**Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Applied Physical Analysis: 36 Credits**

The Bachelor of Science program in Applied Physical Analysis is an interdisciplinary course of study designed to prepare students for a career involving the quantitative analysis of data. The program includes programs in physics, mathematics and computer science. It is intended to provide the background required for graduate study in engineering. Special opportunities for hands-on experience in solar energy technology are available.

Program Goals

Learning Objectives

1. Students will gain an understanding of the physical world

1A. Students will demonstrate an improved understanding of the fundamental concepts in each of the major areas of physics.

2. Students will gain an understanding of the application of statistical analysis to physical measurements.

2A. Students will articulate ways in which statistics are applied to the analysis of physical measurements.

3. Students develop the ability to effectively present the results of quantitative studies

3A. Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively present the results of quantitative studies.

4. Students can succeed in professional careers and programs in applied quantitative analysis.

4A. Students will be well prepared for graduate study.

*Course Requirements*

**Four credits from the following:**

PHY 211

General Physics I

4 hours

PHY 221

Modeling the Physical World I

3 hours

PHY 223

Physics Project Laboratory I

1 hour

**Four credits from the following:**

PHY 212

General Physics II

4 hours

PHY 222

Modeling the Physical World II

3 hours

PHY 224

Physics Project Laboratory II

1 hour

**All of the following:**

PHY 471

Classical Mechanics

3 hours

PHY 591

Seminar in Engineering

1 hour

MTH 545

Differential Equations

3 hours

MTH 561

Mathematical Statistics I

3 hours

MTH 562

Mathematical Statistics II

3 hours

**Three credits from the following:**

CSC 221

Introduction to Computer Programming

3 hours

PHY 553

Computational Physics

3 hours

**Three credits from the following:**

ERG 481

Senior Project in Energy Studies I

3 hours

PHY 497

Directed Independent Research

3 hours

**Nine credits from the following:**

CSC 222

Object-Oriented Programming

3 hours

CSC 321

Data Structures

3 hours

CSC 414

Computer Organization

3 hours

CSC 421

Algorithm Design and Analysis

3 hours

CSC 533

Programming Languages

3 hours

CSC 548

Software Engineering

3 hours

CSC 590

Special Topics

3 hours

ERG 211

Design and Rapid Prototyping I

1 hour

ERG 212

Design and Rapid Prototyping II

1 hour

ERG 241

Introduction to Energy Transfer

3 hours

ERG 251

History and Technology of the Western World

2 hours

ERG 311

Design and Rapid Prototyping III

1 hour

ERG 312

Design and Rapid Prototyping IV

1 hour

MTH 529

Linear Algebra

3 hours

MTH 543

Numerical Analysis

3 hours

MTH 546

Partial Differential Equations

3 hours

MTH 551

Differential Geometry

3 hours

MTH 555

Chaotic Dynamical Systems

3 hours

MTH 563

Mathematical Statistics III

3 hours

MTH 571

Operations Research

3 hours

MTH 572

Fuzzy Logic

3 hours

MTH 573

Probabilistic Models

3 hours

MTH 575

Introductory Stochastic Processes

3 hours

PHY 301

Modern Physics

3 hours

PHY 303

Electronics Laboratory

1 hour

PHY 331

Physical Optics

3 hours

PHY 332

Optics Laboratory

1 hour

PHY 481

Electricity and Magnetism

3 hours

PHY 491

Physics Seminar

1 hour

PHY 521

Electronics for Scientists

3 hours

PHY 522

Electric Circuits

3 hours

PHY 531

Quantum Mechanics

3 hours

PHY 541

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

3 hours

PHY 551

Mathematical Physics

3 hours

PHY 553

Computational Physics

3 hours

PHY 561

Nuclear Physics

3 hours

PHY 562

Nuclear Instruments and Methods

2 hours

PHY 571

Solid State Physics

3 hours

PHY 572

Solid State Laboratory

3 hours

PHY 587

Laser Physics

3 hours

**Requisite Courses: **MTH 245, 246, 347

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