Engineering Physics Major

This option is intended for students who wish to teach physics or engineering and/or work in fields related to engineering and physics that do not require a complete set of advanced engineering or physics training such as engineering technologist, lab technician, and sustainability.

Major Requirements (62+ credits)

Code Course Credits
EE/100/ME 100 or PHYS 101 Engineering Orientation or Freshmen Physics Seminar 2 or 1
PHYS 151 General Physics: Mechanics with Lab 4
PHYS 152 General Physics: Electricity & Magnetism with Lab 4
PHYS 250 RI Research Methods in Physics 2
PHYS 300 Intermediate Modern Physics 4
PHYS 410WS Senior Physics Seminar 1
CHEM 103 General Chemistry 4
CS 170 or CS xxx Introduction to Scientific and Engineering Programming or other approved programming language course 3
MATH 140 Calculus I 4
MATH 141 Calculus II 4
MATH 300 Calculus III 4
MATH 331 Differential Equations 3
MATH xxx One (1) MATH elective course chosen from: MATH 315, MATH 316, MATH 320, MATH 351, MATH 354, MATH 411, MATH 412, or MATH 423 3
ME 230WS Technical Communication 3
PHYS xxx Two of the following:
  • PHYS 208, Optics (4)
  • PHYS 305, Classical Mechanics (3)
  • PHYS 310, Electromagnetic Theory I (3)
  • PHYS 311, Electromagnetic Theory II (3)
  • PHYS 413, Quantum Mechanics (3)
6+
XXX xxx Two (2) ME or EE courses numbered between 199 and 299 6+
XXX xxx Two (2) ME or EE courses numbered above 300 6+

Course Frequencies

Physics and Engineering Physics majors should work with their faculty academic advisor to make a degree plan during their first semester of enrollment and update this plan each semester. When making a Physics or Engineering Physics degree plan, please keep in mind the following course frequencies.

  • PHYS 101 is generally offered every fall semester.
  • PHYS 151 & PHYS 152 are generally offered every fall and spring semester.
  • PHYS 203 is generally offered every spring semester.
  • PHYS 208 is generally offered every fall semester.
  • PHYS 250RI is offered based on demand.
  • PHYS 305 is offered fall semesters of odd-numbered years.
  • PHYS 310 is offered fall semesters of even-numbered years.
  • PHYS 311 is offered spring semesters of odd-numbered years.
  • PHYS 413 is offered spring semesters of even-numbered years.
  • PHYS 410WS is generally offered every spring semester.
  • PHYS 151 & PHYS 152 are generally offered every fall and spring semester.
  • PHYS 203 is generally offered every spring semester.
  • PHYS 208 is generally offered every fall semester.
  • PHYS 250RI is offered based on demand.
  • PHYS 305 is offered fall semesters of odd-numbered years.
  • PHYS 310 is offered fall semesters of even-numbered years.
  • PHYS 311 is offered spring semesters of odd-numbered years.
  • PHYS 413 is offered spring semesters of even-numbered years.
  • PHYS 410WS is generally offered every spring semester.

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