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Engineering Physics degree curriculum

Engineering Physics 2016-2017 (sample) Paradigm

This sample paradigm shows a normal 4 year progression towards a degree in engineering physics. Some of the courses should be taken in this order due to prerequisite structures, others may be switched. 

Freshman Year Semester I  credits
CHEM 115 General Chemistry & Lab
ENG 111 English Composition I                          3
MATH 131 Calculus I 3
ME 121 Solids Modeling 3
CBU 101 0
Total 13

Freshman Year Semester II credits
ENG 112 English Composition II                         3
MATH 132 Calculus II 3
PHYS 150 Physics I & Lab 4
Religious Studies GER 3
Elective 3
Total 16 

Sophomore Year Semester I    credits
ECE 221 Circuit Analysis I.                                  3
MATH 231 Differential Equations                        3
PHYS 251  Physics II & Lab 4
Literature GER 3
Religious Studies GER 3
Total 16 

Sophomore Year Semester II   credits
CS 172 Fundamentals of Computer Science & Lab  4
ECE 222 Circuit Analysis II      3
ME 301 Engineering Instrumentation
2
MATH 232 Calculus III  3 
PHYS 252  Physics III 3
Total 15

Junior Year Semester I   credits 
ECE 331 Electronics I 3
ECE 331L Junior Lab 1
MATH 121 0
PHYS 252L Physics III lab 1
PHYS 353 Solid State Physics                                  3
PHYS 415  Optics & Lab
4
Elective 3
Total 15

Junior Year Semester II credits
Engineering Elective1 3
ENGR/Phys/Math Elective1 3
PHYS 452 Advanced Physics Lab                            
Moral Values GER 3
Social Science/History GER 3
Elective 3
Total 16

 Senior Year Semester I credits
 MATH 309 Probability                                                3
 PHYS 340 E & M Fields 3
 PHYS 380 Advanced Mechanics  3
 PHYS 447 Quantum Mechanics 3
 PHYS 491 Research I 0
 Elective 3
 Total  15 

Senior Year Semester II  credits
PHYS 347 Special Relativity 
PHYS 430 Thermal Physics                                      3
PHYS 492 Research II 2
PHYS 499 Comprehensives 0
Engineering Elective1  3
Social Science/History GER 3
Elective 3
Total 16

Total credits required for the degree 122.
Transfer students must take at least one-half of the required courses numbered above 300 at CBU.

1 Engineering electives must be numbered 300 or above and can be from any field of engineering but must be approved by the Physics Department.