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Applied Physics Emphasis

This program is designed for students interested in practical application of physics, computing electronics and instrumentation. Because this emphasis competes well with various engineering and computer science fields, students interested in careers in these areas should consider this major in physics.

Note that this emphasis has the fewest required courses with the understanding that students will pick from the electives those courses most fitting their interests/plans.

Graduates of this program have found attractive career opportunities at:

  • Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac
  • Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, Calif.
  • Sommerville Engineering Consultants, Green Bay
  • Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas
  • Wisconsin Bell, Milwaukee
  • Astronautics, San Fransisco, Calif.

 

Four-Year Course Plan: College of Letters and Science Applied Physics Major

Year/Semester

 

Fall

Spring

Freshman




 
  • Math 171, Calc I, 4 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 109, 5 cr.
  • Comp Sci 221**, Obj. Ori. Prog., 3 cr.
  • Math 172, Calc II, 4 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 110, 5 cr.
   
 
Sophomore




 
  • Phys/Ast 206, Modern Physics, 3 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 305*, Circuits & Devices, 3 cr.
  • Math 173, Calc. III, 4 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 222. Lab. I, 2cr.
  • Phys/Ast 320, Classical Physics, 3 cr.
  • Math 371, Diff. Eq., 3 cr.
   

Junior




 
  • Phys/Ast 307*, Optics, 3 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 405*,**, Interfacing, 3 cr.
  • Comp Sci 251**, Org. & Assemb., 3 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 311**, Digital Elec., 4 cr.
   
 
Senior




 
  • Phys/Ast 319*,**, Dig. Signal Proc., 3 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 408*, Stat. Mech,/Thermo. 3 cr.
  • Comp Sci 310**, Comp. Arch., 3 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 322, Lab II, 2 cr.
   
 
   
 

Notes

  • Nine hours of additional Physics Electives required beyond the core.
  • Courses above marked with “**” are suggestions only (i.e., they are not required - this is only a suggested curriculum). 
  • Courses above marked with “*” are offered every 4th semester
    • 305, Circiuts & Devices, Fall of even years
    • 307, Optics: Fall of odd years
    • 319, Digital Signal Processing, Fall of even years
    • 405, Interfacing, Fall of odd years
    • 408, Thermo, Fall of even years

  • Other Electives:
    • 355*, Lab. & Demo Techniques
    • 417*, Electricity & Magnetism
    • 419*, Quantum Mechanics
    • 451, Special Topics
    • 491, Senior Research
 

Contact Us

If you are interested in pursing a major with the applied physics emphasis, please feel free to contact Dennis Rioux at (920) 424-4429.

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