Applied Physics, BS/Engineering, MS

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Note: This curriculum reflects only course work to be taken as an undergraduate student. For additional course work to be taken as a graduate student, see the graduate program in the Northeastern University Graduate Catalog.

Breadth Courses

Mathematics
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2321Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
General Engineering
GE 1111Engineering Problem Solving and Computation4
Chemistry
CHEM 1211
and CHEM 1212
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 1211
5

Major Requirements

Introductory Physics
Physics 1
Complete one of the following:5
Physics 1
and Lab for PHYS 1161
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
Physics 2
Complete one of the following:5
Physics 2
and Lab for PHYS 1165
Physics for Engineering 2
and Lab for PHYS 1155
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1155
Intermediate Physics
PHYS 2303Modern Physics4
PHYS 2305Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics4
PHYS 2371
and PHYS 2372
Electronics
and Lab for PHYS 2371
4
Advanced Physics
PHYS 3600Advanced Physics Laboratory4
PHYS 3602Electricity and Magnetism4
PHYS 3603Electromagnetic Waves and Optics4
PHYS 5115Quantum Mechanics4
Experiential Learning
Note: The experiential learning requirement is waived following a student presentation connected with a co-op and/or research experience. The requirement is often fulfilled by a talk at a Society of Physics Students meeting but can be fulfilled by an adequately documented presentation at a professional meeting or at an appropriate campus event. Contact your faculty advisor for additional information.
PHYS 4996Experiential Education Directed Study4
Senior Capstone
PHYS 5318Principles of Experimental Physics4
Engineering Undergraduate Requirements
EECE 2150Circuits and Signals: Biomedical Applications4
EECE 2412Fundamentals of Electronics4
EECE 2520Fundamentals of Linear Systems4

Graduate Course Work to Be Taken As an Undergraduate Student

Minimum 3.000 GPA required in all graduate courses

Graduate Courses
Complete the following courses as an undergraduate student. These courses fulfill requirements listed above:
PHYS 5115Quantum Mechanics4
PHYS 5318Principles of Experimental Physics4

Applied Physics and Engineering Major Credit Requirement

Complete 70 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirements

135 total semester hours required for the bachelor’s degree
Minimum 3.000 GPA required in all graduate courses

Five Years, Two Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 10001PHYS 1165 (ND)4Vacation0Vacation0
MATH 1341 (FQ)4PHYS 1166 (AD)1  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4PHYS 11670  
CHEM 12114MATH 1342 (FQ)4  
CHEM 12121GE 11114  
CHEM 12130Open elective4  
PHYS 1161 (ND)4   
PHYS 1162 (AD)1   
PHYS 11630   
 19 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 2303 (ND)4EECE 21504Vacation0Co-op0
PHYS 2371 (ND)3EECE 2151 (AD)1  
PHYS 2372 (EI)1PHYS 2305 (ND)4  
MATH 2321 (FQ)4MATH 23414  
Open elective4EESC 20001  
 Open elective4  
 16 18 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0PHYS 3602 (ND)4PHYS 3603 (ND)4Co-op0
 EECE 24124PHYS 3600 (ND, AD, WI)4 
 EECE 2413 (WI)1  
 EECE 25204  
 ENGW 3315 (WD)4  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0PHYS 5115 (ND, FQ)4Open elective4Vacation0
 PHYS 5318 (ND, AD, CE)4Open elective4 
 EECE graduate elective4  
 EECE graduate elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
EECE graduate elective4EECE graduate elective4  
EECE graduate elective4EECE graduate elective4  
EECE graduate elective4EECE graduate elective4  
Open elective4Open elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 151