Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Engineering Physics - Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS


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 chair of the program.

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.

Engineering Physics - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

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

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 199 Engineering Principles
EAS 202 Engineering Impact On Society
EAS 230 Higher-Level Language
EAS 240 Programming for Engineers
EAS 360 Communicative Literacy 2
EE 178 Digital Principles
EE 202 Circuit Analysis I
EE 310 Electronic Devices and Circuits I
EE 311 Electronic Devices and Circuits II
EE 336 Fundamentals of Energy Systems
EE 352 Introduction to Electronics Lab
EE 353 Electronic Circuits Lab
EE 494 Senior Capstone Design Project
MAE 335 Fluid Mechanics
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
MTH 418 Survey of Partial Differential Equations
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
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 Quantum Mechanics I - Fundamentals
PHY 402 Quantum Mechanics I - Applications
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
Two technical electives

Undergraduate Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major 111
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 128

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 Engineering Physics BS which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

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.

Last updated: November 22 2021 21:01:55