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B.S. in Applied Physics (Optics Emphasis) 2018-2019: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHY 292
PHY 292D
1 General Physics I and General Physics I Lab
4GES 125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4PHY 296
PHY 297
General Physics II and General Physics II Lab
4
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3 GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4
GES 160 Inquiry Seminar3 GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3
MAT 124M1 Calculus 14 MAT 125 Calculus 24
 14 4 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHY 302
PHY 303
Electronics and Electronics Lab
4World Cultures (U) course 3PHY 312
PHY 313
Modern Physics and Modern Physics Lab
4
COS 205 Scientific Computing3 PHY 352
PHY 353
Computer Methods in Physics and Engineering and Computer Methods in Physics and Engineering Lab
4
MAT 223 Multivariable Calculus3 MAT 222 Differential Equations3
PHY 260 Careers in Engineering and Physics Seminar1 Second Language (S) course 4
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3  
 14 3 15
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
CHE 208
CHE 208D
Accelerated General Chemistry and Accelerated General Chemistry Lab
4Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3PHY 365 Physics Research Seminar1
PHY 320 Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering4 PHY 332
PHY 333
(spring, even years) Optics, Optics Lab
4
PHY 400 (fall, odd years) Electricity and Magnetism4 PHY 440 Quantum Mechanics4
THE 201 Christian Theology3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
  Interpreting Biblical themes (J) course 3
 15 3 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHY 440 Quantum Mechanics4Interim Off PHY 432
PHY 433
(spring, even) Topics in Contemporary Optics, Topics in Contemporary Optics Lab
4
PHY 490 Research3 Electives 8
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 Leisure and Lifetime Sport (Q) course 1
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
Electives 4  
 14-17 0 13-16
Total Credits 125-131

Because of possible double counting between General Education and the major, the actual credit total can be reduced to 122.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.S. in Applied Physics (Optics Emphasis) 2018-2019: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHY 292
PHY 292D
1 General Physics I and General Physics I Lab
4GES 147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4PHY 296
PHY 297
General Physics II and General Physics II Lab
4
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 GES 244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3
MAT 124M1 Calculus 14 MAT 125 Calculus 24
 15 4 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHY 302
PHY 303
Electronics and Electronics Lab
4World Cultures (U) course 3PHY 312
PHY 313
Modern Physics and Modern Physics Lab
4
COS 205 Scientific Computing3 PHY 352
PHY 353
Computer Methods in Physics and Engineering and Computer Methods in Physics and Engineering Lab
4
MAT 223 Multivariable Calculus3 MAT 222 Differential Equations3
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Second Language (S) course2 4
 14 3 15
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
CHE 208
CHE 208D
Accelerated General Chemistry and Accelerated General Chemistry Lab
4Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3PHY 365 Physics Research Seminar1
PHY 400 Electricity and Magnetism4 PHY 332
PHY 333
Optics and Optics Lab
4
PHY 260 Careers in Engineering and Physics Seminar1 PHY 320 Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering4
PHY 320 Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering4 Interpreting Biblical themes (J) course 3
  Comparative Systems (G) course 3
 13 3 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHY 440 Quantum Mechanics4Interim Off PHY 432
PHY 433
Topics in Contemporary Optics and Topics in Contemporary Optics Lab
4
PHY 490 Research3 Leisure and Lifetime Sport (Q) course 1
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Electives 8
Elective 4  
 14-17 0 13-16
Total Credits 124-130

Because of possible double counting between General Education and the major, the actual credit total can be reduced to 122.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)