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    Engineering Emphasis

    Physics Major With Engineering Emphasis

    The Physics with Engineering Emphasis program allows students three options:

    • Transfer after two years
    • Complete a B.S. degree in four years
    • Participate in a 3-2 program with UW-Madison or with UW-Milwaukee to receive two B.S. degrees in five years.

    The first two options are addressed in the sample 4 year plan below, and the 3-2 program is addressed in more detail on our 3-2 agreement page.

    Click here to download or print the Physics Engineering Emphasis Advising Checklist

    Click here to download or print the Physics Engineering sample four-year plan

    The following table represents a typical 4-year plan for a physics major who wants to pursue an engineering career. This 4-year plan fulfills the requirements for a Bachelor of Science, a physics major and a mathematics minor, as well as the General Education courses required by the University for graduation. You may wish to view a table of course requirements to compare the physics coursework required for each of the four emphases of the physics major.

     

    Term

    Course Name

    Credits

    Fall 2013           

    English 101 Freshman English

    3

    Physics 180 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I

    5

    Physics 190 Frontiers of Engineering and Physics   

    1

    Math 253 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

    5

    PEGRNL 192 Personal Health and Fitness

    1

    Total Semester Credits

    15

    Term

    Course Name

    Credits

    SPRING 2014     

    English 102 Freshman English

    3

    Physics 181 Physics for Scientists and Engineers iI

    5

    Math 254 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

    5

    GenED 110 World of the Arts

    3

    Total Semester Credits

    16

    Term         

    Course Name

    Credits

    Fall 2014          

    GenEd 130 Individual and Society

    3

    Physics 305 Mechanics: Statics

    3

    Physics 190 Frontiers of Engineering and Physics    

    1

    Physics 324 Methods of Theoretical Physics

    3

    Math 255 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

    3

    Physics 221 Intermediate Laboratory

    2

    Total Semester Credits

    15

    Term

    Course Name

    Credits

    Spring 2015    

    Speech 110 Fundamentals of Speech

    3         

    Physics 310 Mechanics: Dynamics

    3

    Physics 330 Electronics

    3

    Physics 331 Electronics Laboratory

    1

    GenEd 120 or GenEd 140 Global or Historical Perspectives

    3

    Math 355 Matrices and Linear Algebra

    3

    Total Semester Credits

    16

    Term

    Course Name

    Credits

    Fall 2015          

    Physics 364 Thermal Physics

    3

    Chemistry 102 Introductory Chemistry I                    

    5

    GenEd 390 The World of Ideas

    3

    Math 361 Differential Equations

    3

    Total Semester Credits

    14

    Term

    Course Name

    Credits

    Spring 2016    

    Physics 344 Modern Physics                                       

    4

    Physics 325 Classical Electromagnetism

    3

    Chemistry 104 Introductory Chemistry II

    5

    CompSci 172, 174 or 347

    3

    Total Semester Credits

    15

    Term

    Course Name

    Credits

    Fall 2016          

    Physics 489 Senior Seminar

    2

    Physics 496 Special Topics                                        

    2

    Diversity

    3

    Foreign Language I

    4

    English 370 Adv. Composition 

    3

    Total Semester Credits

    14

    Term

    Course Name

    Credits

    Spring 2017    

    Math 459 Partial Differential Equations                       

    3

    Diversity

    3

    Physics 360 Optics

    4

    Foreign Language II

    4

    Elective

    3

    Total Semester Credits

    16

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