The major in Applied Physics serves to develop expert problem solvers with a broad understanding of laboratory techniques. The program is flexible and prepares students for careers in industrial research, engineering, as well as for graduate study in engineering, medicine, physics or the biomedical fields. Annual mandatory meetings with faculty advisors assist students in selecting a program that matches their aptitudes and interests. In addition to the core Physics courses, students complete either a standard track or one of the concentrations (in Engineering Physics, or Astrophysics).  

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Typical program of study:
Year One - Classical Physics, Calculus, Writing and Gen Ed.
Year Two - Experimental Physics, Lab, Modern Physics, Differential Equations, Math Methods.
Year Three - Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Quantum Physics, Programming, Gen Ed.
Year Four - Statistical Physics, Labs, Electives, Gen Ed.


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