Physics Comprehensive - Engineering Emphasis, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Physics and Astronomy

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)14
LOPER 4: Mathematics, Statistics, and Quantitative Reasoning
Calculus I with Analytic Geometry 1
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8)11
Take any one course in LOPER 5, LOPER 6, or LOPER 7 that satisfies a Dispositional Requirement (LOPER 9 or LOPER 10) and a Broad Knowledge Requirement. The courses that meet these criteria are listed at See advisor for assistance.
LOPER 8: Natural Science
General Physics I (Calculus)
General Physics I (Calculus) Laboratory
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERS 9-10) 26
Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional0
BS Science-related course requirements8
Calculus II with Analytic Geometry
Differential Equations
Program Specific Requirements5
General Physics II (Calculus)
General Physics II (Calculus) Laboratory
Major Option
Complete all required courses61
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum15
Total Credit Hours120

Major Option

Physics Comprehensive (Engineering Emphasis) Requirements
PHYS 346Modern Physics I4
PHYS 410Mathematical Techniques in Physics I3
Physics Comprehensive (Engineering Emphasis) Electives
Select 9 credit hours of the following:9
Analytic Mechanics
Astrophysics I
Astrophysics II
Computational Methods in Physics and Astronomy
Astronomy Methods II
Electricity & Magnetism
Quantum Mechanics
Advanced Physics Laboratory
Solid State Physics
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Research in Physics
Physics Comprehensive (Engineering Emphasis) Math Requirements
MATH 260Calculus III5
Physics Chemistry Requirements
CHEM 160General Chemistry3
CHEM 160LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 161General Chemistry3
CHEM 161LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
Physics Comprehensive (Engineering Emphasis) Engineering Requirements
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
Select 11 credit hours of the following:11
Computer Aided Drafting for Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Circuits I
Engineering Circuits II
Engineering Statics
Mechanics of Materials
Engineering Dynamics
Students must take 18 credit hours of engineering classes at 300 level or above from an ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) accredited university. Three of these hours must demonstrate experiential learning, e.g. Senior Engineering Design.18
Total Credit Hours61

Students without sufficient preparation will also need to take the following courses, increasing the total credit hours needed:


Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.) Students applying this option will need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required GS hours.