Physics B.A. - Engineering Physics

The Engineering Physics concentration provides a thorough study of physics and a solid background in engineering and mathematics. Graduates from this program can go on to graduate programs in physics and engineering or seek career opportunities in technical fields.

Bachelor of Arts - Physics; Engineering Physics Concentration

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 69

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Lower-Division Physics Core

10

Upper-Division Physics Core

18

Engineering Core

13

Physics and Engineering Electives

9

Mathematics Requirements

15

Computer Science Requirements

3

Advanced College Writing Requirement

3

Total Hours

69


Lower-Division Physics Core

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

10

PHSX 215N

Fundamentals of Physics w/ Calculus I

4

PHSX 216N

Fundamentals of Physics w/ Calculus I Lab

1

PHSX 217N

Fundamentals of Physics w/ Calculus II

4

PHSX 218N

Fundamentals of Physics w/ Calculus II Lab

1

Total Hours

10

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Physics Core

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

PHSX 301

Intro Theoretical Physics

3

PHSX 311

Oscillations and Waves

2

PHSX 323

Intermediate Physics Lab

3

PHSX 343

Modern Physics

3

PHSX 423

Electricity & Magnetism I

3

PHSX 446

Thermodynamics & Stat Mech

3

PHSX 499

Senior Capstone Seminar

1

Total Hours

18

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Engineering Core

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

EGEN 101

Intro to Engineering Calculation & Problem Solving

3

EGEN 201

Engineering Statics

3

EGEN 202

Dynamics

3

EELE 201

Circuits I for Engineering

4

Total Hours

13

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Physics and Engineering Electives

Rule: Choose 9 additional upper division credits in physics or engineering.

Note: Other physics and engineering courses may be substituted with adviser approval.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 9 credits of the following courses:

9

EGEN 335

Fluid Mechanics

PHSX 320

Classical Mechanics

PHSX 327

Optics

PHSX 330

Communicating Physics

PHSX 333

Computational Physics

PHSX 425

Electricity & Magnetism II

PHSX 444

Advanced Physics Lab

PHSX 461

Quantum Mechanics I

PHSX 462

Quantum Mechanics II

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Math Requirements

Note: In addition, M 317, M 412, and M 418 are recommended.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

M 171

Calculus I

4

M 172

Calculus II

4

M 273

Multivariable Calculus

4

M 274

Introduction to Differential Equations

or Ordinary Differential Equations/Systems

3

Total Hours

15

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Computer Science Requirement

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

CSCI 151

Interdisciplinary Computer Science I

PHSX 333

Computational Physics (strongly recommended)

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Advanced College Writing Requirement

Note: May substitute another advanced writing course as approved by the department chair.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

PHSX 330

Communicating Physics

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-