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2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, Applied Physics Concentration, B.S.

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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 courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education requirement:

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

Major Requirements (48 hours)

Applied Physics Concentration (23-24 hours)

Supporting Courses (20 hours)


  • To make 120 hours; at least 18 credit hours of cognate/electives must be 3000/4000 level

Cognate Elective Areas (15 hours)

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: 31-32 Hours


Subtotal: 27-28 Hours

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