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Division of Continuing Studies

Engineering Physics

The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies degree with an area of concentration in engineering physics.


PHYS 2110/1154 General Physics Calculus 5 hours
PHYS 2120/1164 General Physics Calculus  5 hrs
PHYS 4200 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 3 hrs
PHYS 3250 Mathematical Method [May substitute MATH 2050 (Linear Algebra) and MATH 2350 (Differential Equations) for PHYS 3250] 3 or 6 hrs
PHYS 3260 Computer Tools 3 hrs
PHYS 3800 Optics 3 hrs
PHYS 3450 Classical Mechanics 3 hrs
PHYS 3750 Electricity and Magnetism I 3 hrs
PHYS 3600 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics 3 hrs
* In place of PHYS 3260, you may subsittute MATH 2200 ("Mathematical Computing I", 3 hrs).

Two from the following:

PHYS 3504, 3524,
3544, 3564
Experimental 1 hr each

Required mathematics:

MATH 1950, 1960, 1970 Calculus I, II, III 14 hrs

Required engineering:

20 hours from Civil Engineering OR Computer and Electronics Engineering.

Required general education:

CHEM 1180/1184 General Chemistry I/Lab 4 hrs
ENGL 3980 Technical Writing Across Disciplines 3 hrs
ENGR 3000 Creativity and Writing for Engineers 3 hrs

Career Information:
An area of concentration in engineering physics combines physics (why things work) with engineering (how to make things work). It will provide students with a strong physics background while preparing them for work or an advanced degree in engineering. Engineering physics students may also find careers in product development, education, research, mining, technical writing, consulting, utilities, manufacturing, government laboratories, and quality control.

For more career information, check out U.S. Department of Labor - Engineers or UNO Career Center.

Revised Fal; 2013