Apr 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Physics, B.S.: Applied Physics Concentration


About the Physics: Applied Physics Concentration Bachelor’s Program


The applied physics concentration is a variation of the professional concentration for students who wish to pursue more applied work, such as graduate study or employment in engineering fields. It requires the same coursework as the professional option (excluding PHYS 4308  and one PHYS elective course), with an additional 12 required hours of an applied specialty. Majors in this concentration are strongly encouraged to minor in mathematics and to devote time to undergraduate research.

Communication Literacy Requirement. Communication Literacy courses for the Physics major (all concentrations) are three courses from: PHYS 2305 , PHYS 3304 , PHYS 3401 , and PHYS 4306 .

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 14


Spring


Total: 14


Second Year


Fall


Total: 17


Total: 14


Third Year


Fall


Total: 16


Spring


Total: 15


Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 15


Total Hours: 120


Applied physics concentration students are strongly encouraged to minor in mathematics, as assumed in the curriculum above.

* Choose from the university’s core curriculum .
Some Physics electives are offered in alternate years. Consult the current Physics Undergraduate Handbook at www.depts.ttu.edu/phas for current scheduling.

Foreign Language


A student must complete 3 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is proficiency at the freshman level. This proficiency can be determined through credit or by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5-hour review course, or in some cases the first or second semester of a beginning (first-year) language course. See Arts & Sciences General Degree Requirements  for further explanation.

Multicultural


Choose from the university’s Multicultural Requirement  list. Students may choose a course that also fulfills the core Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement; the core Creative Arts requirement; or the Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement.

Engineering or Applied Physics Electives


These courses should be selected in consultation with and approved by the physics academic advisor.