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

Program Description for Physics

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

Prerequisites (28 credits)


  • CHM 2045 General Chemistry I (3 credits)
  • CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Lab (1 credit)
    Acceptable substitutes: (CHMX040 and CHMX041) or CHMX045C Students must complete Introduction to Chemistry, CHM1025/L with a "C" or higher to take Chemistry I)


  • CHM 2046 General Chemistry II (3 credits)
  • CHM 2046L General Chemistry II Lab (1 credit)
    Acceptable substitute: CHMX046C


MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (4 Credits)

Acceptable substitute: MACX281
Prereq: MAC 1147 (Students must complete MAC1105 and Trig or Pre Calc with a "C" or higher to take Calc I)

MAC2312 (GM) Calculus II (4 Credits)

Acceptable substitute: MACX282
Prereq: MAC 2311

MAC2313 (GM) Calculus III (4 Credits)

Acceptable substitute: MACX283
Prereq: MAC 2312


  • PHY 2048C Calculus-based Physics I (4 credits) Students must complete Introduction to Physics, PHY 1028 with a "C" or higher to take Physics I)
  • PHY 2049 Calculus-based Physics II (3 credits)
  • PHY 2049L Calculus-based Physics II Lab (1 credit)

Requisites (3 credits)

MAP2302 (GM) Ordinary Differ Equations (3 Credits)

Major Requirements (47 credits)

Grades of C or higher required in all physics and engineering courses.

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)

Prereqs: PHY 2049 and MAC 2313; Coreq: MAP 2302

PHY3220 Classical Mechanics (4 Credits)

Prereq: PHZ 3113C

PHY4320 Electricity and Magnetism (4 Credits)

Prereq: PHZ 3113C

PHY3722C Electronics for Scientists (4 Credits)

Prereqs: PHY 2049/L and MAC 2313

PHY3604 Quantum Mechanics (4 Credits)

Prereq: PHZ 3113C

PHY4523 Thermodyn and Statistical Mech (4 Credits)

Prereqs: (PHY 3101 or CHM 4410C) and MAC 2313

PHY4802L Advanced Physics Laboratory (1 Credit)

Prereq: PHY 3101L

PHY4910 Physics Research and Seminar 1 (1 Credit)

Prereq: PHY 3101

PHY4911 Physics Research and Seminar 2 (1 Credit)

Prereq: PHY 4910

EGN3311 Statics (3 Credits)

CWR3561 Numerical Methods and Computng (3 Credits)

CES3100 Analysis of Structures (3 Credits)

CES3104C Mechanics of Materials (3 Credits)

CWR3201 Fluid Mechanics (3 Credits)

Major Electives (10 credits)

Grades of C or above required in all engineering courses.

SELECT 10 HRS (3000/4000)