B.S. in Applied Physics - Engineering 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
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Argumentation and Debate
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
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 Engineering Option Major Courses
CS 1310Programming I3
EG 2341Fundamentals of Logic Design3
EG 2141Logic Design Laboratory1
EG 2152Circuit Analysis Laboratory1
EG 2352Circuit Analysis I3
EG 2353Circuit Analysis II3
EG 3156Electronics I Lab1
EG 3157Electronics II Lab1
EG 3356Electronics I3
EG 3357Electronics II3
MT 2412Calculus I4
MT 2413Calculus II4
MT 3311Differential Equations3
MT 3414Calculus III4
MT 4351Numerical Analysis I3
MT 4331Probability Theory3
PY 1404University Physics I4
PY 2404University Physics II4
PY 3101Modern Physics Lab1
PY 3125Special Topics Laboratory1
PY 3301Modern Physics3
PY 3304Thermodynamics3
PY 3307Mechanics3
PY 3308Quantum Mechanics3
PY 33093
An elective can be any course taken from any discipline.1
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 Hours120

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

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
CS 13103SMC 13XX3
MT 24124EN 13113
PY 14044MT 24134
ND 01010PY 24044
 14 17
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
EG 23413Speech3
EG 21411History/Social Science3
MT 33113MT 34144
PY 33013PY 33043
PY 31011 
 14 16
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Foreign Language3SMC 23XX3
EG 23523Fine Arts/Literature3
EG 21521Foreign Language3
MT 43513EG 23533
PY 33073PY 31251
 16 16
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 43013
EG 33563Advanced Theology3
EG 31561EG 33573
MT 43313EG 31571
PY 33083PY 31251
 PY 33093
 13 14
Total Semester Hours 120

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