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Rensselaer Catalog 2007-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Applied Physics


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First Year


Fall


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)

Spring


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)

Second Year


Fall


  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)

Spring


  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)

Third Year


Fall


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)

Spring


  • Technical Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 3 below)
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Technical Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 3 below)
  • Technical Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 3 below)
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)

Spring


  • Technical Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 3 below)
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)

Concentrations


The applied physics program requires a concentration of four technical courses that focuses on a specific technological area. Possible concentrations include, but are not limited to optical physics, microelectronics, semiconductor physics, optoelectronics, geophysics, biophysics, computation applied physics, and environmental physics. Two such concentrations are illustrated below:

Optical Physics


A concentration in optical physics might include four courses from the following list:

Microelectronics


A concentration in microelectronics might include courses from the following list:

Electives


Physics or applied physics majors planning to continue on to graduate studies in these areas should take some combination of advanced physics courses to prepare for these studies. These courses should be chosen from the following undergraduate- and graduate-level courses:

Additional Information


Students planning on graduate work in astronomy or astrophysics are urged to choose electives from the above list, as well as include the following:

Footnotes


  1. Humanities and Social Sciences courses shall total 24 credits and meet distribution requirements in the catalog.
  2. Students with little or no electronics experience should take ENGR 1310, a one-credit laboratory course in addition to this four-credit elective.
  3. Technical Electives are to be selected with the aid of an adviser in order to create a concentration in an appropriate applied physics field.

 

* Students cannot receive credit for ECSE 4250 and MTLE 4160.

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