University Catalogue

Curriculum in Physics
Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science
Applied Physics Concentration

(see footnotes at bottom)


FIRST YEAR

First Semester

CHEM 121 General Chemistry I for Science Majors 3 hours
CLAB 123 General Chemistry Laboratory I for Science Majors 1 hour
ENGL 101 or
ENGL 101HG
Freshman Composition
Freshman Composition Honors
3 hours
MATH 2001,G Calculus I 5 hours
CMPS 161 Algorithm Design and Implementation I 3 hours
PHYS 130 Orientation to the Physics Curriculum 1 hour
SE 101 Freshman Academic Success at Southeastern 2 hours
  Total: 18 hours

 

Second Semester

CHEM 122 General Chemistry II for Science Majors 3 hours
CLAB 124 General Chemistry Laboratory II for Science Majors 1 hour
ENGL 102 or
ENGL 102HG
Critical Reading and Writing
Critical Reading and Writing Honors
3 hours
MATH 201G Calculus II 5 hours
PHYS 221G General Physics 3 hours
PLAB 223 General Physics Laboratory 1 hour
  Total: 16 hours


 

SECOND  YEAR

First Semester

PHYS 222G General Physics 3 hours
PLAB 224 General Physics Laboratory 1 hour
CMPS 280 Algorithm Design and Implementation II                   3 hours
MATH 312 Calculus III 3 hours
ENGL 230 or
ENGL 231 or
ENGL 232G
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
History
ElectiveG
  3 hours
  Total: 16 hours

 

Second Semester

Physics
Electives2
  10 hours
COMM 211G Introduction to Public Speaking                               3 hours
  Total: 13 hours

 

 

THIRD YEAR

First Semester

Physics
Electives2
  7 hours
MATH 350 Ordinary Differential Equations                                3 hours
Social
ScienceG
  3 hours
  Total: 13 hours

 

Second Semester

Physics
Electives2
  5 hours
Elective                                                                          3 hours
Biological
ScienceG
  4 hours
Social
ScienceG
  3 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

 

FOURTH YEAR

First Semester

Application
Electives3
                                                                   6 hours
Arts
Elective4,G
  3 hours
Electives   6 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

Second Semester

Application
Electives3
  9 hours
Electives                                                                    5 hours
  Total: 14 hours

 

Total semester hours required 120

Southeastern 101 is not required of transfer or readmitted Southeastern students with 30 hours or more. Those students will replace Southeastern 101 with 2 hours of electives.

GGeneral Education Courses

All courses labeled with this symbol will be used to calculate the major GPA which must be a degree 2.0 average or higher.
1Math 161 and 175 may be used as electives for those students who must take them before entering Math 200.
2Must be selected from PHYS/PLAB 301, 303, 312, 314, 321, 331, 332, 351, 401, 402, 421, 422, 425, or 430.
3Must be 200-, 300-, or 400-level courses. Must be selected from courses applicable to a minor in the course’s description.
4Must be selected from Visual Arts, Music, Theatre, or Dance.