2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Physics, Bachelor of Science and Materials Science, Master of Science - Five-Year Dual Degree

Summary of Graduation Requirements

Subject Area Credits
General Education Core 40
Major Requirements 70
Electives 10
Other Requirements 41
Total Credit Hours 161

Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
CSC 169 Introduction to Computer Science 3
ENG 101 College English I 3
ENG 102 College English II 3
HED 100 Personal and Community Health 2
MTH 184 Calculus I 4
MTH 251 Calculus II 4
PED 100 Fundametals of Fitness for Life 1
PHY 160 University Physics I 4
PHY 160L University Physics Laboratory I 1
PHY 161 University Physics II 4
PHY 161L University Physics Laboratory II 1
SEM 101
SEM 102
Spartan Seminar 101
and Spartan Seminar 102
2
 Credits32
Second Year
SEM 201 Spartan Seminar 201 1
CHM 221 General Chemistry I 3
CHM 221L General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
CHM 222 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 222L General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
EEN 301 Electronic Devices,Engineering Electronics I 3
ENG 203 Advanced Communication Skills 3
XXX XXXCultural Perspectives (Humanities) 3
African-American Literature, 1940-PRESENT
or African-American Music
 
MTH 252 Calculus III 4
MTH 372 Differential Equations 3
PHY 241 Physics Seminar 1
PHY 260 University Physics III 4
PHY 350 Modern Physics 3
PHY 351 Modern Physics 2
 Credits35
Summer
PHY 397 Introduction to Research (to fulfill Elective Requirement) 3
 Credits3
Third Year
PHY 356 Heat and Thermodynamics 3
PHY 365 Physical Mechanics 3
PHY 366 Physical Mechanics 3
PHY 375 Electricity and Magnetism I 3
PHY 380 Quantum Mechanics I 3
PHY 399 Advanced Laboratory 2
ENG 285 Public Speaking 3
XXX XXXSocial Science Elective from the Core 3
Select one Cultural Perspectives (Social Sciences) of the following: 3
African-American History  
African-American History Since 1865  
Modern African History & Cultures 1600-PRESENT  
Independent Latin America  
XXX XXXElective (unrestricted) 1
Select two of the following Restricted Math Electives: 6
Linear Algebra  
Advanced Vector Calculus  
Complex Variables  
Mathematical Methods Physical Sciences I  
Mathematical Methods for Physical Sciences II  
 Credits33
Fourth Year
CHM 545 Mathematical Method 3
XXX XXXHumanities Elective from the Core 3
MSE 530 Materials Science 3
MSE 533 Polymers/Composites 3
PHY 468 Optics 3
PHY 475 Electricity and Magnetism II 3
PHY 480 Quantum Mechanics II 3
PHY 498 Sr Project I 2
PHY 499 Sr Project II 2
PHY 565 Physical Mechanics 3
PHY 580 Quantum Mechanics for Material Science 3
 Credits31
Summer
MATS 697 Research I 3
 Credits3
Fifth Year
CHM 573 Advance Inorganic 3
CHM 663 Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy 3
MATS 575 Instrumentation 3
CHM 633 Molecular Dynamics 3
MATS 710 Special Topics II 3
MATS 797 Research III 3
MATS 799 Thesis 3
PHY 653 Solid State Physics 3
PHY 675 Elctricity and Magnetism 3
 Credits27
 Total Credits164