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2024-2025 University Catalog
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major: Physics

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS) Concentration: Materials Science 2024-2025

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Prerequisites (28 credits)

CHM 2045/2045L General Chemistry I and Lab (4 credits)
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 2046/2046L General Chemistry II and Lab (4 credits)
Acceptable substitute: CHMX046C

MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: MAC 1147 (Students must complete MAC1105 and Trig or Pre Calc with a "C" or higher to take Calc I)
Acceptable substitute: MACX281
MAC2312 (GM) Calculus II (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: MAC 2311
Acceptable substitute: MACX282
MAC2313 (GM) Calculus III (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: MAC 2312
Acceptable substitute: MACX283

PHY2048C Calculus-based Physics I (4 credits)
Prerequisites: PHY1028 Introduction to Physics and MAC2311 Calculus I
Corequisite: MAC2312
PHY2049 Calculus-based Physics II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: PHY2048C and MAC2312
PHY2049L Calculus-based Physics II Lab (1 credit)

Contextual Courses (11 credits)

MAP2302 (GM) Ordinary Differ Equations (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: MAC 2312
CHM2210 Organic Chemistry I (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: CHM 2046/L
CHM2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab (1 credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 2046/L
Corequisite: CHM 2210
CHM2211 Organic Chemistry II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CHM 2210/L
CHM2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab (1 credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 2210/L
Corequisite: CHM 2211

Major Requirements (40 credits)

The Physics major is very sequential as most courses are prerequisites to the next; many courses are only offered in fall semester or spring semester. Please see your academic advisor to discuss course sequencing.

PHY1024 Exploring Majoring in Physics (1 Credit)
EMA3010 Intro to Materials Science (3 Credits)
PHY3101 Modern Physics (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: PHY 2049 and Corequisite: MAC 2313
PHY3101L Modern Physics Lab (1 Credit)
Corequisite: PHY 3101
PHZ3113C Mathematical Physics (4 Credits)
Prerequisites: PHY 2049 and MAC 2313
Corequisite: MAP 2302
PHY3220 Classical Mechanics (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: PHZ 3113C
PHY4320 Electricity and Magnetism (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: PHZ 3113C
PHY3424C Optics with Laboratory (4 Credits)
Prerequisites: PHY 2049 and MAC 2313
PHY3604 Quantum Mechanics (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: PHY 3101 and PHZ 3113C
PHZ4404 Solid State Physics (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: PHY 3101
PHY4523 Thermodyn and Statistical Mech (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: (PHY 3101 or CHM 4410C) and MAC 2313
PHY4610 Applications of Quantum Mechanics (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: PHY 3604
PHY4802L Advanced Physics Laboratory (1 Credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 3101L
PHY4910 Physics Research and Seminar 1 (1 Credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 3101L
PHY4911 Physics Research and Seminar 2 (1 Credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 4910

Major Electives (9 credits)

SELECT 9 credits from list; no more than 3 credit may be lower level (2000 level):
PHY3722C Electronics for Scientists (4 credits)
CHM4410C Physical Chemistry I (4 credits)
CHM3120 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry (3 credits)
CHM3120L Quantitative Analytical Chemistry Lab (1 credit)
CHM3610 Inorganic Chemistry (3 credits)
CHM3610L Inorganic Chemistry Lab (1 credit)
CHM4627 Solid State Chemistry (3 credits)
EGN3311 Statics (3 credits)
EGN3331 Strength of Materials (3 credits)
EML3100 Thermodynamics I (3 credits)
EML3101 Thermodynamics II (3 credits)
EML4930 Material Characterization (1-3 credits)
EML4320C Integrated Design and Manufacturing (3 credits)
EML4930 Microstructural Evolution (1-3 credits)
COP2220 Computer Science I (intro to C) (3 credits)
COP2551 Intro to OO Programming (Intro to Java) (3 credits)
COP2010 Intro to V&P Programming (Visual Basic) (3 credits)