Engineering Physics: BS Sample Curriculum

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Contact the Engineering Physics Program for specific degree requirements corresponding to a particular catalog year.

128 semester credit hours are required to complete this degree.

Freshman Year Credits   Credits
Fall Semester
APPM 1350 Calculus 1 for Engineers
CSCI 1300 Computer Science 1
PHYS 1110 General Physics 1
HSS Elective*
15
4
4
4
3
Spring Semester
APPM 1360 Calculus 2 for Engineers
AREN 1027*** or MCEN 1025
PHYS 1120 General Physics 2
PHYS 1140 Experimental Physics
HSS Elective*
15
4
3
4
1
3
Sophomore Year Credits   Credits
Fall Semester
APPM 2350 Calculus 3 for Engineers
CHEM 1113 General Chem I
CHEM 1114 General Chem 1 Lab
PHYS 2170 Foundations of Modern Physics
PHYS 2150 Experimental Physics
Engineering Elective
17
4
4
1
3
 
1
4
Spring Semester
APPM 2360 Diff Eq with Linear Algebra
PHYS 2210 Classical Mechanics & Math Methods I
Engineering Elective
General Elective
HSS Elective*
16
4
3
 
3
3
3
Junior Year Credits   Credits
Fall Semester
CHEM 1133 General Chem II
CHEM 1134 General Chem II Lab
PHYS 3210 Classical Mech & Math Meth II
PHYS 3310 Principles of Elec & Mag 1
PHYS 3330 Junior Laboratory
General Elective
16
4
1
3
 
3
 
2
3
Spring Semester
PHYS 3220 Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 3320 Principles of Elec & Mag 2
PHYS 4230 Thermo/Stat Mech
Upper Division Math or Applied Math
Physics Elective
HSS Elective*
18
3
3
3
3
3
3
Senior Year Credits   Credits
Fall Semester
PHYS 4410 Atomic & Nuclear Physics
Engineering Elective
Physics Elective
General Elective
College-approved Writing Course**
15
3
3
3
3
3
Spring Semester
Engineering Electives
Physics Elective
General Elective
HSS Elective*
16
8
3
3
2

Click here for a complete description of Engineering Physics course requirements.

* When selecting HSS electives, students should consult the college’s degree requirements in this area.

** A list of college-approved writing courses can be found on the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Writing page.

*** Computer Science/Drafting requirement (5-7 hours) is as follows: CSCI 1300-4 or GEEN 1300-3, plus AREN 1027-3 or MCEN 1025-3 or Second Computer Science course (of at least 3 credit hours) other than CSCI 1300 or GEEN 1300

Engineering electives may be any courses taught in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and must include at least one upper-division laboratory. Physics electives are upper-division physics courses in addition to the required courses.

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