Applied Physics Tracks

Applied Physics Sample Tracks

The Applied Physics degree provides the basics of the discipline of physics while leaving great flexibility in the schedule for particular student interests in applied areas. It includes a student-selected, advisor-approved set of elective courses, 12 credit hours, that may be taken inside or outside the Department of Physics and Astronomy, tailored to individual student interests in applied physics. It is an excellent degree for those who may continue study in law, business or medicine, computer/information technology or in an engineering or another science area after the BS. It is also appropriate for those who wish to work in a science or technical area at the BS level in industry or government. It is also an attractive degree for those undergraduates who have a clear vision of individual educational goals in physics and wish to take advantage of the flexibility in this program. These 12 hours must consist of a coherent set of courses with an identified educational goal. Up to three of the 12 hours can be from 200-level classes, the remaining hours must be upper division (300-level or above).

To give you a sense of what is possible, below are many actual Applied Physics elective tracks which have been approved in recent years.

Acoustics 1

  • EC EN 380 - 4 cr
  • PHSCS 461 - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 513R - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 561 - 3 cr

Acoustics 2

  • EC EN 380 - 4 cr
  • ME EN 312 - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 461 - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 513R - 3 cr

Acoustics 3

  • EC EN 240 - 4 cr
  • EC EN 380 - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 451 - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 461 - 3 cr

Acoustics 4

  • EC EN 380 - 4 cr
  • PHSCS 461 - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 513R - 3 cr
  • STATS 201 - 3 cr

Acoustics 5

  • ME EN 312 - 3 cr
  • ME EN 321 - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 461 - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 513R - 3 cr

Acoustics 6

  • BUS M 372 - 3 cr
  • EC EN 380 - 4 cr
  • MUSIC 252 - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 461 - 3 cr

Aerospace Engineering

  • ME EN 312 - 3 cr
  • ME EN 321 - 3 cr
  • ME EN 415 - 3 cr
  • ME EN 426 - 3 cr

Biochemistry

  • CHEM 351 - 3 cr
  • CHEM 352 - 3 cr
  • MMBIO 240 - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 360 - 3 cr

Business Management/Finance

  • BUS M 371R - 1 cr
  • BUS M 491R - 2 cr
  • BUS M 596R - 3 cr
  • FIN 201 - 3 cr
  • FIN 418 - 3 cr

Chemical Engineering

  • CH EN 273 - 3 cr
  • CH EN 374 - 3 cr
  • CHEM 351 - 3 cr
  • CHEM 352 - 3 cr

Computer Science 1

  • C S 240 - 3 cr
  • C S 312 - 3 cr
  • C S 355 - 3 cr
  • C S 450 - 3 cr

Computer Science 2

  • C S 236 - 3 cr
  • C S 360 - 3 cr
  • C S 460 - 3 cr
  • ME EN 373 - 3 cr

High Tech Entrepreneurship

  • BUS M 490R - 3 cr
  • C S 235 - 3 cr
  • EC EN 550 - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 360 - 3 cr

Linguistics

  • COMD 421 - 3 cr
  • LING 310 - 3 cr
  • LING 440 - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 461 - 3 cr

Materials Science

  • ME EN 250 - 3 cr
  • ME EN 321 - 3 cr
  • ME EN 373 - 3 cr
  • ME EN 475 - 3 cr

Mathematics 1

  • MATH 341 - 3 cr
  • MATH 342 - 3 cr
  • MATH 371 - 3 cr
  • MATH 534 - 3 cr

Mathematics 2

  • C S 236 - 3 cr
  • MATH 341 - 3 cr
  • MATH 371 - 3 cr
  • MATH 534 - 3 cr

Mechanical Engineering

  • ME EN 340 - 3 cr
  • ME EN 422 - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 360 - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 451 - 3 cr

Microbiology/Molecular Biology

  • MMBIO 240 - 3 cr
  • MMBIO 494R - 4 cr
  • MMBIO 551R - 1 cr
  • MMBIO 551R - 3 cr
  • MMBIO 691R - 1 cr

Neuroscience

  • NEURO 205 - 3 cr
  • NEURO 360 - 2 cr
  • NEURO 380 - 3 ccr
  • NEURO 480 - 3 cr
  • NEURO 481 - 1 cr\

Nuclear engineering

  • CH EN 412 - 3 cr
  • ME EN 422 - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 451 - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 452 - 3 cr

Physics Teaching

  • PHSCS 310 - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 311 - 3 cr
  • PHY S 276 - 4 cr
  • PHY S 377 - 3 cr

Pre-Law

  • FLANG 330R - 3 cr
  • POLI 315 - 3 cr
  • SFL 260 - 3 cr
  • STDEV 496R - 3 cr

Pre-Med 1

  • CHEM 351 - 3 cr
  • CHEM 352 - 3 cr
  • CHEM 481 - 3 cr
  • PD BIO 362 - 3 cr

Pre-Med 2

  • CHEM 351 - 3 cr
  • CHEM 352 - 3 cr
  • CHEM 353 - 2 cr
  • PD BIO 305 - 4 cr

Quantum Computing

  • C S 236 - 3 cr
  • C S 312 - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 451 - 3 cr
  • PHSCS 452 - 3 cr