Typical Course Schedule - Applied Physics, BS

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

PH 1002 Physics: the Genesis of Technology, Credits: 2.00
CM 1014 General Chemistry I, Credits: 4.00/CM 1004 General Chemistry For Engineers, Credits: 4.00
MA 1024 Calculus I, 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
Choose a 2-semester sequence in chemistry, or a combination of a single semester of chemistry and a semester of biology:
CM/BMS 1024/1004 General Chemistry II / Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology, Credits: 4.00
MA 1124 Calculus II, Credits: 4.00
CS 1133 Engineering Problem Solving and Programming, Credits: 3.00
HuSS 1023W 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
MA 2012 Elements of Linear Algebra I, Credits: 2.00
MA 2132 Ordinary Differential Equations, Credits: 2.00
Free Elective, Credits: 3.00
2 Humanities and Social Sciences Electives, Credits: 3.00 each

Spring Semester

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
MA 2112 Multivariable Calculus A, Credits: 2.00
MA 2122 Multivariable Calculus B, Credits: 2.00

Junior Year

Fall Semester

PH 3234 Electricity and Magnetism, Credits: 4.00
MA 2212 Data Analysis I, Credits: 2.00
MA 2222 Data Analysis II, Credits: 2.00
CM 5040 Chemical Laboratory Safety, Credits: .00
Physics Elective, Credits: 3.00
Free Elective, Credits: 3.00
Humanities and Social Sciences Elective, Credits: 3.00

Spring Semester

PH 4364 Introduction to the Quantum Theory, Credits: 4.00
Physics Elective, Credits: 4.00
Math Elective, Credits: 4.00
Humanities and Social Sciences Elective, Credits: 3.00

Senior Year

Fall Semester

PH 4124 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, Credits: 4.00
PH 4902 Introduction to Senior Project in Physics, Credits: 2.00
PH 4912 Senior Seminar in Physics, Credits: 2.00
Physics Elective, Credits: 3.00
Math Elective, Credits: 3.00
HuSS Elective, Credits: 3.00

Spring Semester

PH 4904 Senior Project in Physics, Credits: 4.00
3 Physics Electives, Credits: 3.00 each
Humanities and Social Sciences Elective, Credits: 3.00