Apr 19, 2019  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics, Applied Physics Concentration, B.S.

Department of Physics and Astronomy  
Ron Henderson, program coordinator

The Applied Physics concentration is designed for students interested in fields not traditionally associated with a physics degree, but that value the critical thinking and problem-solving skills associated with a physics major.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Physics, Applied Physics, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements

A 2.00 GPA is required in the Physics major.

General Education (41 hours)

General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following General Education courses are required for this major:

  • MATH 1910 (Math)
  • CHEM 1110/1111 (Nat Sci)
  • PHYS 2010/2011 or PHYS 2110/2111 (Nat Sci) recommended

Major Requirements (52 hours)

Applied Physics Concentration (27-28 hours)

Supporting Courses (9 hours)

Electives (21-22 hours)

Cognate Elective Areas (15 hours)

Advanced Physics

  •  PHYS/ASTR  Any upper division Physics or Astronomy

Total hours in program: 120

Curriculum: Physics, Applied Physics

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine arts, Mathematics, Natural sciences, and Social/Behavioral Science categories.


Subtotal: 31 Hours

Subtotal: 30-31 Hours


Subtotal: 30-31 Hours


Subtotal: 28-29 Hours