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Engineering Physics Major Core Requirements – 47 Credit Hours

The student must complete all of the following:

  • PHYS 221 General Physics I – 4 credit hours
  • PHYS 221L General Physics I Laboratory – 1 credit hours
  • PHYS 222 General Physics II – 4 credit hours
  • PHYS 222L General Physics II Laboratory – 1 credit hours
  • PHYS 227 Modern Physics – 3 credit hours
  • PHYS 321 Dynamics – 3 credit hours
  • PHYS 323 Optics w/Laboratory – 4 credit hours
  • PHYS 325 Thermodynamics w/Laboratory – 4 credit hours
  • PHYS 329 Circuit Analysis and Electronics Laboratory – 4 credit hours
  • PHYS 335 Electromagnetic Theory – 3 credit hours
  • PHYS 495 Physics Seminar – 1 credit hour
  • MATH 145 Calculus I – 4 credit hours
  • MATH 245 Calculus II – 4 credit hours
  • MATH 246 Calculus III – 4 credit hours
  • MATH 310 Elementary Differential Equations – 3 credit hours

Required Courses in Mathematics and Computer Science (as determined by the advisor).

*A minor in Mathematics or Computer Science is strongly recommended.

Mathematics Major Core Requirements – 42 Credit Hours

All mathematics majors are required to complete the following courses:

  • MATH 145 Calculus I – 4 credit hours
  • MATH 225 Linear Algebra - 3 credit hours
  • MATH 243 Discrete Mathematics - 3 credit hours
  • MATH 245 Calculus II – 4 credit hours
  • MATH 246 Calculus III – 4 credit hours
  • MATH 310 Elementary Differential Equations – 3 credit hours
  • MATH 323 Intro to Mathematical Statistics – 3 credit hours
  • MATH 327 Modern Applied Algebra – 3 credit hours
  • MATH 425 Real Analysis – 3 credit hours
  • COMP 131 Foundations of Computer Systems – 3 credit hours or
  • COMP 232 Programming in C++ – 3 credit hours
  • MATH *** Mathematics Elective – 3 credit hours
  • Elective course numbered 300 or above – 3 credit hours
  • Elective course numbered 300 or above – 3 credit hours

Mathematics Teacher Education Certification Requirements – 43 Credit Hours

The student must complete the Liberal Studies requirements for Teacher Education, the Secondary Education Minor requirements, and the following additional courses:

  • MATH 145 Calculus I – 4 credit hours
  • MATH 222 Modern Geometry – 4 credit hours
  • MATH 225 Linear Algebra – 3 credit hours
  • MATH 243 Discrete Mathematics – 3 credit hours
  • MATH 245 Calculus II – 4 credit hours
  • MATH 246 Calculus III – 4 credit hours
  • MATH 323 Intro to Mathematical Statistics – 3 credit hours
  • MATH 327 Modern Applied Algebra – 3 credit hours
  • MATH 425 Real Analysis – 3 credit hours
  • ED/MATH 467 Methods for Teaching Mathematics – 3 credit hours
  • COMP 131 Foundations of Computer Systems or
  • COMP 232 Programming in C++ – 3 credit hours
  • Elective course numbered 300 or above – 3 credit hours
  • Elective course numbered 300 or above – 3 credit hours
  • Elective course numbered 300 or above – 3 credit hours

Physics Education (grades 6-12) Major Requirements – 54-58 Credit Hours

Students must complete the Liberal Studies requirements for Teacher Education Students, the Secondary Education Minor requirements, the General Science Teacher Education Certification requirements, and the following additional courses:

  • PHYS 119 Earth-Space Science -or- PHYS 133 Astronomy
  • PHYS 221 *General Physics I – 4 credit hours
  • PHYS 221L *General Physics I Laboratory – 1 credit hours
  • PHYS 222 *General Physics II – 4 credit hours
  • PHYS 222L *General Physics II Laboratory – 1 credit hours
  • PHYS 227 Modern Physics – 3 credit hours
  • PHYS 321 Dynamics – 3 credit hours
  • PHYS 323 Optics w/Laboratory – 4 credit hours
  • PHYS 325 Thermodynamics w/Laboratory – 4 credit hours
  • PHYS 329 Circuit Analysis and Electronics Laboratory – 4 credit hours
  • MATH 145 Calculus I – 4 credit hours
  • MATH 245 Calculus II – 4 credit hours
  • BIOL 110 *General Biology – 4 credit hours
  • COMP 131 *Foundations of Computer Systems – 3 credit hours
  • CHEM 120 *Introductory Chemistry – 4 credit hours
  • -or- CHEM 123 *General Chemistry I – 4 credit hours
  • -and- CHEM 124 *General Chemistry II – 4 credit hours
  • ED 406 Methods of Teaching Natural Science (ACCK) – 3 credit hours

*The starred courses are also General Science requirements.

Pre-Engineering Program

(Three Year Transfer Program)

The student must complete all of the following:

  • PHYS 148 Introduction to Engineering – 2 credit hours
  • PHYS 221 General Physics I – 4 credit hours
  • PHYS 221L General Physics I Laboratory – 1 credit hours
  • PHYS 222 General Physics II – 4 credit hours
  • PHYS 222L General Physics II Laboratory – 1 credit hours
  • BSHS301 Statistical Analysis – 3 credit hours
  • MATH 145 Calculus I – 4 credit hours
  • MATH 245 Calculus II – 4 credit hours
  • MATH 246 Calculus III – 4 credit hours
  • COMP 131 Foundations of Computer Systems – 3 credit hours
  • CHEM 120 Introductory Chemistry – 4 credit hours
  • -or- CHEM 123 General Chemistry I – 4 credit hours
  • -and- CHEM 124 General Chemistry II – 4 credit hours

The student must also complete 12 credit hours of electives from the following courses:

  • PHYS 227 Modern Physics – 3 credit hours
  • PHYS 321 Dynamics – 3 credit hours
  • PHYS 323 Optics w/Laboratory – 4 credit hours
  • PHYS 325 Thermodynamics w/Laboratory – 4 credit hours
  • PHYS 329 Circuit Analysis and Electronics Laboratory – 4 credit hours

*A pre-engineering student will register as both engineering and engineering physics major. A student who completes the pre-engineering program also fulfills all requirements for a engineering physics major.

Mathematics minor requirements – 18-19 credit hours

The student must complete all of the following:

  • 16 credit hours of Mathematics, in course levels 140 and above
  • One course in Computer Science

Physics minor requirements – 16 credit hours

The student must complete 16 credit hours of Physics, excluding the following courses:

  • PHYS 118 Introduction to Physical Science
  • PHYS 119 Earth-Space Science
  • PHYS 120 Introductory Physics
  • PHYS 145 General Geology

Science and Technology minor – 18-19 credit hours

Students will take one course from each of the three subject areas in science:

Life Sciences:
  • BIOL 110 General Biology – 4 credit hours
  • or BIOL102 Environmental Awarenss – 3 credit hours
Physical Sciences:
  • CHEM120 Introductory Chemistry – 4 credit hours
  • or CHEM 123 General Chemistry I – 4 credit hours
  • or PHYS118 Introduction to Physical Science – 4 credit hours
  • or PHYS 221 General Physics and Lab – 5 credit hours
Earth and Space Science:
  • PHYS 145 General Geology – 4 credit hours
  • or PHYS118 Earth-Space Science – 4 credit hours
  • or NSCM133 Descriptive Astronomy – 4 credit hours

Students will choose (6) six hours from Statistics, the Computer Studies Department or from a related technology-rich application. Only four hours of application courses will count towards the minor. The requirements may be met from any of the following:

  • A Statistics Course
  • Any courses from the Computer Studies Dept.
  • Technology-related courses (with approval from the Computer Studies Dept.)

Additional courses worth 9 credit hours.