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Research and Applied Physics Concentrations

Research Concentration

Course Number

Credit Hours

Course Name

CS 13001
 
CS 13011
CS 13012
4 CS I: Programming and Problem Solving (4)
or
CS IA - Procedural Programming (2) and
CS IB - Object Oriented Programming (2)
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*
  8 General electives
  34 Total

Applied Physics Concentration

Course Number

Credit Hours

Course Name

CS 13001
 
CS 13011
CS 13012
4 CS I: Programming and Problem Solving (4)
or
CS IA - Procedural Programming (2) and
CS IB - Object Oriented Programming (2)
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*
  8 General electives
  34 Total

* These courses may be replaced with physics-related electives selected from mathematics or the natural sciences with adviser'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
  5 General Electives
  34 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
  6 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
  34 Total

Computer Science Concentration

Course Number

Credit Hours

Course Name

CS 13001
 
CS 13011
CS 13012
4 CS I: Programming and Problem Solving (4)
or
CS IA - Procedural Programming (2) and
CS IB - Object Oriented Programming (2)
CS 23001 4 CS II: Data Structures and Abstraction
CS 23002 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
  5 General electives
  34 Total

Applied Mathematics Concentration

Course Number

Credit Hours

Course Name

CS 13001
 
CS 13011
CS 13012
4 CS I: Programming and Problem Solving (4)
or
CS IA - Procedural Programming (2) and
CS IB - Object Oriented Programming (2)
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
  8 General electives
  34 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
  1 General electives
  40 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.