The major in applied physics is oriented towards microelectronics and photonics (the basis of computer hardware) and provides a broad foundation in physics. The core courses provide a background in computer engineering, computer science, mathematics, and physics. The major and support courses continue this background in engineering, mathematics, and physics. Electives extend the student’s knowledge in an area of his/her choice.

Degree studies requirements are those of the Bachelor of Science degree. In addition to requiring the successful completion of the liberal learning curriculum, the Applied Physics major requires the successful completion, a grade of C- or better, of all courses in the major.

  • CPEN 371W;
  • CPSC 125, 150/150L-250/250L;
  • MATH 140;
  • PHYS 201/201L-202/202L, PHYS 340;
  • ENGR 121;
  • MATH 240, 250, 320.
  • ENGR 211/211L;
  • CPEN 214;
  • PHYS 303, 341, 351, 401, 404;
  • Select two: CPEN 315/315L, 422; ENGR 212/212L, PHYS 352, 402, 406, 421, 431, and either 441 or MATH 440.
  • PCSE 499W (3 credit Capstone course)

Select the plan, which corresponds to your first year at CNU: