Engineering Physics, B.S.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 129


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.00

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.00

Curriculum GPA - Combined and OU: 2.00

Program Code: B372

ACCREDITED BY THE ENGINEERING ACCREDITATION COMMISSION OF ABET, https://www.abet.org

In order to progress in your curriculum in the Gallogly College of Engineering, and as a specific graduation requirement, a grade of C or better is required in each course in the curriculum, including all prerequisite courses.

Major Requirements

Required Courses
PHYS 1205Introductory Physics I for Physics Majors5
PHYS 1215Introductory Physics II for Physics Majors5
PHYS 2203Introductory Physics III: Modern Physics3
PHYS 2303Electronics3
PHYS 3043Physical Mechanics I3
PHYS 3053Physical Mechanics II3
PHYS 3183Electricity and Magnetism I3
PHYS 3302Advanced Lab I2
or PHYS 3312 Advanced Lab II
PHYS 3803Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I3
PHYS 4310Senior Research Project I1-3
PHYS 4153Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics3
PHYS 4320Senior Research Project II1-3
Approved Physics Elective 13
Total Credit Hours40

Major Support Requirements

Math and Science
MATH 2924Differential and Integral Calculus II4
MATH 2934Differential and Integral Calculus III4
MATH 3413Physical Mathematics I3
MATH 3423Physical Mathematics II3
Engineering Electives
Choose three 2000-4000 level courses9
Engineering Electives - Design Sequence
Choose five engineering design courses approved by advisor15
Technical Elective
Choose one 3000-level or higher course from engineering, physics, or math approved by advisor 13
Engineering Physics Elective
Choose one 3000-level or higher course from engineering or physics approved by advisor 23
Additional College Requirements
ENGR 1411Freshman Engineering Experience 31
ENGR 2002Professional Development2
C S 1313Programming for Non-Majors with C3
or C S 1323 Introduction to Computer Programming for Programmers
AME 3153Fluid Mechanics3
or CEES 2223 Fluid Mechanics
Total Credit Hours53

General Education and College Requirements

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list, including at least one upper-division Gen. Ed. course outside of the student’s major. Courses graded P/NP will not apply.

A grade of C or better is required in each course in the curriculum, including all prerequisite courses.

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language (0-10 hours in the same language)
This requirement can be met by two years of the same language in high school:0-10
Beginning Course (0-5 hours)
Beginning Course, continued (0-5 hours)
Mathematics
MATH 1914Differential and Integral Calculus I (Core I) 1, 34
Core Area II: Natural Science (including one laboratory)
PHYS 1205Introductory Physics I for Physics Majors (Core II) 25
CHEM 1315General Chemistry (Core II-Lab) 35
or CHEM 1335 General Chemistry I: Signature Course
Core Area III: Social Science
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course 43
Core Area IV: Arts & Humanities
Artistic Forms
Choose one course 43
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
Choose one course (excluding HIST 1483 and HIST 1493) 43
World Culture
Choose one course 43
Core Area V: First-Year Experience
Choose one course 43
Total Credit Hours41-51

Free Electives

Electives to bring total applicable hours to the minimum total required for the degree including a minimum of 40 upper-division hours.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
 

In order to progress in your curriculum in the Gallogly College of Engineering, and as a specific graduation requirement, a grade of C or better is required in each course in the curriculum, including all prerequisite courses.

Two college-level courses in a single world language are required; this may be satisfied by successful completion of 2 years in a single world language in high school. Students who must take language at the University will have an additional 6-10 hours of coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
MATH 1914 Differential and Integral Calculus I (Core I) 1 4
PHYS 1205 Introductory Physics I for Physics Majors (Core II-Lab) 2 5
First-Year Experience (Core V) 5 3
ENGR 1411 Freshman Engineering Experience 3 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
CHEM 1315 General Chemistry (Core II) 4 5
MATH 2924 Differential and Integral Calculus II (Core I) 1 4
PHYS 1215 Introductory Physics II for Physics Majors 2 5
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore
First Semester
MATH 2934 Differential and Integral Calculus III 1 4
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
PHYS 2203 Introductory Physics III: Modern Physics 3
PHYS 2303 Electronics 3
C S 1313
Programming for Non-Majors with C
or Introduction to Computer Programming for Programmers
3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
MATH 3413 Physical Mathematics I 3
Engineering Elective (2000-4000 level) 3
ENGR 2002 Professional Development 2
PHYS 3043 Physical Mechanics I 3
Approved Elective: Social Science (Core III) 5 3
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
 Credit Hours17
Junior
First Semester
MATH 3423 Physical Mathematics II 3
PHYS 3053 Physical Mechanics II 3
PHYS 3183 Electricity and Magnetism I 3
Engineering Elective (2000-4000-level) 3
Approved Elective: Artistic Forms (Core IV) 5 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
PHYS 3302
Advanced Lab I
or Advanced Lab II
2
PHYS 3803 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I 3
AME 3153
Fluid Mechanics
or Fluid Mechanics
3
Engineering Elective (2000-4000-level) 3
Engineering Elective (Design Sequence 1) 6 3
 Credit Hours14
Senior
First Semester
PHYS 4310 Senior Research Project I 2
PHYS 4153 Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics 3
Engineering Elective (Design Sequence 2) 6 3
Engineering Elective (Design Sequence 3) 6 3
Technical Elective 7 3
Approved Elective: World Culture (Core IV) 5 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
PHYS 4320 Senior Research Project II 2
Approved Physics Elective 3
Engineering Elective (Design Sequence 4) 6 3
Engineering Elective (Design Sequence 5) 6 3
Engineering Physics Elective 8 3
Approved Elective: Western Culture (Core IV) 5 3
 Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours129

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV or V are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list.