Physics (B.S.) with Concentration in Pre-Engineering: Environmental Focus

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
PHY 103 General Physics Laboratory 1 1
PHY 105 General Physics Scientists/Engineers I 1 3
MTH 145 Calculus I 1 4
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
PHY 104 General Physics Laboratory 1 1
PHY 106 General Physics Scientists/Engineers II 1 3
MTH 146 Calculus II 1 4
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
Theology 3
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
First Semester
PHY 201 Fields and Waves 3
PHY 311 Electronics I 4
MTH 245 Calculus III 1 4
CHM 151 Chemical Principles I 1 3
CHM 151L Chemical Principles I Laboratory 1 1
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
PHY 203 Foundations of Modern Physics 3
PHY 231 Experimental Foundations Modern Physics 1
PHY 321 Analytical Mechanics I 3
MTH 304 Differential Equations for Scientists And Engineers 4
CHM 152 Chemical Principles II 3
CHM 152L Chemical Principles II Lab 1 1
CIE 274 3
 Credit Hours18
Junior Year
First Semester
PHY 331 Atomic & Nuclear Physics Laboratory 1
PHY 307 Quantum Mechanics I 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
CIE 341 2 3
MAE 341 2 4
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
PHY 308 Quantum Mechanics II 3
PHY 333 Computational Physics 3
PHY 431 Advanced Physics Laboratory 1
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
CIE 352 2 4
 Credit Hours17
Senior Year
First Semester
PHY 303 Classical Electromagnetic Theory I 1 3
PHY 476 Physics Capstone 3
Religion 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
CIE 442 2 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
PHY 401 Mathematical Physics 1 3
PHY 405 Statistical Physics 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
Social Science 3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts 1
PHY Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours136
1

Satisfies pre-requisites for admission to master's program.

2

Taken at Syracuse University.

Most PHY 300- and PHY 400-level courses, except PHY 311 Electronics IPHY 331 Atomic & Nuclear Physics LaboratoryPHY 431 Advanced Physics Laboratory, and PHY 476 Physics Capstone, are offered in alternate years, so students graduating in odd-numbered years follow a program in which the third and fourth years of PHY courses are interchanged.