Pre-Fall 2014 Curriculum and Typical Course Schedule

PRE-FALL 2014 CURRICULUM

You must complete 128 credits, as defined below, to graduate from the School of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics. Please note that the curriculum that follows applies to students who began classes in the fall of 2009 and onwards. If you entered the School of Engineering prior to that date, please review the curriculum and typical course schedule for students entering prior to fall 2009.

The Department of Physics also offers a Minor in Applied Physics and a Concentration and Minor in Nuclear Science and Engineering. A full list of the department's undergraduate offerings is also available.

Courses and Credits Required to Complete the Degree

Core Physics Requirements (34 Credits)

General Physics Laboratory I PH-UY 2021 0.5 Credits

General Physics Laboratory II PH-UY 2031 0.5 Credits

Other Required Courses (38 Credits)

First Year Writing Seminar HUSS-UY 1023W 3 Credits

Either both:

or both:

 

Technical Electives (26 Credits)

You should select 6 physics elective courses and 2 math elective courses. An adviser may approve electives substituted from other disciplines.

Electives in the Humanities and Social Sciences (18 Credits)

You must take 18 elective credits in the humanities and social sciences, with EN 1013W and HuSS 1023W as prerequisites. To gain depth of knowledge, we recommend that you take 1 or more of these at an advanced level.

Free Electives, Independent Study and Projects (12 Credits)

You must take 12 credits of free electives and independent study courses. We recommend that you use 6 of those credits toward a project or thesis topic.

Minor in Applied Physics

This minor consists of a set of 4 or more physics courses totaling at least 15 credits. The courses should be at the intermediate or advanced level and have the introductory physics sequence PH 1013, 2021, 2023, 2031, and 2033 as prerequisites. You must also earn an overall GPA of 2.0 in these courses to receive the minor. Transfer students must earn at least 8 credits with a 2.0 GPA at the School of Engineering.

Concentration and Minor in Nuclear Science and Engineering

This interdisciplinary program aims to produce engineering and science graduates who understand clearly the benefits and risks of nuclear technologies and who will seriously consider employment in nuclear industry and government.

You may receive an Interdisciplinary Concentration or Minor in Nuclear Sciences and Engineering in conjunction with a traditional degree. Those majors include civil, chemical and biological, computer, electrical, financial and risk, or mechanical engineering, or the physical or computational sciences.

The concentration consists of three courses typically taken during the junior and senior years. You can use the available technical and free electives in your curriculum to take these courses:

The minor consists of the concentration plus two additional elective courses chosen from the following approved list:

PRE-FALL 2014 TYPICAL COURSE SCHEDULE

Below is a semester-by-semester presentation of what your schedule might look like as you work to fulfill the 128 credits required for a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics degree at the School of Engineering.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Take all:

Choose one:

Spring Semester

Take all:

First Year Writing Seminar HUSS-UY 1023W 3 Credits

Choose one:

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

General Physics Laboratory I PH-UY 2021 0.5 Credits

Free Elective, 3 Credits

2 Humanities and Social Sciences Electives, 3 Credits each

Spring Semester

General Physics Laboratory II PH-UY 2031 0.5 Credits

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Physics Elective, 3 Credits

Free Elective, 3 Credits:

Humanities and Social Sciences Elective, 3 Credits

Spring Semester

Physics Elective, 4 Credits

Math Elective, 4 Credits

Humanities and Social Sciences Elective, 3 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Physics Elective, 3 Credits

Math Elective, 3 Credits

HuSS Elective, 3 Credits

Spring Semester

3 Physics Electives, 3 Credits

Humanities and Social Sciences Elective, 3 Credits