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Undergraduate Concentrations >

B.S. Applied Physics Curriculum:
Concentration in Computational Physics

A senior project is required, which consists of a research course, cooperative assignment, or prior research project approval.

First Year
Fall Credit Hours   Spring Credit Hours
PHYS-1100 Physics I 4 PHYS-1200 Physics II 4
MATH-1010 Calculus I 4 MATH-1020 Calculus II 4
CHEM-1100 Chemistry I [2] 4 Elective 4
Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective [3] 4 Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective [3] 4
 
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours   Spring Credit Hours
PHYS-2960 Modern Physics 4 PHYS-2350 Experimental Physics 4
MATH-2010 Multivariable Calculus &
Matrix Algebra
4 MATH-2400 Intro. to Differential Equations 4
CSCI-1100 Computer Science I 4 Elective 4
Elective [4] 4 Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective [3] 4
 
Third Year
Fall Credit Hours   Spring Credit Hours
PHYS-2330 Intermediate Mechanics 4 PHYS-4210 Electromagnetic Theory 4
PHYS-2510 Quantum Physics 4 PHYS-4810 Computer Modeling
in Physics
4
Elective 4 PHYS-4420 Thermodynamics and
Statistical Mechanics
4
Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective [3] 4 Elective 4
 
Fourth Year
Fall Credit Hours   Spring Credit Hours
CSCI-4800 Numerical Computing 4 MATH-4820 Intro. to Numerical Methods
for Differential Equations
4
PHYS-2370 Research Participation 4 Elective 4
Elective 4 Elective 4
Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective [3] 4 Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective [3] 4
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