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)

PH 1013 Mechanics, Credits: 3.00
PH 2021 Introductory Physics Laboratory I, Credits: .50
PH 2023 Electricity, Magnetism, & Fluids, Credits: 3.00
PH 2031 Introductory Physics Laboratory II, Credits: .50
PH 2033 Waves, Optics, & Thermodynamics, Credits: 3.00
PH 2104 Analytical Mechanics, Credits: 4.00
PH 2344 Introduction to Modern and Solid State Physics, 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

Math Requirements (29 credits)

MA 1024 Calculus I, Credits: 4.00
MA 1124 Calculus II, Credits: 4.00
MA 2012 Elements of Linear Algebra I, Credits: 2.00
MA 2112 Multivariable Calculus A, Credits: 2.00
MA 2122 Multivariable Calculus B, 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 Electives (10 Credits)

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

PH 2814 Please Refer to Catalog
PH 3054 Introduction to Polymer Physics, Credits: 4.00
PH 3103 Fundamentals of Applied Nuclear Physics, Credits: 3.00
PH 3244 Concepts of Nanotechnology, Credits: 4.00
PH 3423 Please Refer to Catalog
PH 3474 Introduction to Modern Optics, Credits: 4.00
PH 3503 Introduction to Radiation Physics and Dosimetry, Credits: 3.00
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
PH 4603 Special Topics in Physics, Credits: 3.00

Math Electives (9 Credits)

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

MA 3103 Problem Solving and Proofs, Credits: 3.00
MA 3203 Linear Optimization, Credits: 3.00
MA 3303 Differential Geometry, Credits: 3.00
MA 4013 Introduction to Number Theory, Credits: 3.00
MA 4023 Elements of Abstract Algebra, Credits: 3.00
MA 4613 Analysis I, Credits: 3.00
MA 4623 Analysis II, Credits: 3.00

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)

PH 1002 Physics: the Genesis of Technology, Credits: 2.00 or
MA 1002 The Art of Mathematics, Credits: 2.00
EG 1001 Engineering and Technology Forum, Credits: 1.00
CM 1004 General Chemistry For Engineers, Credits: 4.00
EN 1013W College Writing Workshop, Credits: 3.00
HUSS 1023W First-Year Writing Seminar, Credits: 3.00
CS 1114 Intro to Programming & Problem Solving, Credits: 4.00

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

PH 1002 Physics: the Genesis of Technology, Credits: 2.00
or MA 1002 The Art of Mathematics, Credits: 2.00
MA 1024 Calculus I, Credits: 4.00
CM 1004 General Chemistry For Engineers, Credits: 4.00
EN 1013W College Writing Workshop, Credits: 3.00
EG 1001 Engineering and Technology Forum, Credits: 1.00

Spring Semester

PH 1013 Mechanics, Credits: 3.00
MA 1124 Calculus II, Credits: 4.00
CS 1114 Intro to Programming & Problem Solving, Credits: 4.00
HuSS1023W First Year Writing Seminar, Credits: 3.00

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

PH 2021 Introductory Physics Laboratory I, Credits: .50
PH 2023 Electricity, Magnetism, & Fluids, Credits: 3.00
PH 2104 Analytical Mechanics, Credits: 4.00
MA 2012 Elements of Linear Algebra I, Credits: 2.00
MA 2132 Ordinary Differential Equations, Credits: 2.00
2 HuSS electives

Spring Semester

PH 2031 Introductory Physics Laboratory II, Credits: .50
PH 2033 Waves, Optics, & Thermodynamics, Credits: 3.00
MA 2112 Multivariable Calculus A, Credits: 2.00
MA 2122 Multivariable Calculus B, Credits: 2.00
MA 3012 Introduction to Probability I, Credits: 2.00
MA 3112 Complex Variables I, Credits: 2.00
Free elective

Junior Year

Fall Semester

PH 2344 Introduction to Modern and Solid State Physics, Credits: 4.00
CM 5040 Chemical Laboratory Safety, Credits: .00
Physics elective
Free elective
Math elective
HuSS elective

Spring Semester

PH 3234 Electricity and Magnetism, Credits: 4.00
MA 4113 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics, Credits: 3.00
Physics elective
Math elective
HuSS elective

Senior Year

Fall Semester

PH 4364 Introduction to the Quantum Theory, Credits: 4.00
PH 4902 Introduction to Senior Project in Physics, Credits: 2.00/PH 4912 Senior Seminar in Physics, Credits: 2.00
or Math elective
MA 4413 Applied Partial Differential Equations, Credits: 3.00
Math elective
HuSS elective

Spring Semester

PH 4124 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, Credits: 4.00
PH 4904 Senior Project in Physics, Credits: 4.00/MA 3914 Project in Mathematics I, Credits: 4.00
MA 4423 Introductory Numerical Analysis, Credits: 3.00
Physics elective
HuSS elective