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Rensselaer Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Physics


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First Year


Fall


  • HASS Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)

Spring


  • HASS Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)

Second Year


Fall


  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)

Third Year


Fall


  • MATH 4XXX Elective
    (See footnote 4 below)
  • HASS Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)

Spring


  • Math 4XXX Elective
    (See footnote 4 below)

Fourth Year


Fall


  • PHYS 4XXX- or ASTR 4XXX-level Elective Credit Hours: 3-4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3-4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3-4
  • HASS Credit Hours: 4
     

 

Spring


  • Elective Credits: 4
  • Elective Credits: 4
  • HASS Credits: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)

Concentrations


Technical and free electives may be chosen to provide a 128-credit B.S. in Physics with a concentration in Computational Physics. Program advisers should be consulted.

Footnotes


  1. HASS courses shall total 24 credits and meet distribution requirements in the catalog.
  2. CSCI 1010 may be substituted for CSCI 1100.
  3. Honors Physics I and II (PHYS 1150 and PHYS 1250) may be substituted for PHYS 1100 and PHYS 1200, respectively.
  4. MATH 4XXX electives to be chosen from the following:

MATH 4100 - Linear Algebra
MATH 4300 - Introduction to Complex Variables: Theory and Applications
MATH 4400 - Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
MATH 4500 - Methods of Partial Differential Equations of Mathematical Physics
MATH 4600 - Advanced Calculus
MATH 4700 - Foundations of Applied Mathematics
MATH 4800 - Numerical Computing

*Students must complete a capstone experience, which may be fulfilled through research participation or by passing a designated 4-credit senior elective course or by passing a designated 3-credit course in Physics or Astronomy along with the accompanying PHYS 4910 independent study culminating experience.

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