The Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics is designed for students wishing to pursue a multidisciplinary graduate program or career upon graduation.

Requirements for the major
I. Departmental requirements:

A. At least 28 credit hours in Physics, including the following or equivalent courses: PHYS 1111, 1112, 1311 (or 1309), 1312 (or 1310), 2231, 3322, 3323, and at least four of the following courses:  3321, 3324, 3325, 3333, 3335, 3412, 4350, 4395 (at least one must be either 3333 or 3335).  Senior Thesis students will add PHYS 4396. Honors Thesis students will take PHYS 3398, 4398, and 4399 in place of 4395

B. Math requirements: 

C. Seminar Requirement:  

  • Four semesters of PHYS 2094.  Students may substitute up to 2 semesters of the equivalent seminar courses for their concentration.

D. Completion of Wagner Senior Assessment Exam in fall of the senior year.

II. One of the following options:

A. Computer Science Concentration (at least 15 hours): 

  • Either PHYS 4221 or 4231
  • CSCI 1120, 1320, 1321, plus at least an additional six credit hours of CSCI courses, three of which need to be 3XXX or above.  

B. Chemistry Concentration (at least 14 hours):  

C. Applied Physics Concentration (at least 16 hours): 

III. University requirements:

Completion of all other required elements of the Pathways curriculum, 30 upper division hours, and at least 120 credit hours. 

The above are minimal requirements allowing students to supplement their programs with those courses best suited to fulfill their particular needs and to further their professional growth. 

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