B.S.in Applied Physics

B.S.in Applied Physics

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

 

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