## Computational Physics : Degrees & Policies

#### Degrees Offered

**Undergraduate:**BS

**Combined Degree:**BS (Computational Physics)/MS (Physics)

#### Advisement

**Advanced Placement**

Students who receive a 4 or 5 on the Physics C Mechanics exam can get credit for PHY 107 General Physics I. A grade of 4 or 5 on the Physics C Electricity & Magnetism exam provides credit for PHY 108/PHY 158 General Physics 2/General Physics 2 Lab

#### Transfer Policy

Transfer students from accredited institutions are accepted into the BS program if they have completed, with a minimum GPA of 2.5, courses equivalent to CSE 115-CSE 116, MTH 141-MTH 142, and PHY 107-PHY 108/PHY 158.

#### Computational Physics - B.S.

#### Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.

#### Prerequisite Courses

CSE 115 Introduction to Computer Science for Majors I

CSE 116 Introduction to Computer Science for Majors II

MTH 141 College Calculus I

MTH 142 College Calculus II

PHY 107 General Physics I or PHY 117 Honors Physics I (preferred)

PHY 108 General Physics II or PHY 118 Honors Physics II (preferred)

PHY 158 General Physics II Lab

CSE 116 Introduction to Computer Science for Majors II

MTH 141 College Calculus I

MTH 142 College Calculus II

PHY 107 General Physics I or PHY 117 Honors Physics I (preferred)

PHY 108 General Physics II or PHY 118 Honors Physics II (preferred)

PHY 158 General Physics II Lab

#### Required Courses

CSE 191/MTH 191 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

CSE 250 Algorithms and Data Structures

CSE 305 Introduction to Programming Languages

CSE 437/MTH 437 Introduction to Numerical Analysis I or PHY 410 Computational Physics I

CSE 438/MTH 438 Introduction to Numerical Analysis II or PHY 411 Computational Physics II

CSE 442 Software Engineering

MTH 241 College Calculus III

MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations

MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra

PHY 207 General Physics III or PHY 217 Honors Physics III

PHY 208 General Physics IV

PHY 257 General Physics III Lab

PHY 301 Intermediate Mechanics I

PHY 307 Modern Physics Lab

PHY 401 Modern Physics I

PHY 403 Electricity and Magnetism I

PHY 405 Thermal and Statistical Physics I

PHY 407 Advanced Laboratory or PHY 408 Advanced Laboratory

One calculus-based probability/statistics course elective (e.g., EAS 305 Applied Probability or MTH 411 Probability Theory)

Total required credit hours for the major...87-90

CSE 250 Algorithms and Data Structures

CSE 305 Introduction to Programming Languages

CSE 437/MTH 437 Introduction to Numerical Analysis I or PHY 410 Computational Physics I

CSE 438/MTH 438 Introduction to Numerical Analysis II or PHY 411 Computational Physics II

CSE 442 Software Engineering

MTH 241 College Calculus III

MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations

MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra

PHY 207 General Physics III or PHY 217 Honors Physics III

PHY 208 General Physics IV

PHY 257 General Physics III Lab

PHY 301 Intermediate Mechanics I

PHY 307 Modern Physics Lab

PHY 401 Modern Physics I

PHY 403 Electricity and Magnetism I

PHY 405 Thermal and Statistical Physics I

PHY 407 Advanced Laboratory or PHY 408 Advanced Laboratory

One calculus-based probability/statistics course elective (e.g., EAS 305 Applied Probability or MTH 411 Probability Theory)

**Summary**Total required credit hours for the major...87-90

**See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.**#### Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR

Fall CSE 115, MTH 141, PHY 107 or PHY 117 (preferred)

Spring CSE 116, MTH 142, PHY 108 or PHY 118 (preferred), PHY 158

SECOND YEAR

Fall CSE 191/MTH 191, MTH 241, MTH 306; PHY 208

Spring CSE 250; PHY 207 or PHY 217; PHY 257

THIRD YEAR

Fall CSE 305, CSE 442; PHY 301, PHY 401

Spring PHY 307, MTH 309, one calculus-based probability/statistics elective (e.g., EAS 305 or MTH 411)

FOURTH YEAR

Fall PHY 403, PHY 405, CSE 437/MTH 437 or PHY 410, PHY 407 (if PHY 408 is not taken)

Spring CSE 438/MTH 438 or PHY 411, PHY 408 (if PHY 407 is not taken)

Fall CSE 115, MTH 141, PHY 107 or PHY 117 (preferred)

Spring CSE 116, MTH 142, PHY 108 or PHY 118 (preferred), PHY 158

SECOND YEAR

Fall CSE 191/MTH 191, MTH 241, MTH 306; PHY 208

Spring CSE 250; PHY 207 or PHY 217; PHY 257

THIRD YEAR

Fall CSE 305, CSE 442; PHY 301, PHY 401

Spring PHY 307, MTH 309, one calculus-based probability/statistics elective (e.g., EAS 305 or MTH 411)

FOURTH YEAR

Fall PHY 403, PHY 405, CSE 437/MTH 437 or PHY 410, PHY 407 (if PHY 408 is not taken)

Spring CSE 438/MTH 438 or PHY 411, PHY 408 (if PHY 407 is not taken)

#### Computational Physics/Physics - B.S./M.S.

#### Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the prerequisite courses.

#### Prerequisite Courses

CSE 115 Introduction to Computer Science for Majors I

CSE 116 Introduction to Computer Science for Majors II

CSE 191/MTH 191 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

MTH 141 College Calculus I

MTH 142 College Calculus II

MTH 241 College Calculus III

PHY 107 General Physics I or PHY 117 Honors Physics I

PHY 108 General Physics II or PHY 118 Honors Physics II

PHY 158 General Physics II Lab

PHY 207 General Physics III or PHY 217 Honors Physics III

PHY 257 General Physics III Lab

CSE 116 Introduction to Computer Science for Majors II

CSE 191/MTH 191 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

MTH 141 College Calculus I

MTH 142 College Calculus II

MTH 241 College Calculus III

PHY 107 General Physics I or PHY 117 Honors Physics I

PHY 108 General Physics II or PHY 118 Honors Physics II

PHY 158 General Physics II Lab

PHY 207 General Physics III or PHY 217 Honors Physics III

PHY 257 General Physics III Lab

#### Required Courses

CSE 250 Algorithms and Data Structures

CSE 305 Introduction to Programming Languages

CSE 442 Software Engineering

MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations

MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra

PHY 208 General Physics IV

PHY 301 Intermediate Mechanics I

PHY 307 Modern Physics Lab

PHY 401 Modern Physics I

PHY 403 Electricity and Magnetism I

PHY 405 Thermal and Statistical Physics I

PHY 505 Computational Physics I

PHY 506 Computational Physics II

PHY 515 High Performance Scientific Computing I

PHY 516 High Performance Scientific Computing II

PHY 551 or PHY 552 Graduate Lab

One calculus-based probability/statistics course elective (e.g., EAS 305 Applied Probability or MTH 411 Probability Theory)

15 credit hours of PHY 500 (electives and M.S. thesis)

Total required credit hours for the undergraduate portion...78

CSE 305 Introduction to Programming Languages

CSE 442 Software Engineering

MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations

MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra

PHY 208 General Physics IV

PHY 301 Intermediate Mechanics I

PHY 307 Modern Physics Lab

PHY 401 Modern Physics I

PHY 403 Electricity and Magnetism I

PHY 405 Thermal and Statistical Physics I

PHY 505 Computational Physics I

PHY 506 Computational Physics II

PHY 515 High Performance Scientific Computing I

PHY 516 High Performance Scientific Computing II

PHY 551 or PHY 552 Graduate Lab

One calculus-based probability/statistics course elective (e.g., EAS 305 Applied Probability or MTH 411 Probability Theory)

15 credit hours of PHY 500 (electives and M.S. thesis)

**Summary**Total required credit hours for the undergraduate portion...78

**See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.****Refer to the graduate school's policies and procedures manual for requirements for master's candidates.**#### Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR

Fall CSE 115, MTH 141, PHY 107 or PHY 117 (preferred)

Spring CSE 116, MTH 142, PHY 108 or PHY 118 (preferred); PHY 158

SECOND YEAR

Fall CSE 191/MTH 191, MTH 241, MTH 306, PHY 208

Spring CSE 250, PHY 207 or PHY 217, PHY 257

THIRD YEAR

Fall CSE 305, PHY 301, PHY 401

Spring PHY 307, MTH 309, one calculus-based probability/statistics elective (e.g., EAS 305 or MTH 411)

FOURTH YEAR

Fall CSE 442, PHY 403, PHY 405, PHY 505

Spring PHY 506, PHY 552 (if PHY 551 not taken)

FIFTH YEAR

Fall PHY 515, two 500-level PHY electives

Spring PHY 516, two 500-level PHY electives

Fall CSE 115, MTH 141, PHY 107 or PHY 117 (preferred)

Spring CSE 116, MTH 142, PHY 108 or PHY 118 (preferred); PHY 158

SECOND YEAR

Fall CSE 191/MTH 191, MTH 241, MTH 306, PHY 208

Spring CSE 250, PHY 207 or PHY 217, PHY 257

THIRD YEAR

Fall CSE 305, PHY 301, PHY 401

Spring PHY 307, MTH 309, one calculus-based probability/statistics elective (e.g., EAS 305 or MTH 411)

FOURTH YEAR

Fall CSE 442, PHY 403, PHY 405, PHY 505

Spring PHY 506, PHY 552 (if PHY 551 not taken)

FIFTH YEAR

Fall PHY 515, two 500-level PHY electives

Spring PHY 516, two 500-level PHY electives

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:46 EST