Suggested Degree Pathway for Physics - Photonics Option

For students who entered Fall 2013 to Spring 2015. 

Note: no more students are being accepted into this option as of fall 2016.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.1610 Physics I (H)
4
PHYS.1610L
Physics I Lab (H)
2
ENGL.1010
(Gen. Ed.) College Writing I
3
MATH.1310
Calculus I 4
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) SS
3
Total 16(61)

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.1120 Freshman Physics Seminar 1
PHYS.1640
Physics II (H)
4
PHYS.1640L
Physics II Lab (H)
2
ENGL.1020
(Gen. Ed.) College Writing II
3
MATH.1320
Calculus II
4
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) AH 3
Total 17(71)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.2690
Physics III (H) 4
PHYS.2610L
Physics of Material & Devices 3
CHEM.1210
Chemistry I
3
CHEM.1230L
Chemistry I Lab
1
MATH.2310
Calculus III
4
Total 15(71)

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.2100
Intro. Modern Physics
3
PHYS.2620L
Prin. Lab Automation
3
CHEM.1220
Chemistry II 3
CHEM.1240L
Chemistry II Lab 1
MATH.2340
Differential Equations
3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) SS 3
Total 16(61)

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.3530
Electromagnetism I
3
PHYS.3810
Math Physics I
3
MATH.2210
Linear Algebra I
3
xxxx.xxxx
(Gen. Ed.) AH
3
Total 12(91)

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.4350
Intro. Quantum Mechanics I
3
PHYS.3380
Physical Optics and Waves
3
PHYS.3820
Math Physics II
3
xXXx.xxxX (Gen. Ed.) SS 3
Total 12(91)

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.4130
Mechanics
3
PHYS.4210
Statistical Thermodynamics
3
PHYS.4390 Electro-Optics w/ Lab
4
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) AH
3
Total 13(101)

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.4400
Image Processing w/Lab
4
PHYS.4540
Physics Capstone
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective
3
Total 15(61)
Total Minimum Credits = 120

Consult the General Education website for General Education requirements. See your Faculty Advisor to determine which courses you should take to fulfill the Gen. Ed. Diversity (D) and Ethics (E) categories. General Education courses may be taken in any sequence.

1number of specified physics credits

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: 10/17/2017