Pre-Fall 2014 Curriculum and Typical Course Schedule

Pre-Fall 2014 Curriculum

The core of the 128-credit Physics and Mathematics program is 30 credits of required physics courses and 29 credits of required math courses. Students pursuing the dual major must also take an additional 10 credits of physics electives and 9 credits of math electives. 15 credits are reserved for free electives and independent study courses, of which 6 to 8 credits are reserved for a senior project. The remaining credits are used to satisfy other Institute and state requirements. The curriculum is outlined in detail below.

Physics Requirements (30 credits)

General Physics Laboratory I PH-UY 2021 0.5 Credits

General Physics Laboratory II PH-UY 2031 0.5 Credits

Math Requirements (29 credits)

Physics Electives (10 Credits)

Select 10 credits from the list of undergraduate applied physics elective courses. Graduate courses may be substituted with advisor’s approval.

Math Electives (9 Credits)

Select 9 credits from the list of undergraduate math elective courses. Graduate courses may be substituted with advisor’s approval.

Free Electives, Independent Study and Projects (15 Credits)

15 credits are reserved for free electives and independent study courses, of which 8 credits are reserved for a math project/thesis or a 6 credit physics project plus senior physics seminar.

Electives in the Humanities and Social Sciences (18 Credits)

You are required to take 18 credits in the humanities and social sciences requiring EN 1013W and HuSS 1023W as prerequisites. To ensure some depth of knowledge, it is required that 1 or more of these elective courses be taken at an advanced level.

Other Required Courses (17 Credits)

Choose one:

Take all:

First Year Writing Seminar HUSS-UY 1023W 3 Credits

Pre-Fall 2014 Typical Course Schedule

This schedule lists specific courses you might take during your 4 years at the School of Engineering; it does not indicate required courses. It applies to students who begin 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.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Choose one:

Take all:

Spring Semester

First Year Writing Seminar HUSS-UY 1023W 3 Credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

General Physics Laboratory I PH-UY 2021 0.5 Credits

2 HuSS electives

Spring Semester

General Physics Laboratory II PH-UY 2031 0.5 Credits

Free elective

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Physics elective

Free elective

Math elective

HuSS elective

Spring Semester

Physics elective

Math elective

HuSS elective

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Choose one:

Math elective

Take all:

Math elective

HuSS elective

Spring Semester

Choose one:

Take all:

Physics elective

HuSS elective