Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

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.

SUNY Seamless Transfer Path

SUNY Seamless Transfer Path is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY Website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

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

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 (if offered)
PHY 208 General Physics IV
PHY 257 General Physics III Lab
PHY 301 Intermediate Mechanics I
PHY 307 Modern Physics Lab
PHY 401 Quantum Mechanics 1 - fundamentals
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)

Undergraduate Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major 87
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 29
Additional Credits Required for Electives 4
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Computational Physics BS which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

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 (if offered)
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 Quantum Mechanics 1 - fundamentals
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 as approved by thesis advisor and Director of Graduate Studies)

Combined Degree Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate) 79
Credits Required for Major (Graduate) 30
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 31
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 140

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) 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

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Computational Physics/Physics BS/MS which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in five years.

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