Physics B.S.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

A. Major Requirements

All courses in core and all courses in one of the listed options.

CORE:
Suggested:
CEMS 050CEMS First Year Seminar0 or 1
Choose 1 of the following sequences:8
Fundamentals of Physics I
and Fundamentals of Physics II
Physics for Engineers I
and Physics for Engineers II
and Introductory Lab II
PHYS 128Waves and Quanta4
PHYS 211Classical Mechanics3
PHYS 213Electricity & Magnetism3
PHYS 273Quantum Mechanics I3
PHYS 274Applictns of Quantum Mechanics3
MATH 021QR: Calculus I4
MATH 022QR: Calculus II4
MATH 121QR: Calculus III4
MATH 230QR:Ordinary Diffrntl Equation3
MATH 124QR: Linear Algebra3
or MATH 122 QR: Applied Linear Algebra
CHEM 031General Chemistry 14
One additional course in chemistry (CHEM 032 recommended)4
CS 021QR: Computer Programming I 13
or PHYS 256 Computational Physics
OPTIONS
Pure Physics:21
Experimental Physics I
Experimental Physics II 1
Thermal & Statistical Physics
12 credits of approved physics electives
Mechanical Engineering:29
Dynamics
Mechanics of Solids
Thermodynamics
SU: Applied Thermodynamics
Materials Engineering
System Dynamics
Fluid Mechanics
Statics
Electrical Engr Concepts
Civil and Environmental Engineering:30
Statics
Geomatics
Mechanics of Materials
Structural Analysis
Reinforced Concrete
Dynamics
Thermodynamics
Electrical Engr Concepts
Electrical Engineering (Signals and Systems):30
Linear Circuit Analysis I
Linear Circuit Analysis II
Linear Circuits Laboratory I
Linear Circuits Laboratory II
Electronics I
Electronics II
Signals & Systems
Communication Systems
Digital Signal Processing
Special Topics
Electrical Engineering (Circuits and Devices):30
Linear Circuit Analysis I
Linear Circuit Analysis II
Linear Circuits Laboratory I
Linear Circuits Laboratory II
Electronics I
Electronics II
Fundamentals of Digital Design
Electronics Laboratory
Electronics Design Project
Digital VLSI Circuit Design
Astrophysics:21
Experimental Physics I
Experimental Physics II 1
Electromagnetism
Thermal & Statistical Physics
3 credis of approved 200-level ASTR electives
6 credits of approved science or mathematics electives

B. Humanities and Social Science Courses

Courses used to satisfy requirement A above may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

24 credits of courses selected from categories I, II, and III listed below. These 24 credits must be distributed over at least 2 categories, and at least 6 credits must be taken in each of the 2 categories chosen. 

The requirements of this section satisfy the Humanities and Social Sciences requirement of the CEMS Core Curriculum.

CATEGORY I: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

American Sign Language (ASL); Arabic (ARBC); Chinese (CHIN); Classics (CLAS); English (ENGS); English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Foreign Language (LANG); French (FREN); German (GERM); Greek (GRK); Hebrew (HEBR); Italian (ITAL); Japanese (JAPN); Latin (LAT); Linguistics (LING); Portuguese (PORT); Russian (RUSS); Spanish (SPAN); World Literature (WLIT).

CATEGORY II: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS

Art History (ARTH); Art Studio (ARTS); Dance (DNCE); Film & Television Studies (FTS); Humanities (HUMN); Music (MU); Philosophy (PHIL); Religion (REL); Speech (SPCH); Theatre (THE).

CATEGORY III: SOCIAL SCIENCES

Anthropology (ANTH); Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD); Community Development & Applied Economics (CDAE); Critical Race & Ethnic Studies (CRES); Economics (EC); Environmental Studies (ENVS); Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies (GSWS); Geography (GEOG); Global & Regional Studies (GRS); History (HST); Holocaust Studies (HS); Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS); Political Science (POLS); Psychological Science (PSYS); Sociology (SOC); Vermont Studies (VS).