Pre-2009 Curriculum

For students who have entered prior to Fall 2009 semester

The core of this program is 29 credits of required math courses and 30 credits of required physics courses. In addition, you must take 9 credits of math electives and 12 credits of physics electives. 16 credits are reserved for free electives and independent study courses, of which 6 to 8 credits are recommended for a project. The remaining credits are used to satisfy other Institute and state requirements.

Math Requirements (29 credits)

MA 1024 Calculus I, Credits: 4.00
MA 1124 Calculus II, Credits: 4.00
MA 2112 Multivariable Calculus A, Credits: 2.00
MA 2122 Multivariable Calculus B, Credits: 2.00
MA 2012 Elements of Linear Algebra I, Credits: 2.00
MA 2132 Ordinary Differential Equations, Credits: 2.00
MA 3012 Introduction to Probability I, Credits: 2.00
MA 3112 Complex Variables I, Credits: 2.00
MA 4113 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics, Credits: 3.00
MA 4413 Applied Partial Differential Equations, Credits: 3.00
MA 4423 Introductory Numerical Analysis, Credits: 3.00

Physics Requirements (30 credits)

PH 1004 Introductory Physics I, Credits: 4.00
PH 2004 Introductory Physics II, Credits: 4.00
PH 2344 Introduction to Modern and Solid State Physics, Credits: 4.00
PH 2104 Analytical Mechanics, Credits: 4.00
PH 3234 Electricity and Magnetism, Credits: 4.00
PH 4124 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, Credits: 4.00
PH 4364 Introduction to the Quantum Theory, Credits: 4.00
PH 4912 Senior Seminar in Physics, Credits: 2.00

Other Required Courses (20 Credits)

CM 1004 General Chemistry For Engineers, Credits: 4.00
CS 1114 Intro to Programming & Problem Solving, Credits: 4.00
EN 1014 Writing & Humanities 1, Credits: 4.00
EN 1204 Writing & Humanities 2, Credits: 4.00
HI 2104 Modern World History, Credits: 4.00

Math Electives (9 credits)

You should select 9 credits from the following list of math elective courses.
MA 3103 Problem Solving and Proofs, Credits: 3.00
MA 3303 Differential Geometry, Credits: 3.00
MA 4613 Analysis I, Credits: 3.00
MA 4623 Analysis II, Credits: 3.00
MA 3203 Linear Optimization, Credits: 3.00
MA 4013 Introduction to Number Theory, Credits: 3.00
MA 4023 Elements of Abstract Algebra, Credits: 3.00

Physics Electives (12 Credits)

You should select 12 credits from the following list of physics elective courses.
PH 2813 Astronomy and Astrophysics, Credits: 3.00
PH 3054 Introduction to Polymer Physics, Credits: 4.00
PH 3244 Concepts of Nanotechnology, Credits: 4.00
PH 3424 Light and Lighting, Credits: 4.00
PH 3474 Introduction to Modern Optics, Credits: 4.00
PH 4244 Techniques and Applications of Nanotechnology, Credits: 4.00
PH 4444 Quantum Optics, Credits: 4.00
PH 4554 Solid State Physics, Credits: 4.00

Graduate courses may be substituted with adviser's approval for the following physics elective courses:
PH 5343 Physical Basis of Nanotechnology, Credits: 3.00
PH 5443 Physical Techniques and Application of Nanotechnology, Credits: 3.00
PH 5473 Modern Optics, Credits: 3.00
PH 5493 Physics of Nanoelectronics, Credits: 3.00
PH 5553 Physics of Quantum Computing, Credits: 3.00
PH 5663 Physics of Alternative Energy, Credits: 3.00

Electives in the Humanities and Social Sciences (12 Credits)

You  are required to take 12 credits in the humanities and social sciences, with EN 1204 Writing & Humanities 2, Credits: 4.00 and HI 2104 Modern World History, Credits: 4.00 as prerequisites. To gain depth of knowledge, it is recommended that one or more of these electives be taken at advanced level.

Free Electives, Independent Study and Projects (16 Credits)

Sixteen credits are reserved for free electives and independent study courses, of which 6 to 8 credits are recommended for use on a project or thesis topic.