Bachelor of Science, Major in Physics/Engineering Dual Degree

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Bachelor of Science, Major in Physics/Engineering Dual Degree
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I 14
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II 14
ENGL 3330Intro To Technical Writing3
COSC 1436Programming Fundamentals I4
Advanced Elective3
ETDD 1361Engineering Graphics3
Major Core
PHYS 1401Physics Boot Camp4
PHYS 1411Introduction To Physics I4
PHYS 1422Introduction To Physics II4
PHYS 3370Intro To Theoretical Physics3
PHYS 3395
PHYS 3115
Electronics & Circuit Analysis
and Electronic & Circuit Anlys Lab
PHYS 4370Classical Mechanics3
PHYS 3391
PHYS 3111
Modern Physics I
and Modern Physics Laboratory I
PHYS (Advanced) (see list below)6-8
MATH 1420Calculus I 14
MATH 1430Calculus II4
MATH 2440Calculus III4
MATH 3376Differential Equations3
MATH 4376Topics In Applied Mathmatics I3
Total Hours101-103

CHEM 1411 and CHEM 1412 satisfy the requirement for Component Area III. MATH 1420 satisfies the requirement for Component Area II, one hour of Component Area IX, and the degree specific requirement. Fourth Year at university with recognized accredited degree program.

Advanced PHYS Electives
PHYS 4331Physics For Forensic Sciences3
PHYS 4333
PHYS 4113
Light And Optics
and Light And Optics
PHYS 3360Statics And Dynamics3
PHYS 4366Intro Quantum Mechanics3
PHYS 4368Electricity And Magnetism3
PHYS 4371Thermodynamcs & Statistcl Mech3

For the Dual Degree Plan the student completes three years in Physics at Sam Houston State University and the curriculum in an engineering field at a university with a recognized accredited degree program in the chosen engineering field.

After successfully completing this program, the student receives two Bachelor of Science degrees:

  • one in Physics from Sam Houston State University
  • one in an engineering specialty from the university with the recognized accredited engineering degree program.

The applicable engineering specialties are:

  • aerospace
  • agriculture
  • chemical
  • civil
  • electrical
  • industrial
  • mechanical
  • nuclear
  • petroleum
  • radiation protection engineering

For the chemical engineering option, a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry would be received from Sam Houston State University.

For more information on this program contact:

Dual Degree Plan Coordinator
Department of Physics
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2267

Students in either of these programs should consult with the Physics/Engineering advisor to adjust the recommended programs to meet the requirements of the particular field of engineering at the terminal university.

To contact the Department of Physics, call (936) 294-1601; FAX: (936) 294-1585; or visit Department of Physics .

First Year
PHYS 14014PHYS 14114
MATH 142014MATH 14304
CHEM 141124CHEM 141224
ENGL 130133ENGL 130233
HIST 130143HIST 130243
 18 18
Second Year
PHYS 14224PHYS 33703
MATH 24404ENGL 33303
POLS 230553POLS 230653
ETDD 13613COSC 14364
Component Area IV3Component Area IX3
 17 16
Third Year
PHYS 33913PHYS 33953
PHYS 31111PHYS 31151
MATH 33763PHYS 43703
Phys (Advanced)3-4MATH 43763
Advanced Elective3Component Area V3
Component Area VIII3Phys (Advanced)3-4
 16-17 16-17
Fourth Year
University with Accredited Degree Program University with Accredited Degree Program 
 0 0
Total Hours: 101-103