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  Sep 23, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Applied Physics, B.S., Option A: Alternate Concentration


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Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Physics


The applied physics program is designed to provide a broad education in the physical sciences, mathematics, and liberal arts, along with specialized training for students interested in engineering, medical school, health sciences, education, business, social sciences, or the humanities.

The Alternate Concentration option provides maximum flexibility to students who are interested in pursuing interdisciplinary programs. This program combines the study of physics with a concentrated study in another area or discipline. Concentrations must include at least 18 hours in one chosen area, and allows for almost all University minors to be included within the program electives. Areas of concentration may be chosen from the sciences, mathematics, the humanities, the social sciences, business, and education.  If mathematics is selected as an area of concentration, the courses must be in addition to those required by the Applied Physics major.

Requirements for the Applied Physics Major with Alternate Concentration


Core Curriculum Requirements:


The general core curriculum requirements are 48-63 Credit Hours dependent on courses taken.

However, Natural Science Elective, Scientific Perspectives, Mathematical Perspectives, Oral Communication Flag, and Quantitative Reasoning Flag are satisfied by major courses, thereby leaving 39 - 48 Credit Hours outside of the major.

Mathematical Perspectives:


Scientific Perspectives, Natural Science Elective, Quantitative Reasoning and Oral Communication:


  • Included within the major.

Major Requirements:


67 credit hours, including:

Additional Major Requirements


  • 32 credit hours, as follows

18 hours in an alternate concentration:


  • At least 18 hours in one area determined in consultation with the chair. If the concentration is in mathematics, the courses must be in addition to those already required by the major.  

 

Note(s):


  • A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained within the major, as listed in Degree Works.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


B.S. Applied Physics


Option A: Alternate Concentration


This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


First Semester

Total (15)

Second Semester

  • Program Electives* (4)
  • Theological Perspectives Elective
  • Lit. & Moral Imagination 205
  • DCR or General Elective
  • PHIL 200 - Philosophical Perspectives
Total (16)

Senior Year


First Semester

  • PHYS 395 - Physics Research
  • Program Electives* (6)
  • Social Science Elective
  • Writing Intensive or General Elective

  • E/RS or General Elective
Total (16)

Second Semester

Total (15)

Scheduling Notes:


* Program electives will depend on the student’s choice of concentration. Specific block schedules are determined in consultation with the chair. If the concentration is in mathematics, the courses must be in addition to those already required by the major.  

  • Consult the “Undergraduate Core Curriculum ” requirements of the Catalog.
  • The E/RS Focus Elective, Diversity Curriculum Elective, and Writing Intensive Elective requirements may be used to satisfy another element of the core or the major.

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