May 27, 2022
OSRHE Program Code: 159
CIP Code: 141201
Major Code: 7679
The Applied Physics program offers a rigorous curriculum and flexible career choices. The program provides both fundamental courses that lead to a deep understanding of physics and hands-on courses where students learn practical technical skills. An undergraduate degree in Applied Physics provides career opportunities such as graduate school, engineering, or high-tech companies. It prepares students to excel in technical careers based on a background of physics, mathematics, and computer science.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Solve quantitative problems in classical mechanics, electricity & magnetism and modern physics.
- Interpret mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
- Apply appropriate mathematical concepts and models for solving problems in classical and modern physics.
- Analyze experimental results.
- Design an experiment(s) to test a hypothesis.
- Interpret experimental data to make meaningful comparisons between experiment and theory.
- Identify sources of experimental uncertainty and error.
- Present research in a form consistent with the American Institute of Physics style manual
- Relate research to a general audience.
General Education Requirements
A minimum of 46 hours of academic work in general education is required during the freshman and sophomore years. For students transferring with the Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from a public institution in Oklahoma, all general education requirements will be satisfied with respect to degree requirements. However, some majors may require other specific general education courses as program prerequisites or program requirements. Students should consult advisors and the program's plan of study for further information. Students are required to complete general education requirements by the time they have completed 90 semester hours of college work. See General Education Requirements for more information.
Applied Physics General Education Requirements
The following are course prerequisites that may be completed as part of the General Education requirements.
Required Courses - 56 hours
Electives - 6 hours
Select 6 hours from the following:
Additional Degree Information - Gregg Wadley College of Science and Health Professions
In addition to general education and program requirements stated above, additional hours may be needed to satisfy all minimum degree requirements listed below.
- English Proficiency: Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of "C" or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
- A minimum of 124 hours is required. PE activity is limited to four hours. Prior learning credit (CLEP, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc) is limited to 30 hours.
- A minimum of 30 hours in residence (from NSU) is required for graduation. PE activity is limited to four hours. Hours in residence exclude zero-level courses and prior learning credit such as CLEP, Advanced Placement, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc.
- A minimum of 40 hours of 3000/4000 level courses is required for graduation.
- A minimum of 60 hours from a 4-year school is required for graduation excluding zero level and PE activity courses.
- At least fifty percent of the major requirements must be upper division courses (3000 and 4000 level).
- At least 18 hours or fifty percent of the major, whichever is greater, must be satisfactorily completed at NSU.
- The minimum number of credit hours required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences varies based on the type of degree. B.S. and B.S.Ed. degrees require at least 55 hours and B.S.M.L.S. and B.S.N. degrees require at least 40 hours. Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) courses are identified in catalog course descriptions.
For additional information, see Bachelor's Degree Requirements .