interested in future study in applied physics or engineering.
  • As opposed to the basic degree, the courses PHY 302 (Electricity & Magnetism II) and PHY 443 (Quantum Mechanics II) are not required, as well as 2 hours of advanced elective lab and 4 hours or differential calculus. The upper level science courses required for the AoE can be used to satisfy the physics elective requirements. Completion of an AoE is posted on the student’s transcript.
  • The AoE requires basic science courses which will fulfill the college requirements of eight hours in a second/third science, so that these are not an extra requirement. The upper level science courses required for the AoE can be used to satisfy the physics elective requirements. Completion of an AoE is posted on the student’s transcript.
  • Together with the math requirements, the basic and upper level science courses and the capstone project, you will have to fulfill a total of 55 credit hours specific to your major, plus 17 credit hours of math.
  • In addition to these, you will obtain about 48 credit hours by fulfilling the general university and college requirements.
  • A 2.00 overall GPA and a 2.00 Major GPA is required to graduate.

CHM I 5h / IST/EE 6h

PHY I 10h

PHY II 20h

IST II 6h

CORE III = 6 h

CHM 211

IST 163

PHY 211

PHY 300

IST 236

3 h PHY elective PHY 425 suggested

3 h BSC elective IST 303 suggested

CHM 217

EE 111

PHY 213

PHY 308

IST 238

 

 

PHY 202

PHY 320/421

 

 

 

PHY 204

PHY 330

 

MTH 229, 230, 231, 335=17h

PHY 442/445

 

PHY Capstone = 2h

 

  • Course Requirements

    Number Course Name Hours
    CHM 211/217 Principles of Chemistry I + Lab 5
    IST 163 Programming Practicum 3
    EE 111 Introduction to Engineering II 3
    PHY 211/213 Principles of Physics I/II 8
    PHY 202/204 Physics Lab 2
    PHY 300 Electricity and Magnetism I 3
    PHY 308 Thermal Physics 3
    PHY 320/421 Modern Physics + Advanced Lab 5
    PHY 442 Quantum Mechanics I 3
    PHY 445 Mathematical Methods of Physics 3
    IST 236 Data Structures 3
    IST 238 Algorithms 3
    MTH 229/230/231 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I/II/III 13
    MTH 335 Differential Equations 4
    PHY *** (425) Electives (Solid State Physics) 3
    IST *** (303)

    Electives (C#. Net Programming)

    3
    PHY49* Capstone 2
 
 
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