EMPHASIS IN ENGINEERING PHYSICS EXAMPLE OF A FOUR YEAR

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					EMPHASIS IN ENGINEERING PHYSICS:
EXAMPLE OF A FOUR YEAR PLAN FOR A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS

Plan A - For students ready to take a first course in calculus. Students must consult with a
physics department advisor about setting up an appropriate course schedule.

FALL SEMESTER, YEAR 1                                SPRING SEMESTER, YEAR 1
PHYS 240 General Physics I                5          PHYS 241 General Physics II               5
MATH 131 Calculus I                       4          MATH 132 Calculus II                      4
CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I        5          PHYS 320 Mathematical Methods I           3
                                          14         ENG 122 (or other General Education)      3
                                                                                               15
FALL SEMESTER, YEAR 2                                SPRING SEMESTER, YEAR 2
PHYS 340 Mechanics                        4          PHYS 341 Electricity and Magnetism        4
PHYS 420 Mathematical Methods II          3          PHYS 321 Elementary Modern Physics        4
MATH 233 Calculus III                     4          CS ???    C++ Programming                 3
General Education                         6          Gen Ed (ENST 225 recommended)             3
                                          17                                                   14

For students beginning their 3rd year in odd years (2003, 2005, 2007, etc.)

FALL SEMESTER, YEAR 3                                SPRING SEMESTER, YEAR 3
PHYS 347 Optics                           4          PHYS 447 Electro-optics                   2
PHYS 343 Electronics                      4          PHYS 443 Devices                          3
CS ???     Elective in Computer Science   3          PHYS 370 Research I                       1-3
General Education                         4          General Education                         6
                                          15         Elective                                  3
                                                                                               15-17

FALL SEMESTER, YEAR 4                                SPRING SEMESTER, YEAR 4
PHYS 345 Quantum Mechanics I              3          PHYS 445 Quantum Mechanics II             3
PHYS 440 Thermodynamics and                          PHYS 301 Seminar in Physics               1
          Statistical Mechanics           4          PHYS 460 Laboratory Physics II            2
PHYS 360 Laboratory Physics I             2          General Education                         3
PHYS 470 Research II                      1-3        Electives                                 6
Electives                                 5                                                    15
                                          15-17

For students beginning their 3rd year in even years (2002, 2004, 2006, etc.)

FALL SEMESTER, YEAR 3                                SPRING SEMESTER, YEAR 3
PHYS 345 Quantum Mechanics I              3          PHYS 445 Quantum Mechanics II             3
PHYS 440 Thermodynamics and                          PHYS 370 Research I                       1-3
          Statistical Mechanics           4          PHYS 460 Laboratory Physics II            2
PHYS 360 Laboratory Physics I             2          General Education                         6
Electives                                 6          Elective                                  3
                                          15                                                   15-17

FALL SEMESTER, YEAR 4                                SPRING SEMESTER, YEAR 4
PHYS 347 Optics                           4          PHYS 301 Seminar in Physics               1
PHYS 343 Electronics                      4          PHYS 447 Electro-optics                   2
PHYS 470 Senior Research                  1-3        PHYS 443 Devices                          3
CS ???     Elective in Computer Science   3          General Education                         4
General Education                         3          Electives                                 5
                                          15-17                                                15
EMPHASIS IN ENGINEERING PHYSICS:
EXAMPLE OF A FOUR YEAR PLAN FOR A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS

Plan B - For students who need to take more math before taking calculus. Students must consult
with a physics department advisor about setting up an appropriate course schedule.

FALL SEMESTER, YEAR 1                              SPRING SEMESTER, YEAR 1
MATH 127 Elementary Functions             4        MATH 131 Calculus 1                    4
CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I        5        Electives                              6
ENG 122 English Composition (or                    Gen Ed (ENST 225 recommended)          6
other General Education)                  3                                               16
General Education                         3
                                          15
FALL SEMESTER, YEAR 2                              SPRING SEMESTER, YEAR 1
PHYS 240 General Physics I                5        PHYS 241   General Physics II          5
MATH 132 Calculus II                      4        MATH 233   Calculus III                4
CS ???    C++ Programming                 3        PHYS 320   Mathematical Methods I      3
General Education                         4        PHYS 321   Elementary Modern Physics   4
                                          16                                              16

For students beginning their 3rd year in odd years (2003, 2005, 2007, etc.)
FALL SEMESTER, YEAR 3                           SPRING SEMESTER, YEAR 3
PHYS 340   Mechanics                      4        PHYS 341 Electricity and Magnetism     4
PHYS 420   Mathematical Methods II        3        PHYS 447 Electro-optics                2
PHYS 347   Optics                         4        PHYS 443 Devices                       3
PHYS 343   Electronics                    4        PHYS 370 Research I                    1-3
                                          15       General Education                      6
                                                                                          16-18

FALL SEMESTER, YEAR 4                              SPRING SEMESTER, YEAR 4
PHYS 345 Quantum Mechanics I              3        PHYS 445 Quantum Mechanics II          3
PHYS 440 Thermodynamics and                        PHYS 301 Seminar in Physics            1
         Statistical Mechanics            4        PHYS 460 Laboratory Physics II         2
PHYS 360 Laboratory Physics I             2        General Education                      3
PHYS 470 Research II                      1-3      Elective                               4
CS ???   Elective in Computer Science     3                                               13
                                          13-15

For students beginning their 3rd year in even years (2002, 2004, 2006, etc.)
FALL SEMESTER, YEAR 3                           SPRING SEMESTER, YEAR 3
PHYS 340 Mechanics                        4        PHYS 341 Electricity and Magnetism     4
PHYS 440 Thermodynamics and                        PHYS 460 Laboratory Physics II         2
         Statistical Mechanics            4        PHYS 370 Research I                    1-3
PHYS 345 Quantum Mechanics I              3        PHYS 445 Quantum Mechanics II          3
PHYS 360 Laboratory Physics I             2        General Education                      6
                                          13                                              16-18

FALL SEMESTER, YEAR 4                              SPRING SEMESTER, YEAR 4
PHYS 347   Optics                         4        PHYS 447 Electro-optics                2
PHYS 343   Electronics                    4        PHYS 443 Devices                       3
PHYS 470   Research II                    1-3      PHYS 301 Seminar in Physics            1
PHYS 420   Mathematical Methods II        3        General Education                      3
CS ???     Elective in Computer Science   3        Elective                               4
                                          15-17                                           13