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Concentration Requirements  

Research and Applied Physics Concentrations

Research Concentration

Course Number Credit Hours Course Name
CS  13001 4 CS I: Programming and Problem Solving
PHY  36002 3 Applications of Modern Physics
PHY  45301 3 Thermal Physics
PHY  45403 3 Data Analysis and Computational Physics Techniques
PHY  46101 4 Quantum Mechanics
  9 Physics electives*
  9 General electives
  35 Total


Applied Physics Concentration

Course Number Credit Hours Course Name
CS  13001 4 CS I: Programming and Problem Solving
PHY  22564 3 Introduction to Materials Physics
PHY  32511 4 Electronics
PHY  36002 3 Applications of Modern Physics
PHY  45403 3 Data Analysis and Computational Physics Techniques
PHY  45501 3 Electromagnetic Waves and Modern Optics
  6 Physics electives*
  9 General electives
  35 Total

*These courses may be replaced with physics-related electives selected from mathematics or the natural sciences with advisor's permission.

Physics Interdisciplinary Concentrations

Chemistry Concentration

Course Number Credit Hours Course Name
CHEM  30105 3 Analytical Chemistry I
CHEM  30107 1 Analytical Chemistry Lab I
CHEM  30301 2 Inorganic Chemistry I
PHY  36002 3 Applications of Modern Physics
PHY  45301 3 Thermal Physics
    Plus 4-6 hours of the following:
CHEM  20481 4 Basic Organic Chemistry*
CHEM  30481 3 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM  30482 3 Organic Chemistry II
 
Plus 3-5 hours of the following:
CHEM  20482 2 Basic Organic Chemistry**
CHEM  30050 2 Introduction to Materials Chemistry
CHEM  30106 2 Analytical Chemistry II
CHEM  30108 2 Analytical Chemistry Lab II
CHEM  30284 4 Introductory Biological Chemistry
CHEM  30475 1 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM  30476 1 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM  40556 3 Elementary Physical Chemistry
CHEM  40567 4 Basic Concepts of Physical Chem.***
CHEM  40568 1 Elementary Physical Chemistry Lab****
  8 Physics Electives
  6 General Electives
  35 Total
Total must include 15 hours from Chemistry courses listed above.


Biological Sciences Concentration

Course Number Credit Hours Course Name
BSCI  10110 4 Biological Diversity
BSCI  10120 4 Biological Foundations
BSCI  30140 4 Cell Biology
BSCI  30156 3 Elements of Genetics
BSCI  40163 3 Organic Evolution
PHY  45301 3 Thermal Physics
  4 Biological sciences upper-division electives
  3 Major electives
  7 General electives
    Recommended major electives:
BSCI  40158 3 Molecular Biology
CHEM  30481 3 Organic Chemistry I
PHY  41010 3 Biophotonics
PHY  44600 3 Introduction to Biological Physics
  35 Total


Computer Science Concentration

Course Number Credit Hours Course Name
CS  13001 4 CS I: Programming and Problem Solving
CS  23001
4 CS II: Data Structures and Abstraction
CS  23022 3 Discrete Structures for Computer Science
CS  42201 3 Intro. to Numerical Computing I
PHY  36002 3 Applications of Modern Physics
  6 Computer science upper-division electives
  6 Physics electives
  6 General electives
  35 Total


Applied Mathematics Concentration

Course Number Credit Hours Course Name
CS  13001 4 CS I: Programming and Problem Solving
PHY  36002 3 Applications of Modern Physics
PHY  45401
4 Mathematical Methods in Physics
PHY  45403
3 Data Analysis and Computational Physics Techniques
  6 Mathematics electives
  6 Physics electives
  9 General electives
  35 Total

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Osteopathy Concentration

Course Number Credit Hours Course Name
BSCI 10120                        
4                    
Biological Foundations
BSCI 30140
4 Cell Biology
BSCI 30156
3 Elements of Genetics
BSCI 30171
4 General Microbiology
CHEM 30475
1 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 30476
1 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 30481
3 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 30482
3 Organic Chemistry II
PSYC 11762
3 General Psychology (satisfies KC Social Sciences and Domestic Diversity)
SOC 12050
3 Introduction to Sociology (satisfies KC Social Sciences and Domestic Diversity)


Plus 3-4 hours of the following:
BSCI 30030
4 Human Physiology
BSCI 40430
3 Animal Physiology


Plus 4 hours of the following:
CHEM 30284
4 Introductory Biological Chemistry
CHEM 40245
4 Biochemical Foundations of Medicine


Plus 3-4 hours of the following:
BSCI 30518
4 Vertebrate Anatomy
BSCI 40174
3 Immunology
BSCI 40517
3 Medical Histology
PHY 41010
3 Biophotonics
PHY 44600
3 Introduction to Biological Physics
  39 Total

*Students must choose either CHEM 20481 or CHEM 30481 and 30482.

**CHEM 20482 may not be taken if CHEM 30481 and 30482 are taken.

***Students who choose CHEM 40567 should not also take CHEM 40556.

****CHEM 40568 may only be selected if CHEM 40556 or 40567 is taken as a pre/corequisite.