B.S. in Applied Physics - Computational Emphasis Academic Plans

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B.S. in Applied Physics (Computational Emphasis) 2020-2021: 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 124M Calculus 14 MAT 125 Calculus 24
 14 4 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COS 205 Scientific Computing3COS 351 High-Performance Computing3PHY 312
PHY 313
Modern Physics and Modern Physics Lab
4
MAT 223 Multivariable Calculus3 PHY 352
PHY 353
Computer Methods in Physics and Engineering and Computer Methods in Physics and Engineering Lab
4
MAT 376 Operations Research4 MAT 222 Differential Equations3
PHY 260 Careers in Engineering and Physics Seminar1 Second Language (S) course2 4
PHY 302
PHY 303
Electronics and Electronics Lab
4  
 15 3 15
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
CHE 208
CHE 208D
Accelerated General Chemistry and Accelerated General Chemistry Lab
4World Cultures (U) course 3PHY 340 Mechanics4
MAT 241 Discrete Mathematics3 PHY 365 Physics Research Seminar1
THE 201 Christian Theology3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3
  Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
 13 3 14
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHY 320 Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering4Interim Off MAT 344 Numerical Methods3
MAT 330 Probability and Statistics3 PHY 490 Research3
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
Elective 4 Electives 6
 14-17 0 13-16
Total Credits 123-129

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 (Computational Emphasis) 2020-2021: 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 124M Calculus 14 MAT 125 Calculus 24
 15 4 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COS 205 Scientific Computing3World Cultures (U) course 3PHY 312
PHY 313
Modern Physics and Modern Physics Lab
4
MAT 376 Operations Research4 PHY 352
PHY 353
Computer Methods in Physics and Engineering and Computer Methods in Physics and Engineering Lab
4
PHY 302
PHY 303
Electronics and Electronics Lab
4 MAT 222 Differential Equations3
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Second Language (S) course2 4
 15 3 15
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
CHE 208
CHE 208D
Accelerated General Chemistry and Accelerated General Chemistry Lab
4COS 351 High-Performance Computing3PHY 365 Physics Research Seminar1
MAT 223 Multivariable Calculus3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
MAT 241 Discrete Mathematics3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
PHY 260 Careers in Engineering and Physics Seminar1 Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3
THE 201 Christian Theology3 Elective 3
 14 3 13
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MAT 330 Probability and Statistics3Interim Off MAT 344 Numerical Methods3
PHY 320 Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering4 PHY 490 Research3
PHY 340 Mechanics4 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 Leisure and Lifetime Sport (Q) course 1
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Electives 6
 14-17 0 13-16
Total Credits 124-130

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.)

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