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Undergraduate Catalog | 2015-2016 
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Physics and Computer Engineering, B.S. Dual Degree

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Dual Degree Programs with Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Physics and Optical Science offers two dual degree opportunities with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. These dual degrees are designed to broaden and enhance the education of students in engineering degree programs. Students can obtain a B.S. Physics and B.S. Electrical Engineering dual degree or a B.S. Physics and B.S. Computer Engineering dual degree. Students completing the dual degree can complete the “W” in the Physics major requirement by taking 3 credit hours chosen from the following engineering courses: ECGR 2155 , ECGR 2156 , ECGR 3155 , ECGR 3156 , ECGR 3253 , or ECGR 3254 . Students in this dual degree program are not required to fulfill the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences foreign language requirement (see the CLAS General Education section in this Catalog for additional information).

B.S.Cp.E. and B.S. in Physics

To obtain a dual B.S. degree in Computer Engineering and Physics, an undergraduate student must complete all requirements for the B.S.Cp.E. degree as established by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition, the student must complete 12 hours of upper division physics courses specified by the Department of Physics and Optical Science with an average grade of C or above. To meet the upper-division physics requirements, students must complete the following courses: PHYS 3121 - Classical Mechanics I , PHYS 3141 - Introduction to Modern Physics , PHYS 4231 - Electromagnetic Theory I , PHYS 4241 - Quantum Mechanics I . Students must also complete MATH 2241 . A B.S. in Physics under this program will be awarded at the same time as or after the B.S.Cp.E.; the B.S. Physics degree will not be awarded in advance of the engineering degree.

Suggested Curriculum

For a suggested curriculum progression toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at

Honors Program

For details about the Honors Program in Physics, visit the program page .

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