2018-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Jul 06, 2022  
2018-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Physics, B.S.

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Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics

Students must complete 128 credits, as defined below, to graduate from the School of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics.  Please note that the curriculum that follows applies to students who began classes in the fall of 2020 or later. If students entered the School of Engineering prior to that date, please consult the curriculum and typical course schedule for students entering spring 2020 or earlier.

The Department of Applied Physics also offers a Minor in Applied Physics and a Concentration and a Minor in Nuclear Science and Engineering. A full list of the department’s course offerings is available on the departmental website.

Physics and Math Electives: 21 Credits

Students should select 5 physics elective courses totaling at least 17 Credits, and a 4 credit math elective.

Electives in the Humanities and Social Sciences: 16 Credits

Students must take 16 elective credits in the humanities and social sciences, preferably with EXPOS-UA 2  as a prerequisite. To gain some breadth and depth of knowledge, it is required that students take courses in at least two disciplines and at least one course at an advanced level.

STEM & Free Electives, Project and Independant Study: 18 Credits

Students should take 18 credits of independent study, STEM and free electives. It is strongly recommended that students use 6 of these credits toward a senior project or thesis topic. The program adviser must approve electives selected from other disciplines.

Typical Course Schedule - Applied Physics, BS

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Fall Semester: 16 Credits

Spring Semester: 16 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester: 17 Credits

Spring Semester: 17 Credits

Total Credits Required for the Degree: 128

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