Engineering Physics (B.S.)

Core Curriculum Requirements54-52
Major Core Requirements72
Total Units126-124

Engineering Physics Major Core Requirements 

Lower Division Course Requirements
CHEM-120
120L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab 1
4
CHEM-121
121L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
CSCI-100C
100CL
Introduction to Computer Science
and Introduction to Computer Science Lab
4
MATH-180CCalculus 14
MATH-181CCalculus II4
MATH-265CIntro to Statistical Methods3
MATH-281Multivariable Calculus4
PSCI-223C
223CL
Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
and Mechanics of Solids and Fluids Lab
4
PSCI-225
225L
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity and Magnetsm Lab
4
Upper Division Course Requirements
MATH-300Linear Algebra3
MATH-310Differential Equations3
MATH-390Numerical Analysis3
ENGR-310
310L
Electronics I
and Electronics I Lab
5
ENGR-320
320L
Optics
and Optics Labratory
5
ENGR-400
400L
Introduction to Materials Science Engr.
and Intro/Materials Science Laboratory
4
CHEM-440
440L
Instrumental Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
4
CHEM-456
456L
Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics
and Physical Chemistry Technique Lab
4
CHEM-458Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics2
CHEM-485Undergraduate Research2
or CHEM-450 UG Research Or Internship Program
CHEM-499CChemistry Capstone Seminar2
Total Units72

Disclaimer: This sample Four Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of Chemical and Environmental Sciences.

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Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
CHEM-120 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM-120L General Chemistry I Lab 1
MATH-180C Calculus 1 4
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
 Units15
Year 1 Term 2
CHEM-121 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM-121L General Chemistry II Lab 1
MATH-181C Calculus II 4
CSCI-100C Introduction to Computer Science 3
CSCI-100CL Introduction to Computer Science Lab 1
MATH-285 Intro to Adv Mathematics 3
 Units15
Year 2 Term 1
PSCI-223C Mechanics of Solids and Fluids 3
PSCI-223CL Mechanics of Solids and Fluids Lab 1
MATH-281 Multivariable Calculus 4
MATH-300 Linear Algebra 3
THEO-101C Foundations of Christian Life 3
CHEM-252 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM-252L Analytical Chem Techniques 1
 Units18
Year 2 Term 2
PSCI-225 Electricity and Magnetism 3
PSCI-225L Electricity and Magnetsm Lab 1
MATH-265C Intro to Statistical Methods 3
MATH-310 Differential Equations 3
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
 Units16
Year 3 Term 1
CHEM-456 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics 2
PSCI-227 Waves, Optics and Modern Physics 3
CHEM-440 Instrumental Analysis 2
CHEM-440L Instrumental Analysis Lab 2
MATH-390 Numerical Analysis 3
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
 Units15
Year 3 Term 2
CHEM-458 Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics 2
CHEM-456L Physical Chemistry Technique Lab 1-2
ENGR-310 Electronics I 4
ENGR-310L Electronics I Lab 1
CHEM-PLUGRUndergraduate Research or Internship 2
HIST-PLCR1History Core Requirement (US History) 3
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
 Units16-17
Year 4 Term 1
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
ENGR-400 Introduction to Materials Science Engr. 3
ENGR-400L Intro/Materials Science Laboratory 1
KINE-145C Lifetime Fitness/Wellness Lect 1
HIST-PLCR2History Core Requirement (World Civ) 3
 Units11
Year 4 Term 2
ENGR-320 Optics 4
ENGR-320L Optics Labratory 1
CHEM-499C Chemistry Capstone Seminar 2
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
ENGL-230C Literature and the Human Experience 3
KINE-146C Lifetime Fitness/Well Activity 1
PSYC-103C Introduction to Psychology 3
 Units17
 Total Units123-124