Dec 06, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Physics, B.S.

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The Engineering Physics program (54-55 hours) is a program designed to provide students with a solid foundation and technical skills desirable for success in applied physics and engineering fields. It is an interdisciplinary program with several tracks for students. The tracks are:

  1. The Computational Physics track leans heavily on math and computer skills for students in the fast growing field of computational physics ranging from gaming to simulations in areas such as material science, biomedical engineering, and modeling.
  2. The Material Science and Applied Physics track for those students who wish to work in industry or pursue advanced study in an applied physics field or the interdisciplinary field of material science.
  3. The Pre-Engineering track is for those students who may wish to pursue engineering related work in graduate school.

All tracks involve multiple courses from other areas designed to give our students a solid foundation for them to pursue their goals.

General Education Core Requirements: 59-65 Hours

Technical Requirements

(Hours Counted in Gen Ed Core)

One additional lab science from the following options:

PHY 4700  may be replaced by two semesters of independent study with advisor approval.

Additional Technical Requirement

Major Requirements: 54-55 Hours

Physics Research Sequence: 6 Hours

Physics Elective Requirement:

Up to 3 hours of elective credit may be in the form of independent studies and/or research with advisor approval.

  • PHY elective from 3000-level or higher 3 Hours

Mathematics Requirements: 10 Hours

Career Track Electives: 12-13 Hours

Students should choose a career or application track below:

Computational Physics Track:

Material Science and Applied Physics Track:

  • Two PHY electives above 3000-level 6 Hours
  • 4 Hours
  • One elective outside of physics that is relevant to the student’s career interest. 1 3 Hours

Pre-Engineering Track:

In consultation with the department’s undergraduate curriculum committee, the student should choose 12 hours of elective to help meet prerequisites of an engineering or other career field.

Electives: 11 Hours

Total Required for the Program: 128 Hours

No minor is required for the Engineering Physics Major.

1 Advisor approval required.

2 PHY 4700  may be replaced by two semesters of independent study with advisor approval.

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