Academic Catalog

Applied Physics Major — B.S.

Summary

Applied Physics B.S. Major Requirements75
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements 129-41
Electives4-16
Total Credits120

 Degree Requirements

CORE COURSES IN APPLIED PHYSICS
PHYS 11001Mathematical and Computational Skills for Physics1
PHYS 11700Principles of Physics I: Mechanics4
PHYS 11800Principles of Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism4
PHYS 12000Introductory Applied Physics Laboratory3
PHYS 21400Professional Physics and Astronomy Seminar II1
PHYS 21700Principles of Physics III: Waves, Optics and Thermodynamics4
PHYS 21800Principles of Physics IV: Modern Physics4
PHYS 22500DC and AC Circuits3
PHYS 31400Professional Physics and Astronomy Seminar III1
PHYS 36100Applied Physics Design Laboratory3
ADVANCED COURSEWORK AND APPLIED FIELD
Advanced coursework in physics and applied field tailored to the students’ professional interests. The coursework must be carefully planned with the student's adviser before the end of the student's fourth semester.
Select two of the following:6
Electromagnetism
Classical Mechanics
Thermodynamics
Quantum Mechanics
Additional course(s) in physics or astronomy: three credits in physics or astronomy at the 300-level or above3
Coursework in applied field: 12 credits in a single subject code (excluding PHYS or ASTR) 112
PHYSICS CAPSTONE
PHYS 49301Senior Design Team I2
PHYS 49501Senior Design Team II2
COMPUTATIONAL AND MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
MATH 11100Calculus I4
MATH 11200Calculus II4
MATH 21100Calculus III4
COMP 17100Principles of Computing Science I4
Select one of the following mathematical skill development courses (some courses may have prerequisites):3
Mathematical Methods of Physics
Calculus IV
Differential Equations
Statistical Analysis
Mathematics for Childhood Education
Linear Algebra
Intermediate Statistics
Probability
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT3
Select one course from the following list:
Business & Professional Comm
Small Group Communication
Legal Environment of Business I
Introduction to Business
Organizational Behavior and Management
Startup Tactics: From Accounting to Zoning, Tactical Considerations When Starting a New Company
Introduction to Strategic Communication
Communication in Organizations
Presentation & Graphic Design
Writing for the Workplace
Technical Writing
Science Writing
Total Credits75