Applied Physics BS

Requirements

General Education — 42 or 43 hours

See the General Education Curriculum Section for the complete list of courses.

Exceptions: The Laboratory Science and Mathematics components of the General Education curriculum are fulfilled by required major and support courses. Issues in Science is waived in lieu of upper division physics courses. With prior approval, equivalent general education courses completed during the first year at Vanderbilt may be used to satisfy general education requirements in the 3-2 engineering program.

Major — 36-37 hours

PHY 2110General Physics I

4

PHY 2120General Physics II

4

CHE 1040General Chemistry I

4

CHE 1050General Chemistry II

4

PHY 2100Object-Oriented Design and Programming in Java I

3

PHY 4335/BIO 4335/CHE 4335Seminar in Physics

1

 

PHY 3130Circuits

4

or

PHY 2030Digital Electronics

4

 

PHY 2130Statics

3

or

PHY Physics elective (3000 level or above)

Option 1 Physics Concentration

One of the following (1)

PHY 4330Special Projects in Physics

1-3

PHY 4340Research Projects in Physics

1-3

PHY 4510Career Internship in Physics

1-3

Choose two (2) of the following not chosen for major elective above — 8 hours
PHY 3300Intermediate Mechanics

4

PHY 3200Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism

4

PHY 4010/CHE 4010Thermodynamics

4

PHY 4020/CHE 4020Modern Physics

4

PHY 4400Quantum Mechanics

4

Option 2 Pre-Engineering Concentration

9 credits of Engineering courses at Vanderbilt University at a 200 level or above or 9 credits of engineering courses at an equivalent level in an accredited engineering program

9

Required Support Courses — 19 hours

SCI 1050Science Philosophy and Practice

1

SCI 2150Introduction to Computer Technology for the Sciences

3

MAT 1510Calculus I

4

MAT 1520Calculus II

4

MAT 2510Calculus III

4

MAT 3020Differential Equations

3

Additional Support Courses may be required to support the specific engineering discipline chosen in the 3-2 engineering program.

Mathematics Minor — 18 hours

15 of the 18 hours will be completed as part of the support course requirements.

Additional Minor and/or General Electives — 18-20 hours

*In the 3-2 Engineering Program, at least 99 hours must be completed before transfer to Vanderbilt University.

Total Credit Hours: 120

NOTE: In the 3-2 Engineering Program, at least 99 hours must be completed before transfer to Vanderbilt University.