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2020-2021 Catalog
Physics: Electrical Engineering (Bachelor of Science)

Program Description for Physics

Major: Physics Concentration: Electrical 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

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 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: PHY2049 and MAC2313 Coreq: MAP2302

PHY3220 Classical Mechanics (4 Credits)

Prereqs: PHZ 3113C

PHY4320 Electricity and Magnetism (4 Credits)

  • Prereq:PHZ 3113C

PHY3424C Optics with Laboratory (4 Credits)

  • Prereq: PHY 2049 and MAC 2313

PHY3604 Quantum Mechanics (4 Credits)

  • Prereq: PHZ 3113C

PHY4802L Advanced Physics Laboratory (2 Credits)

Prereq: PHY 3101L

PHZ4404 Solid State Physics (3 Credits)

  • Prereq: PHY 3101

EEL3111 Circuit Analysis I (3 Credits)

EEL3112 Circuit Analysis II (3 Credits)

EEL3117L Electrical Circuits Laboratory (1 Credit)

EEL3135 Signals and Systems (3 Credits)

EEE3308 Microelectronics I (3 Credits)

EEL3710 Intro to Digital Systems

EEL3701L Intro to Digital Systems Lab (1 Credit)

Contextual Courses (10 credits)

COP2220 Programming I (3 Credits)

MAP2302 (GM) Ordinary Differ Equations (3 Credits)

Prereq: MAC 2312

MAS3105 (GM) Linear Algebra (4 Credits)

Major Electives (4 credits)

Grades of C or higher required in all engineering electives.

SELECT 5 HOURS @ 3000/4000 LEVEL