Suggested Course Sequence - Eng and Applied Physics Option

The table below presents the recommended course sequence for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science with a major in Physics, Applied Physics option.

Fall Semester

 

Winter Semester

  

Freshman Year                                                                                                    

PHY 2170/2171 5 PHY 2180/2181 5
MAT 2010 - Calculus I 4 MAT 2020 - Calculus II 4
BIO 1050 or BIO elective  3-4 University Group Reqt 3-4
English (BC) 3 English (IC) 3
Total credits: 15-16 Total credits: 15-16

Sophomore Year

PHY 3300/3310 - Intro to Modern Physics 5 PHY 5340/5341 -     Optics lecture/lab 5
MAT 2030 -           Calculus III 4 MAT 2150 - Differential Equations/Matrix Algebra 4
PHY 5620/5621 - Electronics lecture/lab 5 CHM 1220/1230 -     General Chem I with lab) 5
Oral Communication (OC) 3 Foreign Language I 4
Total credits: 17 Total credits: 18

Junior Year

PHY 5100 - Methods of Theoretical Physics 3 PHY 6400 - Quantum Physics I 3
PHY 5200 - Classical Mechanics I 3 Applied Elective * 3
CSC 2000 (C++) 3 Applied Elective * 3
Foreign Language II 4 Foreign Language III (FC) 4
University Group Reqt 3    
Total credits: 16 Total credits: 13

Senior Year

PHY 6500 -Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics 4 PHY 6850 - Modern Physics Laboratory       (WI-Writing Intensive) 2
PHY 6600 -Electromagnetic Fields I 3 Applied Elective * 3
University Group Reqt 3 Applied Elective * 3
University Group Reqt 3 University Group Reqt 3
College Group Reqt 3 College Group Reqt 3
Total credits: 16 Total credits: 14
 

        *Applied Electives may include any science, engineering or computer science course. 

          No restriction on course level.

        See WSU Dept of Physics & Astronomy Advisor for all major and university General Education Requirements.

        Dawn Niedermiller   

        Undergraduate Academic Advisor

        WSU Department of Physics & Astronomy

        Office: 156 Physics Research Bldg

        666 W. Hancock Ave, Detroit, MI  48201

        dniedermiller@wayne.edu

        Phone: 313-577-0180