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    Industrial Emphasis

    Physics Major With Industrial Emphasis

    Recommended for students intending to seek employment in industry.

    Click here for the Physics Industry Emphasis Advising Checklist

    Click here for the Physics Industry Emphasis sample four-year plan. (PDF file)

    The following table represents a typical 4 year plan for a physics major who wants to work in industrial research and development. 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 347 Scientific Computing

    3

     


     

    Total Semester Credits

    15

    Term

    Course Name

    Credits

    Fall 2016              

    Physics 489 Senior Seminar

    2

    Physics 496 Special Topics                                                     

    3                

    Diversity  

    3

    ITBE 141 Concepts of Business

    3

    English 370 Adv. Composition                                                  

    3

    Total Semester Credits

    14

    Term

    Course Name

    Credits

    Spring 2017   

    Math 459 Partial Differential Equations

    3

    ACCOUNT 244 Introduction to Financial Accounting

    3             

    Physics 360 Optics

    4

    ECON 201 Principles of Micro-Economics

    3

    Elective

    3

    Total Semester Credits

    15

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