Bachelor of Science - major in Physics (Applied Physics)

Engineering and applied physics option

The engineering and applied physics option (formerly called 'applied' option) is intended to provide the diverse kinds of training which are required for a variety of applied fields and still provide the essential understanding of the physical foundation of those fields. It combines a thorough training in fundamental physics with sufficient flexibility for the student to take courses in other areas such as biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, or mathematics.

The sequence of courses are tailored to the student's particular interests and career objectives. While many graduates proceed directly into industrial positions (particularly in engineering fields), others may go on to graduate school in areas such as biophysics, computer science, engineering, etc.

Degree requirements

  1. Physics 2170/2171, 2180/2181, 3300/3310, 5100, 5200, 5340/5341, 5620/5621, 6400, 6500. 6600 (total 41 credits).
  2. Physics Writing Intensive (WI) course, PHY 6850 (2 credits).
  3. Elementary mathematics sequence: MAT 2010, 2020, 2030, 2150 (total 16  credits).
  4. CSC 2000 - Introduction to C++ Programming Language (3 credits).
  5. Chemistry 1220 and 1230 (5 credits).
  6. Satisfaction of all University Competency Requirements and all University and College Group Requirements.
  7. A minimum grade of C is required in prerequisite courses.

See the Applied Physics Option Suggested Course Sequence.