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Mississippi State University Department ofPHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Flowchart for Applied Physics Majors

Freshman Year

First Semester
Second Semester
CH 1211Laboratory1 CH 1221Laboratory1
CH 1213Fund. of Chemistry3 CH 1223Fund. of Chemistry3
English Composition3 English Composition3
Foreign Language3 Foreign Language3
MA 1713Calculus I3 MA 1723Calculus II3
PH 1063Descriptive Astronomy3 PH 2213Physics I3

Total Credit Hours

16

Total Credit Hours

16


Sophomore Year

First Semester
Second Semester
MA 2733Calculus III3 MA 2743Calculus IV3
MA 3113Into. to Linear Algebra3 MA 3253Differential Equations I3
PH 2223Physics II3 PH 2233Physics III3
CSE 1233Computer Programming with C3 Fine Arts Elective3
Literature Elective3 Social Science Elective3

Total Credit Hours

15

Total Credit Hours

15


Junior Year

First Semester
Second Semester
PH 4113Electronic Circuits for Scientists3 CO 1003Fund. of Public Speaking3
MA 3353Differential Equations II3 GE 3513Technical Writing3
PH 3613Modern Physics3 History Elective3
PH 4213Intermediate Mechanics3 PH 4143Intermediate Laboratory2
Technical Elective*3 PH 4513Intermediate Optics3
Technical Elective*3

Total Credit Hours

15

Total Credit Hours

17


Senior Year

First Semester
Second Semester
PH 4713Introduction to Quantum Mechanics3 PH 4152Modern Physics Laboratory2
PH 4323Electromagnetic Fields I3 PH 4413Thermal Physics3
Social Science Elective3 Technical Elective*3
Technical Elective*3 Technical Elective*3
Technical Elective*3 PH 4333/ EE 3323Electromagnetic Fields II3

Total Credit Hours

15

Total Credit Hours

14


*Technical Elective Requirement: Technical electives should be selected in consultation with your physics advisor. These should include a sequence of engineering courses which will provide you with a strong background (perhaps a minor) in some area of engineering.