B.S. in Applied Physics - Computer Science Option

St. Mary’s University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Science, Engineering, and Technology Specific Core
Speech3
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History/Social Science3
Select one of the following:
Any HS course
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Adjudication of Social Issues
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
Organizational Behavior
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
Introduction to Global Affairs
General Psychology
Human Factors
Introductory Sociology
Social Issues
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Theology3
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Fine Arts3
Select one AR, DM, MU or any EN 23XX literature course
BS Applied Physics Computer Science Option Major Courses
CS 1310Programming I3
CS 1311Programming II3
CS 2313Object Oriented Programming I3
CS 2315Algorithms3
Advanced Computer Science CS 33XX/43XX3
Advanced Computer Science CS 33XX/43XX3
MT 2412Calculus I4
MT 2413Calculus II4
MT 3311Differential Equations3
MT 3323Discrete Math Structures3
MT 3324Linear Algebra3
MT 4351Numerical Analysis I3
PY 1404University Physics I4
PY 2404University Physics II4
PY 3101Modern Physics Lab1
PY 3301Modern Physics3
PY 3304Thermodynamics3
PY 3307Mechanics3
PY 3308Quantum Mechanics3
PY 3309Electromagnetics3
Technical Elective 33
Technical Elective 34
Technical Elective 34
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by successfully completing PY 3301 with a grade of “C” or higher.
Total Semester Hours124
1

All St. Mary’s Core SMC 13XX "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC 23XX "Practice" courses.

2

Grade of “C” or better is required.  International students may be required to take EN 1313 to fulfill this requirement.

3

The Technical Electives may be chosen from any advanced science course.

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your advisor on a regular basis.

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3SMC 13XX3
CS 13103SMC 13XX3
MT 24124CS 13113
PY 14044MT 24134
ND 01010PY 24044
 14 17
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3SMC 13XX3
EN 13113Speech3
CS 23133History/Social Science3
MT 33113MT 33233
PY 33013PY 33043
PY 31011 
 16 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 23XX3
Foreign Language3SMC 23XX3
CS 23153Fine Arts/Literature3
MT 33243Foreign Language3
PY 33073CS 33XX/43XX3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 43013
MT 43513Advanced Theology3
PY 33083PY 33093
CS 33XX/43XX3Technical Elective4
Technical Elective4Technical Elective3
 16 16
Total Semester Hours 124

Minors in Chemistry and Biology require 20 credit hours while minors in Computer Science and Environmental Science require 18 credit hours.