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, PHYS-1112, PHYS-1311 (or PHYS-1309), PHYS-1312 (or PHYS-1310), PHYS-2231, PHYS-3322, PHYS-3323, and at least four of the following courses:  PHYS-3321, PHYS-3324, PHYS-3325, PHYS-3333, PHYS-3335, PHYS-3412, PHYS-4350, PHYS-4395 (at least one must be either PHYS-3333 or PHYS-3335).  Senior Thesis students will add PHYS-4396. Honors Thesis students will take PHYS-3398, PHYS-4398, and PHYS-4399 in place of PHYS-4395. Students may substitute 3 hours of the research or thesis course corresponding their concentration (CHEM-3X90, ENGR-3X90, or CSCI-4398) in place of PHYS-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): 

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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  Dennis Ugolini, Ph.D. (Acting Chair — Summer '23)

  Jennifer Steele, Ph.D. (Chair — Fall '23 and Spring '24)


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