Sep 20, 2021
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 the skills to enter a career involving computers, data analysis, modeling, and to pursue graduate education in physics, engineering, or materials science.
- This program is available on-campus
Declaring this Major:
- 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 courses taken for the major
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.
- Some majors may require particular General Education courses as specified in their program description. Up to six credits of approved General Education courses satisfying requirements in Areas A and B, and three credits satisfying requirements in Area C, may originate in the major. A grade of C- or higher in each course, and an overall GPA of 2.0 is required 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
Core (Major) Courses: Credits 44
Supporting Courses: Credits 25
Computation Specialization Core Courses: Credits 11
Additional CS Elective Courses: Credits 6-9
Choose two or three additional computer science (CS) courses at the 2000+, 3000+, or 4000+ level.
Mathematical Specialization Core Courses: Credits 19
- Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120
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.