Dec 10, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics B.S. with Concentration in Computational Physics


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Program: B.S.
Department of Physics  
College of Arts and Sciences

Kettler Hall 126B ~ 260-481-6306


The concentration in Computational Physics is for students with an interest in computation and computational/mathematical modeling of physical systems. 


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this degree, students will:

  • have a strong background for pursuing graduate education in physics, engineering, medical physics, or law

Program Delivery:

  • This program is available on-campus

Declaring this Major:

General Requirements:

Program Requirements:

  • Students choosing this concentration must select either the computation specialization (CS) or the mathematics specialization (MATH).
  • Physics 15200 must be repeated if a grade of C- or below is received
  • A grade of C- or above in all supporting courses is required
  • A maximum of one grade below C- is allowed except for in supporting courses
  • A GPA of 2.00 or higher for all major department courses taken

To earn the B.S. with a major in Physics and a concentration in Computational Physics, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to the General Requirements noted above:

General Education Requirements: Credits 33


  • Click on the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements link above for details.
  • A grade of C- or higher is required in each course used to satisfy the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements 

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements


  • Click on the Purdue Fort Wayne College Requirements link above.  Go to Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree

English Writing and Speaking: Credits 6


  • See Part A in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree for Speaking requirement

International Language: Credits 8


  • See Part B in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree

Concentration Specializations


Additional CS Elective Courses: Credits 6-9


Two to Three additional Computer Science (CS) courses at the 2000+, 3000+, or 4000+ level.

Suggested courses include:

  • CS 32100
  • CS 33100
  • CS 38400
  • CS 48600

General Electives


  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120

Total Credits: 120


Student Responsibility


You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

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