A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Computational Physics BS

Traditionally, physics has been divided into two areas: experimental physics, which deals with the design of experiments and measurement, and theoretical physics, which deals with theoretical models and predictions. More recently a third area has been added, computational physics, which involves the use of computers in modeling and analyzing complex systems. In addition to our traditional physics major, we offer computational physics for students interested in the application of computers to physical problems. This program will equip you with highly sought-after computer and problem solving skills, and is a growing area of interdisciplinary study that will only continue to gain importance.

 Recommended Courses12
PHYS 258 Analog Electronics 4
PHYS 259 Digital Electronics 4
CSCI 226 Computer Architecture 2
CSCI 245 Software Engineering 2
 Pre-requisites
16
PHYS 151 General Physics I 4
PHYS 152 General Physics II 4
MATH 180 or 181 Calculus and Its Origins OR Calculus I 4
MATH 182 Calculus II 4
 Co-requisites12
MATH 241 Differential Equations 4
MATH 261 Linear Algebra 4
MATH 321 Multivariate Calculus 4
 Major Requirements35
PHYS 251 Mechanics I 4
PHYS 212 Modern Physics 4
PHYS 353 Electricity and Magnetism I 4
PHYS 355 Thermal Physics 4
PHYS 471 Physics Project Lab 1
PHYS 472 Physics Project Lab 1
PHYS 482 Physics Seminar 1
CSCI 211 Programming I 4
CSCI 218 Programming II 4
CSCI 236 Data Structures and Algorithms 4
MATH 331 Numerical Analysis 4