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2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Physics, B.S.

Total credits required to complete major: 66


Note: Directed Studies cannot count toward the elective credits in physics.

One year lab sequence

A one-year laboratory science course sequence in another natural science discipline:

A minor

A minor in chemistry, biology, geology, mathematics, or an internship (upon a recommendation of the department) during the summer and fall semester following the third year

Minimum Competence Requirement

A grade of C- or better is required for each of the following courses: PHYS 123 /PHYS 124 , PHYS 125 /PHYS 126 , PHYS 223 , PHYS 362 ; MATH 221 , MATH 222 , MATH 223 .

Department Writing Requirement

The Department requires writing in lab classes throughout the program building up to PHYS 362: Intermediate Laboratory . Intermediate Laboratory require full reports that are evaluated with attention to style and technique as well as content. Students submit rewrites as necessary. A portfolio of reports from this course is maintained for each student. The writing requirement is satisfied by successful completion of PHYS 362 .

Outline/Advising Guide

First Year

Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Spring (17 Credit Hours)

Second Year

Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Third Year

Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Spring (15 Credit Hours)

Fourth Year

Fall (14 Credit Hours)

Spring (15 Credit Hours)

Total Credit Hours: 120

(1) Lab Science I and II must be taken in the same discipline.

*Honors in Physics. Senior majors having completed PHYS 372  may be invited by the department to take PHYS 393: Honors in Physics. (These students are exempt from the PHYS 341  requirement.) Students completing PHYS 393 satisfactorily will graduate with Honors in physics.

Note: Where no prerequisites apply, some variation in the order or semester in which courses are taken is possible. Students should consult their academic advisors for additional information.