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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 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
Major Requirements 48 hours*
     Major Core    25 hours
     Applied Physics Concentration    23-24 hours
Supporting Courses 20 hours*
Electives 11-22 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase. 

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 required by the program meet General Education requirements:

Major Requirements (48 hours)

Applied Physics Concentration (23-24 hours)

Supporting Courses (20 hours)

Electives (11-22 hours)

  • At least 18 credit hours of cognate/electives must be 3000/4000 level

Cognate Elective Areas (15 hours)

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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