Sep 21, 2021
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog
Physics (B.S.) With Concentration In Computational Physics
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:
Physics Computational 4-Year Plan:
- 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.
English Writing and Speaking: Credits 6
In addition to the General Education writing course (ENGL 13100) or equivalent), you are required to complete ENGL 23301 or an equivalent second writing course. You are also required to complete COM 11400 or an equivalent oral communication course. Courses meeting these requirements require a grade of C- or better. Click on the PFW College of Science link above for more details.
Language: Credits 6
You must complete two courses at the first-year level in a single international language or in American Sign Language (or demonstrate equivalent proficiency). Click on the PFW College of Science link above for more details.
Core Physics Major Courses: Credits 22
Core Supporting Courses: Credits 16
Additional Physics Courses: Credits 22
Additional Supporting Courses: Credits 9
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 ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career. If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. 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.