2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 04, 2020  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Physics Major, BS in Engineering Physics


Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics


                                  

First Year

Hours Credit

1ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 *, ENGL 102 * 6
MATH 141 * or MATH 147 *, MATH 142 * or MATH 148 * 8
EF 105 , EF 151 * or EF 157 *, EF 152 * or EF 158 * 9
CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128 *, CHEM 130 * or CHEM 138 * 8
   

Second Year

 
MATH 231 , MATH 241  or MATH 247  7
COSC 102  4
2PHYS 135  or PHYS 137 , PHYS 136  or PHYS 138  10
3Engineering/Technical Electives 3
Cultures and Civilizations  Electives* 6
   

Third Year

 
PHYS 250 , PHYS 321  7
PHYS 311 , PHYS 312  6
PHYS 361  3
PHYS 421  4
3Engineering/Technical Electives 6
Social Sciences  Electives* 6
   

Fourth Year

 
PHYS 411 , PHYS 412  6
PHYS 431 , PHYS 432  6
PHYS 461  3
3Engineering/Technical Electives 12
Arts and Humanities  Electives* 6
   
 

Total 126

   
* Meets General Education Requirement .
1 Students who obtain a grade of A or B in ENGL 118  may complete their first year composition requirement with ENGL 102  or with a sophomore literature course in the English Department, or ENGL 355 . Students and their advisors are cautioned to ensure that engineering, technical, and/or general education elective course selections meet the General Education Communicating Through Writing  and Communicating Orally  requirements.
2 Transfer students from other engineering departments may substitute EF 152  for PHYS 135 , PHYS 231  for PHYS 136 , and PHYS 232  for PHYS 250 .
3 A total of 12 hours of engineering electives plus 9 hours of technical electives are required. Engineering electives should form a coherent group of courses taken in the College of Engineering. Technical electives may be taken in physics, engineering, math, other physical sciences, or astronomy. Engineering and technical electives must be approved by the advisor and department head.

 

Honors Concentration


In addition to satisfying the requirements for the engineering physics major, candidates for the honors concentration must also complete the following requirements.

  • First-year courses for honors concentrations in the engineering majors. (Note: Most of the honors requirements are course substitutions for the engineering physics major.)
  • Two upper-division honors courses in engineering physics via Honors-by-Contract or Honors Independent Study. The contract or independent study must be submitted to the Chancellor’s Honors Program by the third week of the semester.
  • A minimum of 3-credit hours of PHYS 493  and completion of a written senior thesis under faculty supervision and defended before a committee of three physics faculty members.
  • GPA of at least 3.5 in 300- and 400-level mathematics and physics courses.