Materials Science Track - Curriculum & Duration

The following is a typical curriculum for physics students entering the University in Fall 2015; other students should refer to their academic advisor for their curricula.

First Year

Principles of Chemistry I, II
Principles of Chemistry Lab I, II
Precalculus, Calculus I
Physical Education I, II
Physics Orientation
Writing and Rhetoric I, II
Physics I
Humanities or Social Sciences General Education Requirement

Second Year

Calculus II, III
Physics II, III
Linear Algebra
Introduction to Probability
Computer Programming I
Humanities or Social Sciences General Education Requirement
Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirements

Third Year

Differential Equations
Modern Physics I
Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences I, II
Introduction to Communication
Advanced Lab
Electricity and Magnetism
Optics and Wave Phenomena
Quantum Mechanics

Fourth Year

Statistical Mechanics
Introduction to Materials Science
Undergraduate Research in Physics
Physics Seminar
Introduction to Nanoscience
Solid State Physics
Advanced Research in Physics
Free Electives
Humanities or Social Sciences General Education Requirements
Physics/Chemistry/Biology Elective


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