Suggested Degree Pathway for Double Major in Electrical Engineering & Physics

For students who entered fall 2017 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
EECE.1070 Intro to Electrical and Computer Engineering 2
ENGL.1010 College Writing I (CW) 3
CHEM.1210 Chemistry I (SCL) 3
CHEM.1230L Chemistry I Lab (SCL) 1
MATH.1310 Calculus I (MATH)1 4
PHYS.1410 Physics I (SCL) 3
PHYS.1410L Physics I Lab (SCL) 1
Total 17

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 19
EECE.2160 ECE Application Programming 3
ENGL.1020 College Writing II (CW) 3
CHEM.1220 Chemistry II (SCL) 3
CHEM.1240L Chemistry II Lab (SCL) 1
MATH.1320 Calculus II2 4
PHYS.1120 Freshman Physics Seminar 1
PHYS.1440 Physics II 3
PHYS.1440L Physics II Lab 1

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 16
EECE.2010 Circuit Theory I 3
EECE.2070 Basic Electrical Engineering Lab I 2
EECE.2650 Logic Design 3
MATH.2310 Calculus III 4
PHYS.2450 Physical Properties of Matter 3
PHYS.2450L Physics III Lab 1

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
EECE.2020 Circuit Theory II 3
EECE.2080 Basic Electrical Engineering Lab II 2
EECE.3170 Microprocessors I 3
MATH.2360 Engineering Differential Equations 3
PHYS.2100 Introductory Modern Physics 3
PHYS.2620L Principles in Laboratory Automation (TE) 3
Total 17

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
EECE.3110 Electronics I Lab (CTPS) 2
EECE.3550 Electromechanics 3
EECE.3620 Signals & Systems I 3
EECE.3650 Electronics I (QL) 3
PHYS.3810 Mathematical Physics I 3
ECON.2010/2020 Economics I or II (SS) 3
Total 17

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 17
EECE.3120 Electronics II Lab 2
EECE.3600 Engineering Electromagnetics I 3
EECE.3630 Introduction to Probability & Random Processes 3
EECE.3660 Electronics II 3
PHYS.3820 Mathematical Physics II 3
PHYS.4350 Introductory Quantum Mechanics I 3

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 18
EECE.3991 Capstone Proposal (IL), (WOC) 3
EECE.4610 Engineering Electromagnetics II 3
PHIL.3340 Engineering Ethics (AH), (SRE) 3
PHYS.xxxx Elective (TE)3 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS)5 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH)5 3

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 17
Course # Course Name Cr.
EECE.4130 Linear Feedback Systems 3
EECE.4991 Capstone Project (AIL) 3
EECE.4/5xxx Technical Elective (TE)4 3
PHYS.3930L Advanced Experimental Physics Lab I 2
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS)5 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH)5 3

Total Minimum Credits = 138

1Or MATH.1280 Calculus 1A and MATH.1290 Calculus 1B, followed by MATH.1320 Calculus II.
2A grade of C or better in Calculus II is required.
3PHYS.3380 Optics and Waves satisfies the prerequisite for PHYS.5390 Electro-Optics, a core course in the Optical Sciences option for the M.S. in Physics.
4EECE.5680 Electro-Optic Systems, also offered as EECE.4680, satisfies an elective course in the Optical Sciences option for the M.S. in Physics.
5Electrical Engineering & Physics students meet the Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome of Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) outside of the major. See the DCA course listing for a complete list of options.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Students must adhere to the university and college policy on double majors. All curriculum requirements in Engineering must be satisfied.

  • The student must inform both departments/colleges by the start of the junior year;
  • the student must submit a program for approval by the departments involved;
  • the Dean must approve declaration of a double major;
  • a declaration of a second major form must be submitted to the Office of Enrollment;
  • students may not present less than 57 credits outside the two major fields in order to satisfy the minimum degree requirements of 120;
  • students are awarded their degree in one college (they must choose one; otherwise, the degree will come from the college originally enrolled in).

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last Updated: 10/25/2018