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Applied Physics Major

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Degree Type Offered: B.S. Major

Primarily for students interested in careers in engineering or technology. Students completing dual-degree programs may transfer appropriate engineering courses for physics courses at the discretion of the department and the provost.

Required courses:

PHYS-221 General Physics I

PHYS-222 General Physics II

PHYS-301 Mathematical Methods in Physics I

PHYS-302 Mathematical Methods in Physics II

PHYS-305 Electronics

PHYS-308 Modern Physics

PHYS-311 Classical Mechanics

CHEM-161 General Chemistry I

CSCI-101 Programming I

MATH-131 Calculus I

MATH-132 Calculus II

MATH-231 Calculus III

MATH-232 Calculus IV

In addition, complete the Senior Capstone requirement by choosing one of the following options:

PHYS-497 Senior Capstone Project I

PHYS-498 Senior Capstone Project II


PHYS-491 Research


PHYS-495 Senior Thesis


PHYS-499 Honors Project

And two additional PHYS courses numbered 300 or above.