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Physics, Engineering Physics Concentration, B.S.


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Curriculum Requirements


The Engineering Physics Concentration provides broad training in physics and mathematics and develops sufficient depth in engineering science to produce graduates who are able to relate basic knowledge to practical problems in engineering. A practicing engineering physicist could be involved in the development of new devices and products using sophisticated physical concepts. Our engineering physics curriculum is designed to educate students to work in areas where technology is changing rapidly and where the boundaries of several traditional engineering disciplines overlap, such as nanomaterials/devices, lasers, materials, superconductors, and semiconductors. Graduates from our Physics (Engineering Physics) degree will also be well aligned with career physicists in industry who carry such titles as test engineer, senior design engineer, manufacturing engineer, senior process development engineer, and software engineer.

1. 124 Credit Hours:


Complete a minimum of 124 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

2. General Education Requirement:


Complete the General Education Curriculum (GEC) required by the university as detailed on the four-year plan of study. Complete ECON 2100 for the SOSC requirement.

ECON 2100 Principles of Microeconomics ( 3 )  

3. Program Requirements:


Program Notes:


Four- Year Curriculum Plan


Four-Year Curriculum Plan in Physics, Engineering Physics Concentration

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

*  ENG 1110  -  English Composition I ( 3 )  

*  UNIV 1100  -  First Year Seminar ( 2 )  

%  MATH 2010  -  Calculus and Analytic Geometry I ( 4 )  

*  PHYS 2305  -  Fundamentals of Physics I ( 3 )  

PHYS 2410  -  Fundamentals of Physics Laboratory I ( 1 )  

*  HEDU 1531  -  Health ( 2 )  )

Semester Hours: 16

Spring Semester

*  ENG 1210  -  English Composition II ( 3 )  

* HUM - Arts & Humanities I or II (3)

%  MATH 2020  -  Calculus and Analytic Geometry II ( 4 )  

*  PHYS 2310  -  Fundamentals of Physics II ( 3 )  

*  PHYS 2420  -  Fundamentals of Physics Laboratory II ( 1 )  

Semester Hours: 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

*  MSCM 1250  -  Elements of Speech Communication ( 3 )  

%  MATH 3020  -  Differential Equations ( 3 )  

%  CHEM 1100  -  General Chemistry I ( 4 )  

*  PHYS 2320  -  Fundamentals of Physics III ( 3 )  

*  PHYS 3100  -  Principles of Electronics ( 3 )  

Semester Hours: 16

Spring Semester

*  HIST 1320  -  World Societies ( 3 )  

*  PEDU 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  

%  CHEM 1200  -  General Chemistry II ( 4 )  

%  MATH 2030  -  Calculus and Analytic Geometry III ( 3 )  

*  PHYS 3310  -  Modem Physics ( 3 )  

*  PHYS 3210  -  Advanced Laboratory I ( 2 )  

Semester Hours: 17

Junior Year

Fall Semester

EPHY 3200  -  Material Science ( 3 )  

* MFL - Language Requirement (3)

*  PHYS 3110  -  Mechanics I ( 3 )  

*  PHYS 4220  -  Mathematical Methods of Physics ( 3 )  

EPHY 3400  -  Digital Systems Laboratory ( 3 )  

Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester

ECON 2100  -  Principles of Microeconomics ( 3 )  

*  PHYS 3060  -  Electricity and Magnetism ( 3 )  

*  PHYS 4300  -  Introduction to Quantum Mechanics ( 3 )  

EPHY 3500  -  Signals and Systems ( 3 )  

* HUM - GEC Requirement (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

*  PHYS 4110  -  Thermal Physics  -  3 )  

EPHY 3600 - Instrument & Meas Lab (2)

EPHY 4500  -  Electronic Properties of Materials ( 3 )  

EPHY 4800  -  Engineering Physics Design I ( 3 )  

EPHY 4700  -  Engineering Physics Research & Development Seminar ( 1 )  

& Technical Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester

& Technical Elective (3)

* WI - Writing Intensive (3)

EPHY 4600  -  Materials Characterization Laboratory ( 3 )  

EPHY 4810  -  Engineering Design II ( 3 )  

& Technical Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

 

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 124

Distribution of Hours

* Core Curriculum - 72

% Non-Departmental Required Courses - 24

# Physical Electives - 13

& Electives - 15

(SI) - Speaking Intensive  (WI) - Writing Intensive

 

Possible Physics Electives

PHYS 3070  -  Electricity and Magnetism II ( 3 )  

PHYS 3200  -  Data Acquisition, Control and Analysis ( 3 )  

PHYS 3120  -  Mechanics II ( 3 )  

PHYS 3290  -  Environmental Physics ( 3 )  

PHYS 3510  -  Nanotechnology ( 3 )  

PHYS 4220  -  Mathematical Methods of Physics ( 3 )  

PHYS 4230  -  Lasers and Applied Optics ( 3 )  

PHYS 4250  -  Science Instrumentation ( 4 to 5 )  

PHYS 4310  -  Quantum Mechanics II ( 3 )  

PHYS 4320  -  Nuclear and Particle Physics ( 3 )  

PHYS 4330  -  Solid State Physics ( 3 )  

PHYS 4410  -  Computational Physics II ( 3 )  

PHYS 4900  -  Senior Thesis ( 1-12 )  

Any 3000-4000 level math or computer science course

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