**Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Applied Physics and Pre-Engineering: 36 Credits**

Program Goals | Learning Objectives |
---|---|

1. Students will gain an understanding of the physical world |
1A. Students will demonstrate an improved understanding of the fundamental concepts in each of the major areas of physics. |

2. Students will gain an understanding of the application of statistical analysis to physical measurements. |
2A. Students will articulate ways in which statistics are applied to the analysis of physical measurements. |

3. Students develop the ability to effectively present the results of quantitative studies | 3A. Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively present the results of quantitative studies. |

4. Students can succeed in professional careers and programs in applied quantitative analysis. | 4A. Students will be well prepared for graduate study. |

*Course Requirements*

**Four credits from the following:**

PHY 211 | General Physics I | 4 hours |

PHY 221 | Modeling the Physical World I | 3 hours |

PHY 223 | Physics Project Laboratory I | 1 hour |

**Four credits from the following:**

PHY 212 | General Physics II | 4 hours |

PHY 222 | Modeling the Physical World II | 3 hours |

PHY 224 | Physics Project Laboratory II |
1 hour |

**All of the following:**

PHY 471 | Classical Mechanics | 3 hours |

PHY 591 | Seminar in Engineering | 1 hour |

MTH 545 | Differential Equations | 3 hours |

MTH 561 | Mathematical Statistics I | 3 hours |

MTH 562 | Mathematical Statistics II | 3 hours |

**Three credits from the following:**

CSC 221 | Introduction to Computer Programming | 3 hours |

PHY 553 | Computational Physics | 3 hours |

**Three credits from the following:**

ERG 481 | Senior Project in Energy Studies I | 3 hours |

PHY 497 | Directed Independent Research | 3 hours |

**Nine credits from the following:**

CSC 222 | Object-Oriented Programming | 3 hours |

CSC 321 | Data Structures | 3 hours |

CSC 414 | Computer Organization | 3 hours |

CSC 421 | Algorithm Design and Analysis | 3 hours |

CSC 533 | Programming Languages | 3 hours |

CSC 548 | Software Engineering | 3 hours |

CSC 590 | Special Topics | 3 hours |

ERG 211 | Design and Rapid Prototyping I | 1 hour |

ERG 212 | Design and Rapid Prototyping II | 1 hour |

ERG 241 | Introduction to Energy Transfer | 3 hours |

ERG 251 | History and Technology of the Western World | 2 hours |

ERG 311 | Design and Rapid Prototyping III | 1 hour |

ERG 312 | Design and Rapid Prototyping IV | 1 hour |

MTH 529 | Linear Algebra | 3 hours |

MTH 543 | Numerical Analysis | 3 hours |

MTH 546 | Partial Differential Equations | 3 hours |

MTH 551 | Differential Geometry | 3 hours |

MTH 555 | Chaotic Dynamical Systems | 3 hours |

MTH 563 | Mathematical Statistics III | 3 hours |

MTH 571 | Operations Research | 3 hours |

MTH 572 | Fuzzy Logic | 3 hours |

MTH 573 | Probabilistic Models | 3 hours |

MTH 575 | Introductory Stochastic Processes | 3 hours |

PHY 301 | Modern Physics | 3 hours |

PHY 303 | Electronics Laboratory | 1 hour |

PHY 331 | Physical Optics | 3 hours |

PHY 332 | Optics Laboratory | 1 hour |

PHY 481 | Electricity and Magnetism | 3 hours |

PHY 491 | Physics Seminar | 1 hour |

PHY 521 | Electronics for Scientists | 3 hours |

PHY 522 | Electric Circuits | 3 hours |

PHY 531 | Quantum Mechanics | 3 hours |

PHY 541 | Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics | 3 hours |

PHY 551 | Mathematical Physics | 3 hours |

PHY 553 | Computational Physics | 3 hours |

PHY 561 | Nuclear Physics | 3 hours |

PHY 562 | Nuclear Instruments and Methods | 2 hours |

PHY 571 | Solid State Physics | 3 hours |

PHY 572 | Solid State Laboratory | 3 hours |

PHY 587 | Laser Physics | 3 hours |

**Requisite Courses: **MTH 245, 246, 347