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2022-2023 Catalog
Physics: Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor of Science)

Program Description for Physics

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 (3 credits)

MAP2302 (GM) Ordinary Differ Equations (3 Credits)

Major Requirements (47 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 Intro Phys for New Majors (1 Credit)

PHY3101 Modern Physics (3 Credits)

Prereq: PHY 2049; Coreq: MAC 2313

PHY3101L Modern Physics Lab (1 Credit)

Coreq: PHY 3101

PHZ3113 Mathematical Physics (3 Credits)

Prereq: PHY 2049 & MAC 2313 Coreq: MAP 2302

PHY3220 Classical Mechanics (4 Credits)

Prereqs: PHY 2049/L & MAC 2312
Coreq: MAP 2302

PHY3320 Electricity and Magnetism (4 Credits)

Prereqs: PHY 2049 & MAC 2313

PHY3424C Optics with Laboratory (4 Credits)

  • Prereq: PHY 2049 and MAC 2313

PHY3722C Electronics for Scientists (4 Credits)

Prereqs: PHY 2049 & MAC 2313

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 I (3 Credits)

EML4140 Heat Transfer (3 Credits)

Major Electives (6 credits)

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

SELECT 6 HRS @ 3000/4000 LEVEL