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Engineering Physics Courses & Requirements

Required courses for the Engineering Physics Concentration

In addition to the required courses listed near the bottom of this page that all physics majors must take, the following courses are required for the engineering physics concentration:

PHY125  Introduction to Engineering   
PHY211  Statics   
PHY355  Quantum Mechanics   
PHY328  Strength of Materials
    or PHY261 & 262 Introduction to Material Science & Lab
PHY471  Research I   
CHE111 & CHE112  Principles of Chemistry I, II
    or CPS121 & 122  Introduction to Programming & Object-Oriented Software Development

The following are optional courses, recommended depending on the engineering field of interest:

PHY340  Optics   
PHY341 & PHY342  Electric and Magnetic Fields II & Lab

Required courses for all Physics majors

PHY121 & LabIntroductory Physics I
PHY122 & LabIntroductory Physics II
PHY221/MAT221 Mathematical Methods in Physics I
PHY225 Electronics
PHY226 Electronics Lab
PHY283 Modern Physics
PHY284 Modern Physics Lab
PHY293 Mechanics 
PHY294 Mechanics Lab
PHY338 & PHY339 Electric & Magnetic Fields I & Lab
PHY372 Thermal Physics
PHY391 & PHY392 Junior Seminar I, II
PHY491 & PHY492 Senior Seminar I, II
MAT141 & MAT142 Calculus I, II
MAT223 Calculus III
MAT225 Differential Equations