Minimum Requirements for Degree: 130 credits
The science of physics is concerned with the nature of matter and energy and encompasses all phenomena in the physical world from elementary particles to the structure and origin of the universe. Physics provides, together with mathematics and chemistry, the foundation of work in all fields of physical science and engineering, and contributes to other fields such as biology and medicine.
The field of applied physics encompasses those areas which have developed from fundamental research in physics in the last century, such as space physics, plasma physics, condensed matter physics, device physics, surface physics, biophysics, laser physics and reactor physics.
The undergraduate curriculum is based on a solid foundation in general physics. Students may study in the areas of applied physics such as atmospheric physics, space physics and engineering physics. A student completing this curriculum should be prepared for a career in industry and for advanced work in applied physics or related sciences (such as geophysics and biophysics).
Applied Physics -- B.S. Degree
1. Complete the general university requirements. (As part of the core curriculum requirements, complete: MATH 200X.)
2. Complete the B.S. degree requirements (page 30). (As part of the B.S. degree requirements, complete: MATH 201X, PHYS 211X* and PHYS 212X*.)
3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:
a. Complete the following:
Note: These credits must be in a chosen subject area and approved before the beginning of the student's final semester by the head of the physics department.
Note: Must exclude PHYS 103X and 104 from core curriculum Natural Science requirement.
See General Science.
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Last modified March 10, 1999