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B.S. Applied Physics

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  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics 

     
    Completion of this major prepares the student to assume the responsibilities of the following jobs: electronics/instrumentation technician, photonics technician, radiation inspector, research associate, etc.

    Continued study may include a master's and doctorate degrees in physics, geology, biology or environmental science; natural science; science education; medicine and dentistry among others.

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

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

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     Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credits 

    Lower Level Requirements

    PHYS 140
     
    Physics for Engineers I, Lecture

    3

    PHYS 1140 Physics for Engineers I, Recitation & Laboratory

    1

    PHYS 141 Physics for Engineers II, Lecture

    3

    PHYS 1141 Physics for Engineers II, Recitation & Laboratory

    1

    PHYS 230 Physics III, Lecture

    3

    PHYS 1230 Physics III, Recitation & Laboratory

    1

    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

    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

    INTD 180 Computer Tools for Science and Math

    3

    Upper Level Requirements
    PHYS 321 Theory and Applications of Electricity and Magnetism

    3

    PHYS 401 Theory and Applications of Modern Optics, Lecture

    3

    PHYS 1401 Theory and Applications of Modern Optics, Laboratory

    1

    PHYS 405 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

    3

    PHYS 410 Classical Mechanics

    4

    Restricted electives: Select a minimum of nine credits from the following courses, or from other courses approved by the Chairperson.
    PHYS 240 Digital Techniques and Applications

    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

    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 403 Radiation Biology

    4

    BIOL 410 Electron Microscopy

    4

    GEOS 111 Physical Geography

    3

    MATH 330 Mathematical Statistics I

    3

    MINIMUM CREDITS NEEDED 

    70