Physics and Engineering Degree Requirements

2022 - 2023 Catalog

We have the following degrees:

Engineering major leading to BS degree

A major in engineering leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires completion of at least 63 credits:

  1. PHYS 111, 112; MATH 101, 102, 221, 332; ENGN 178, 203, 204, 207 (PHYS 207), 225 (PHYS 225), 378, 379
  2. One lecture/lab sequence chosen from ENGN 301+351 or ENGN 311+361
  3. Three additional courses chosen from ENGN 208, 240, 260, 267, 295, 301+351, 311+361, 312, 330, 395
  4. One four-credit laboratory course not used above chosen from
    • CHEM 110 or CSCI 121, or
    • 200 level or above from a list of approved courses in BIOL, CHEM, CSCI, ENGN, GEOL, PHYS
  1. Required courses
  2.  

  3. One lecture/lab sequence chosen from:
  4. Three additional courses chosen from:
  5. One four-credit laboratory course not used above chosen from:
    •  - 

    •  - 

    • or

      200 level or above from a list of approved courses in BIOL, CHEM, CSCI, ENGN, GEOL, PHYS

Integrated Engineering major leading to BS degree

A major in integrated engineering leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires completion of at least 65 credits including the following. This major may not be combined with the major in engineering nor with a major in the respective department associated with the science track that a student selects for the IE major.

  1. PHYS 111, 112; MATH 101, 102, 221, 332; ENGN 178, 203, 204, 207 (PHYS 207), 225 (PHYS 225), 378, 379
  2. One lecture/lab sequence chosen from ENGN 301+351 or 311+361
  3. One course chosen from: ENGN 208, 240, 260, 267, 295, 301+351, 311+361, 312, 330, 395
  4. Four courses in a single science subject in one of the following tracks:
    • BIOL 111+113 and three BIOL courses 200 level or above
    • CHEM 110, 241, 242, and 261
    • CSCI 111, 112, and two CSCI courses 200 level or above
    • GEOL 100, 101, or 102 and three GEOL courses 200 level or above
  1. Required courses
  2.  

  3. One lecture/lab sequence chosen from:
  4. .

  5. One course from:
  6. Four courses in a single science subject in one of the following tracks:

Physics major leading to BS degree

A major in physics leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires completion of at least 50 credits including the following.

  1. PHYS 111, 112, 207 (ENGN 207), 210, 225 (ENGN 225), 230, 265, 275, 285, 340, 345; and MATH 332
  2. One additional PHYS course at the 200- or 300-level
  3. One course chosen from PHYS 399, 473, 493 or three credits of research from PHYS 421, PHYS 422 or PHYS 423 followed by a 15-page research paper to be completed before graduation or from PHYS 451, PHYS 452 or PHYS 453 followed by a 15-page research paper to be completed before graduation." **
  4. Three additional credits chosen from the following:
    BIOL 280, 282, 283, 385
    CHEM 110, CHEM numbered 200 and above;
    CSCI 121, 211, 250;
    ENGN numbered 200 and above
    GEOL 211, 275, 311;
    MATH 303, 309, 310, 333, 345, 353
    PHYS numbered 200 and above

Additional courses possibly required as prerequisites for completion of the above include MATH 101, 102, and 221.

**The 15-page research paper requirement associated with PHYS 42x and 45x courses will be programmed as a non-course requirement referred to as the "Physics Research Paper".

  1. Required courses:
  2.  

  3. One additional PHYS course at the 200- or 300-level.
  4. One course chosen from PHYS-399, PHYS-473, PHYS-496, or three credits of research:
  5. Three additional credits chosen from the following: