Engineering Physics : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS


Advanced Placement

Students obtain academic advice and guidance from the senior academic advisors in the Engineering Office of Undergraduate Education (410 Bonner Hall) and from the faculty co-chair of the program.

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.

Engineering Physics - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

See the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for acceptance information.

Prerequisite Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
CHE 108 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 140 Engineering Solutions
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
PHY 107 General Physics I or PHY 117 Honors Physics I (preferred)

Required Courses

EAS 230 Higher-Level Language
EE 202 Circuit Analysis I
EE 310 Electronic Devices and Circuits I
EE 311 Electronic Devices and Circuits II
EE 352 Introduction to Electronics Lab
EE 353 Electronic Circuits Lab
EE 410 Electronic Instrument Design I
MAE 335 Fluid Mechanics
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
MTH 417 Survey of Multivariable Calculus
MTH 418 Survey of Partial Differential Equations
PHY 108 General Physics II or PHY 118 Honors Physics II (preferred)
PHY 158 General Physics II Lab
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 402 Modern Physics II
PHY 403 Electricity and Magnetism I
PHY 404 Electricity and Magnetism II
PHY 405 Thermal and Statistical Physics I
PHY 407 Advanced Laboratory or PHY 408 Advanced Laboratory
Three technical electives

Total required credit hours for the major...111

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

Fall CHE 107, EAS 140, MTH 141, PHY 107 or PHY 117 (preferred)
Spring CHE 108, MTH 142, PHY 108 or PHY 118 (preferred), PHY 158

Fall EE 202, MTH 241, MTH 306, PHY 208
Spring EAS 230, PHY 207 or PHY 217, PHY 257, one technical elective

Fall EE 310, EE 352, PHY 301, PHY 401
Spring EE 311, EE 353, MTH 418, PHY 307, PHY 402

Fall EE 410, MTH 417, PHY 403, PHY 405, PHY 407 (if PHY 408 not taken)
Spring MAE 335, PHY 404, PHY 408 (if PHY 407 not taken), two technical electives

Electives and Course Groupings

Technical Electives

Technical electives can be chosen from the approved list of required courses or approved technical electives for either the BS in physics or the BS in electrical engineering program. At least one technical elective must be chosen from the electrical engineering list. Recommended technical electives appropriate to this program are:

EE 489 and EE 490
PHY 425 Intermediate Optics
PHY 406 Thermal and Statistical Physics II
PHY 407 or PHY 408 Advanced Laboratory

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:58 EST