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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Physics—Applied Physics Major (B.S.)


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Major code BS3332

College of Arts and Sciences
Physics and Astronomy Department
Clippinger Labs 251
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1718
Fax: 740.593.0433
physics@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/cas/physastro/

David Tees, contact person
 

Program Overview

The B.S. degree in applied physics provides comprehensive introductory courses in physics, as well as practical courses in engineering, biology, or economics/business. Students graduating with this degree will have a good understanding of Newtonian mechanics and modern physics, as well as discipline-specific courses that are agreed upon between the student and his/her advisor. Students will also gain useful skills from physics laboratory and computer programming courses.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is recommended that students entering the program have at least a Math Placement Level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements. However, it is recommended that students changing into the program have at least a Math Placement Level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is recommended that students transferring into the program have at least a Math Placement Level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

With a B.S. degree in applied physics, graduates receive the essential academic preparation needed for access to competitive graduate school programs. They are also qualified for careers in industry and government, with an emphasis on engineering physics, medical biophysics or quantitative finance, depending on the individual classes on the student’s transcript. Potential employers of those with a physics degree include, but are not limited to, the following: institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, research centers, hospitals, the environmental industry, the electronic industry, public and private K-12 school systems, government entities, etc. In addition, this degree prepares students for a master’s degree at the graduate level.

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Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Physics Hours Requirement


Complete a total of 36 semester credit hours of PHYS coursework, including all the requirements below.

General Physics Sequence


General Physics I


Complete one of the following courses:

General Physics II


Complete one of the following courses:

Other Physics Courses


Complete the following courses:

Physics Seminar and Labs


Complete the following courses:

Advanced Physics Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Physics Common Mathematics Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Numerical Requirement for Physics


Complete the following course:

Natural Sciences Elective Courses


Complete at least 6 hours in PHYS, ASTR, or MATH at the 3000-level or above, in CHEM at 1500-level or above, in BIOS at 1700-level or above. Courses used in the major may not be reused here.

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