B.A. in Applied Physics

B.A. in Applied Physics

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

 

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