(120 credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
PHYS 111 Physics I 3
PHYS 111A Physics I Laboratory 1
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
CS 113
Introduction to Computer Science
or Intro. to CS I in C++
3
CHEM 121
Fundamentals of Chemical Principles I
or General Chemistry I
3
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
PHYS 114 Introduction to Data Reduction with Applications 3
PHYS 121 Physics II 3
PHYS 121A Physics II Laboratory 1
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
CHEM 122
Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II
or General Chemistry II
3
CHEM 124 General Chemistry Laboratory 1
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
PHYS 234 Physics III 3
PHYS 231A Physics III Laboratory 1
MATH 213 Calculus III B 4
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
Free Elective 3
MATH 225
Survey of Probability and Statistics
or Probability and Statistics
1-3
 Term Credits15-17
2nd Semester
MATH 222 Differential Equations 4
MATH 328 Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers 3
PHYS 335
Introductory Thermodynamics
or Intro Thermodynamics
3
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
 Term Credits13
Third Year
1st Semester
BIOL 200 Concepts in Biology 4
PHYS 430 Classical Mechanics I 3
PHYS 432 Electromagnetism I 3
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
OPSE 310 Virtual Instrumentation 3
PHYS 433 Electromagnetism II 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
R120 201 Foundations Of Biology 3
R120 202 Foundations Of Biology Lab 1
 Term Credits16
Fourth Year
1st Semester
Social Science GER 3
PHYS 442
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
or Quantum Mechanics
3
PHYS 418 Fundamentals of Optical Imaging 3
300 or 400 level Physics Elective 3
PHYS 350 Biophysics I 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
Free Elective 4
PHYS 451 Biophysics II 3
PHYS 450 Advanced Physics Laboratory 3
OPSE 410 Biophotonics 3
 Term Credits13
 Total Credits120-122

GER Electives

Refer to the General Education Requirement section of this catalog for further information on GER electives.

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.