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2018-2019 Catalog
Physics: Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor of Science)

Major: Physics Concentration: Mechanical Engineering Degree: Bachelor of Science

Prerequisites (30 credits)


  • CHM 2045 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Lab
    Acceptable substitutes: (CHMX040 and CHMX041) or CHMX045C


  • CHM 2046 General Chemistry II
  • CHM 2046L General Chemistry II Lab
    Acceptable substitutes: CHMX046C

MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (4 Credits)

Acceptable substitutes: MACX281
Prereq: MAC 1147

MAC2312 (GM) Calculus II (4 Credits)

Acceptable substitutes: MACX282
Prereq: MAC 2311

MAC2313 (GM) Calculus III (4 Credits)

Acceptable substitutes: MACX283
Prereq: MAC 2312


  • PHY 2048 Calculus Physics I
  • PHY 2048L Calculus Physics I Lab
  • PHY 2049 Calculus Physics II
  • PHY 2049L Calculus Physics II Lab

Requisites (6 credits)

COP2220 Computer Science I (3 Credits)

MAP2302 (GM) Ordinary Differ Equations (3 Credits)

Major Requirements (52 credits)

Courses must be taken in prerequisite order. Electronic approval for courses requiring prerequisites must be obtained each registration. Grades of C or above must be earned in all physics requirements.

PHY1024 Exploring Majoring in Physics (1 Credit)

PHY3101 Modern Physics (3 Credits)

Prereq: PHY 2049; Coreq: MAC 2313

PHY3101L Modern Physics Lab (1 Credit)

Coreq: PHY 3101

PHZ3113C Mathematical Physics (4 Credits)

Prereq: PHY 2049 and MAC2313 Coreq: MAP2302

PHY3220 Classical Mechanics (4 Credits)

Prereqs: PHZ 3113C

PHY4320 Electricity and Magnetism (4 Credits)

  • Prereq: PHY 3113C

PHY3424C Optics with Laboratory (4 Credits)

  • Prereq: PHY 2049 and MAC 2313

PHY3722C Electronics for Scientists (4 Credits)

Prereqs: PHY 2049 & MAC 2313

PHY3604 Quantum Mechanics (4 Credits)

  • Prereq:PHY3101 and PHZ 3113C

PHY4523 Thermodyn and Statistical Mech (4 Credits)

Prereqs: PHY 2049, MAC 2313 & MAP 2302

PHY4802L Advanced Physics Laboratory (2 Credits)

Prereq: PHY 3101L

EGN3311 Statics (3 Credits)

EGN3331 Strength of Materials (3 Credits)

EML3100 Thermodynamics I (3 Credits)

EGN3203 Modern Computational Methods (3 Credits)

EML3015 Fluids (3 Credits)

EML4304L Fluid Mechanics Lab (1 Credit)

Major Electives (3 credits)

Grades of C or higher are required in all engineering electives.

SELECT 3 HRS @ 3000/4000 LEVEL