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

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B.S. in Applied Physics (Mechanics 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
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
PHY 260 Careers in Engineering and Physics Seminar1 MAT 222 Differential Equations3
MAT 223 Multivariable Calculus3 Second Language (S) course2 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 3ENR 308 Statics and Mechanics of Materials4
PHY 320 Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering4 PHY 365 Physics Research Seminar1
PHY 340 Mechanics4 PHY 410 Thermodynamics4
PHY 424
PHY 425
Electronic Materials and Devices and Electronic Materials and Devices Laboratory
4 THE 201 Christian Theology3
  Comparative Systems (G) course 3
 16 3 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHY 422
PHY 423
Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics Lab
4Interim Off Leisure and Lifetime Sport (Q) course 1
PHY 490 Research3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Electives 12
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3  
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3  
 13-16 0 13-16
Total Credits 125-131

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 (Mechanics 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
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
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 MAT 222 Differential Equations3
MAT 223 Multivariable Calculus3 Second Language (S) course2 4
 14 3 15
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHY 260 Careers in Engineering and Physics Seminar1Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3PHY 365 Physics Research Seminar1
PHY 320 Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering4 ENR 308 Statics and Mechanics of Materials4
PHY 340 Mechanics4 PHY 410 Thermodynamics4
PHY 422
PHY 423
Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics Lab
4 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
PHY 424
PHY 425
Electronic Materials and Devices and Electronic Materials and Devices Laboratory
4 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
 17 3 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
CHE 208
CHE 208D
Accelerated General Chemistry and Accelerated General Chemistry Lab
4Interim Off Leisure and Lifetime Sport (Q) course 1
PHY 490 Research3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
Electives 4 Electives 11
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3  
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3  
 14-17 0 12-15
Total Credits 127-133

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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