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B.A. Applied Physics

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  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Physics 

    Completion of this major prepares the student for a career as a laboratory technician, systems analyst, engineering assistant, research associate, or physics associate.

    Continued study may include a Masters or Doctorate degree in physics, geology, biology, environmental science, natural science, or science education, medicine or dentistry among others.

    Admission to this degree track requires a 2.5 grade point average and has pre-calculus as a pre-requisite.

    Students interested in this track are encouraged to make their selection of major as soon as possible. 

    Advisement form 


    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credits 

    Lower Level Required

    PHYS 130
     
    College Physics I, Lecture

    3

    PHYS 1130 College Physics I, Recitation & Laboratory

    1

    PHYS 131 College Physics II, Lecture

    3

    PHYS 1131 College Physics II, Recitation & Laboratory

    1

    PHYS 230 Physics III, Lecture

    3

    PHYS 1230 Physics III, Recitation & Laboratory

    1

    MATH 192 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

    4

    MATH 193 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

    4

    MATH 292 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III 

    4

    MATH 311 Differential Equations for Engineers

    4

    CHEM 105 General Chemistry I, Lecture

    3

    CHEM 1105 General Chemistry I, Recitation & Laboratory

    2

    CHEM 106 General Chemistry II, Lecture

    3

    CHEM 1106 General Chemistry II, Recitation & Laboratory

    2

    INTD 180 Computer Tools for Science and Math

    3

    Upper Level Required
    PHYS 240 Digital Techniques and Applications

    3

    PHYS 401 Theory and Applications of Modern Optics, Lecture

    3

    PHYS 1401 Theory and Applications of Modern Optics, Recitation & Laboratory

    1

    PHYS 410 Classical Mechanics

    4

    Restricted electives: Select a minimum of nine credits from the following courses.
    PHYS 321 Theory and Applications of Electricity and Magnetism

    3

    PHYS 301 Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory

    3

    PHYS 307 Principles of Electronics: Analog Techniques & Applications, Lecture

    3

    PHYS 404 Nuclear Radiation: Theory and Applications

    3

    PHYS 405 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

    3

    Supportive electives: Select a minimum of nine credits from the following courses, or from other courses approved by the Chairperson.
    PHYS 113 Introduction to Astronomy

    3

    BIOL 130 Principles of Biology I

    4

    BIOL 131 Principles of Biology II

    4

    BIOL 307 Electron Microscopy

    4

    GEOS 111 Physical Geography

    3

    MATH 330 Mathematical Statistics I

    3

    MINIMUM CREDITS NEEDED 

    70