Applied Physics (Please see NOTE below)
Please Note: Admission to this program was discontinued effective October 5, 2021 and a teach-out plan is in place for current students.
Home Department: Natural Sciences
Daniel O. Ludwigsen, Ph.D.
Room 2-323A, 810-762-7488
naturalsciences@kettering.edu
Applied Physics Program Curriculum Requirements
Code | Title | Credit Hours |
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First Year Experience | ||
CILE-101 | First Year Foundations | 1 |
General Education | ||
COMM-101 | Rhetoric & Writing | 4 |
ECON-201 | Economic Principles | 4 |
LS-201 | Sophomore Seminar: Exploring the Human Condition | 4 |
LS-489 | Senior Seminar: Leadership, Ethics, and Contemporary Issues | 4 |
Advanced Humanities Electives ^{1} | 8 | |
Advanced Social Science Electives ^{1} | 8 | |
Total Credit Hours | 33 |
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Humanities and Social Science advanced electives must be selected from approved 300 and 400 level courses.
Code | Title | Credit Hours |
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Chemistry | ||
Select one of the following: | 4 | |
General Chemistry I and Principles of Chemistry Lab | ||
Principles of Chemistry and Principles of Chemistry Lab | ||
CHEM-237 & CHEM-238 | General Chemistry II and General Chemistry II Lab | 4 |
Credit Hours Subtotal: | 8 | |
Computer Science | ||
CS-101 | Computing & Algorithms I | 4 |
Credit Hours Subtotal: | 4 | |
Engineering | ||
Select one of the following: | 4 | |
Circuits I and Circuits I Lab | ||
Applied Electrical Circuits and Signals for Mechanical Systems Lab | ||
EE-240 | Electromagnetic Fields and Applications | 4 |
EP-235 | Computers in Physics | 4 |
EP-342 | Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering | 4 |
EP-485 | Acoustic Testing and Modeling | 4 |
Credit Hours Subtotal: | 20 | |
Mathematics | ||
MATH-101 | Calculus I | 4 |
or MATH-101X | Calculus I | |
Select one of the following: | 4 | |
Calculus II | ||
Calculus II | ||
Calculus II - Honors | ||
MATH-203 | Multivariate Calculus | 4 |
or MATH-203H | Multivariate Calculus - Honors | |
MATH-204 | Differential Equations & Laplace Transforms | 4 |
or MATH-204H | Differential Equations and Laplace Transforms - Honors | |
MATH-258 | Probability and Statistics | 4 |
or MATH-327 | Probability & Stochastic Modeling | |
MATH-307 | Matrix Algebra | 4 |
MATH-313 | Boundary Value Problems | 4 |
Credit Hours Subtotal: | 28 | |
Physics | ||
PHYS-114 & PHYS-115 | Newtonian Mechanics and Newtonian Mechanics Laboratory | 4 |
PHYS-224 & PHYS-225 | Electricity and Magnetism and Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory | 4 |
PHYS-302 | Vibration, Sound and Light | 4 |
PHYS-362 | Modern Physics and Lab | 4 |
PHYS-412 | Theoretical Mechanics | 4 |
PHYS-452 | Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics | 4 |
PHYS-462 | Quantum Mechanics | 4 |
PHYS-477 | Optics and Lab | 4 |
Advanced Physics Elective (Choose Two) ^{2} | 8 | |
Credit Hours Subtotal: | 40 | |
Electives | ||
Free electives | 8 | |
Technical Electives ^{3} | 16 | |
Credit Hours Subtotal: | 24 | |
Culminating Undergraduate Experience | ||
CILE-400 | Culminating Undergraduate Experience: Thesis ^{4} | 4 |
Total Credit Hours | 128 |
(Minimum) Total Credits Required for Program: 161
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Any PHYS or EP course that is not a core physics requirement listed above
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Any 300 or 400 level Science, Math, Engineering, or Business courses approved by the academic advisor to form a sequence of courses in a specific technical field of study. Some Computer Science courses that are 100 or 200 level could be approved as a technical elective by the Physics Department Head.
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Students are automatically registered for CILE-400 in a co-op term when they reach Junior II status.
Representative Program
Freshman I | Credit Hours | |
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CILE-101 | First Year Foundations | 1 |
CHEM-137 or CHEM-135 |
General Chemistry I or Principles of Chemistry |
3 |
CHEM-136 | Principles of Chemistry Lab | 1 |
COMM-101 | Rhetoric & Writing | 4 |
CS-101 | Computing & Algorithms I | 4 |
MATH-101 | Calculus I | 4 |
Credit Hours | 17 | |
Freshman II | ||
CHEM-237 | General Chemistry II | 3 |
CHEM-238 | General Chemistry II Lab | 1 |
ECON-201 | Economic Principles | 4 |
MATH-102 | Calculus II | 4 |
PHYS-114 | Newtonian Mechanics | 3 |
PHYS-115 | Newtonian Mechanics Laboratory | 1 |
Credit Hours | 16 | |
Sophomore I | ||
MATH-203 | Multivariate Calculus | 4 |
MATH-307 | Matrix Algebra | 4 |
PHYS-224 | Electricity and Magnetism | 3 |
PHYS-225 | Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory | 1 |
LS-201 | Sophomore Seminar: Exploring the Human Condition | 4 |
Credit Hours | 16 | |
Sophomore II | ||
EP-235 | Computers in Physics | 4 |
MATH-204 | Differential Equations & Laplace Transforms | 4 |
PHYS-362 | Modern Physics and Lab | 4 |
Select one of the following: | 4 | |
Circuits I and Circuits I Lab |
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Applied Electrical Circuits and Signals for Mechanical Systems Lab |
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Credit Hours | 16 | |
Junior I | ||
MATH-313 | Boundary Value Problems | 4 |
PHYS-302 | Vibration, Sound and Light | 4 |
Advanced Physics Elective ^{2} | 4 | |
Advanced Communications Elective | 4 | |
Credit Hours | 16 | |
Junior II | ||
EP-342 | Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering | 4 |
MATH-258 or MATH-327 |
Probability and Statistics or Probability & Stochastic Modeling |
4 |
Technical Elective ^{1} | 4 | |
Advanced Physics Elective ^{2} | 4 | |
Advanced Humanities Elective | 4 | |
Credit Hours | 20 | |
Senior I | ||
EE-240 | Electromagnetic Fields and Applications | 4 |
PHYS-412 | Theoretical Mechanics | 4 |
PHYS-477 | Optics and Lab | 4 |
Technical Elective ^{1} | 4 | |
Advanced Social Science Elective | 4 | |
Credit Hours | 20 | |
Senior II | ||
EP-485 | Acoustic Testing and Modeling | 4 |
PHYS-452 | Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics | 4 |
LS-489 | Senior Seminar: Leadership, Ethics, and Contemporary Issues | 4 |
Technical Elective ^{1} | 4 | |
Free Elective | 4 | |
Credit Hours | 20 | |
Senior III | ||
PHYS-462 | Quantum Mechanics | 4 |
Free Elective | 4 | |
Technical Elective ^{1} | 4 | |
Advanced Humanities, Social Science, or Communications Elective | 4 | |
Credit Hours | 16 | |
Any Term | ||
CILE-400 | Culminating Undergraduate Experience: Thesis | 4 |
Credit Hours | 4 | |
Total Credit Hours | 161 |
(Minimum) Total Credits Required for Program: 161
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Technical Electives are any 300 or 400 level Science, Math, Engineering, or Business courses approved by the academic advisor to form a sequence of courses in a specific technical field of study. Some Computer Science courses that are 100 or 200 level could be approved as a technical elective by the Physics Department Head.
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Advanced Physics Electives includes any PHYS or EP course, which is not a core physics requirement as listed above.