Alternate Career Choice

Alternate Career Choice Concentration Curriculum

To view a listing of the undergraduate-level courses offered, click here.

Bachelor of Science: Alternate Career Choice Concentration

Freshman Year   Fall Spring
ENG 104, 105 Composition I, II 3 3
HIST 101, 102 History of Civilization I, II 3 3
MATH 231 Calculus I with Lab   4
BIO 111 General Biology I 3  
BIOL 111 General Biology I Lab 1  
CHEM 141, 142        General Chemistry I, II 3 3
CHML 141, 142 General Chemistry I, II Lab 1 1
HE 101 Concepts of Health   3
UNIV 100 University Success 2  
PHY 198, 199 Physics Seminar 0.5 0.5
    ____________
(Freshman Year Total: 34 Hours) 16.5 17.5

Sophomore Year   Fall Spring
ENG 205 World Literature 3  
ENG 206 Literature of Science   3
SPCH 201 Speech Arts   3
PHY 211, 212 General Physics I, II 3 3
PHYL 211, 212         General Physics I, II Lab 1 1
MATH 232 Calculus II with Lab 4  
CSC 117 FORTRAN Programming   3
*OPT 1 Career Option Course 1 3  
*OPT 2 Career Option Course 2   3
PHY 298, 299 Physics Seminar 0.5 0.5
    ____________
(Sophomore Year Total: 33 Hours) 15.5 15.5

Junior Year   Fall Spring
MUS 205 or ART 205 Music or Art Appreciation   3
PHY 361 Math Methods in Physics I   3
FR, GR, CHI, or SP 101, 102        Foreign Language Option 3 3
PHY 311 Theoretical Mechanics I 3  
PHY 351 Thermal and Statistical Physics 3  
PHY 330W Methods of Experimental Physics   3
PHIL 301 Intro. to Philosophy 3  
*OPT 3 Career Option Course 3 3  
*OPT 4 Career Option Course 4   3
PHY 398, 399 Physics Seminar 0.5 0.5
    ____________
(Junior Year Total: 31 Hours) 15.5 15.5

Senior Year   Fall Spring
PHY 411 Electromagnetic Theory I 3  
PHY 422 Quantum Mechanics 3  
PHY 431 Atomic and Nuclear Physics   3
SS/SOC XXX        Social Science Option   3
ELECT Free Electives   4
PHY XXX Physics Elective 3  
*OPT 5 Career Option Course 5 3  
*OPT 6 Career Option Course 6   3
    _________
(Senior Year Total: 26 Hours 12.5 13.5

TOTAL HOURS: 124
(Minimum Credit Hours required for the Degree: 124

NOTE: Students must satisfactorily pass the English Proficiency Examination.

Alternate Career Choice Course Options

a. Students with Medicine as career choice

Option Course Hours
OPT 1 BIO 112 & BIOL 112 (General Biology II and Lab) 4
OPT 2 BIO 218 & BIOL 281 (Comparative Anatomy and Lab) 4
OPT 3 CHEM 241 & CHML 241 (Organic Chemistry I and Lab) 4
OPT 4 CHEM 242 & CHML 242 (Organic Chemistry II and Lab) 4
OPT 5 CHEM 431 & CHML 431 (Biochemistry and Lab) 4
OPT 6 Open 3

b. Students with Civil Engineering as career choice

Option Course Hours
OPT 1 EN 222 (Engineering Mechanics I) 3
OPT 2 EN 240 (Strength of Materials) 3
OPT 3 CIV 330 & CIVL 330 (Fluid Mechanics and Lab) 4
OPT 4 Open* 3
OPT 5 Open* 3
OPT 6 Open* 3

*Choice of three (3) courses from CIV 320, CIV 340 & Lab, CIV 370,
CIV 380 & Lab, and CIV 390; Student, advisor, and chairs will participate
in the discussion for choice. One 400-level CIV course may be chosen if
it matches with student’s interest and appropriate prerequisite is met.

c. Student with MBA/Management as career choice

Option Course Hours
OPT 1 MNGT 330 (Management to Organizations) 3
OPT 2 ECO 211 (Principles of Macroeconomics) 3
OPT 3 ECO 212 (Principles of Microeconomics) 3
OPT 4 MNGT 333 (Quantitative Business Analysis) 3
OPT 5 MNGT 350 (Database Management Systems Applications) 3
OPT 6 MNGT 460 (Management Information Systems) 3

d. Students with Physics Teaching in High School as career choice

Option Course Hours
OPT 1 EDCI 100 (Introduction to Education) 3
OPT 2 EDFL 203 (Foundations of Education) 3
OPT 3 GUID 215 (Human Development Learning) 3
OPT 4 SCI 205 & SCIL 205 (Earth Science for Teachers and Lab) 4
OPT 5 EDFL 367 (Assessment, Measurements & Evaluation) 3
OPT 6 EDCI 401 (Research in Classroom Management) 3

Students with career choices other than those mentioned above should consult with his or her advisor.

Other possible career choices could be:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Medical Physics/Biophysics
  • Computational Sciences
  • Nano-Science and Technology
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering

OPT courses will be sequenced following course pre-requisites and as courses are offered by the respective departments.