Engineering Physics (BME Minor) Sample Curriculum

The exact chronological order of the courses depends on AP credits, summer courses, choice of electives, and number of credits per semester. Thus, different students will take some courses in different chronological order.

Below is a typical schedule, shown as an example of the chronological order, not as a fixed course schedule for all students. However, some courses are essential prerequisites for more advanced courses.

Freshman Year

Semester 1CreditsSemester 2Credits
Professional Orientation 1PHYS 1610/1620 Engineering Physics I with Lab 4
CHEM 1110/1115 General Chemistry I/ Lab 4BME 1010 Biomedical Engineering Orientation 1
ENGL 1920 or 1920 Adv. Strategies of Rhetoric & Research or Adv. Writing for Professionals 3MATH 1520 Calculus II 4
MATH 1510 Calculus I 4CHEM 1120/1125 General Chemistry II/ Lab 4
BIOL 1040 Biology I with Lab   4  BIOL 1060 Biology II with Lab   4  
 16 17

Sophomore Year

Semester 3CreditsSemester 4Credits
PHYS 1630 Engineering Physics II 3PHYS 2610 Modern Physics 3
PHYS 1640 Engineering Physics II Laboratory 1PHYS 2620 Modern Physics Laboratory 1
MATH 2530 Calculus III 4Social Science Elective 3
BME 2000 Biomedical Computing 3MATH 3550 Differential Equations  3
BME 3200 Mechanics 3BME 4200 Biomechanics 3
BIOL 2600 Human Physiology    3   ECE 2001/2002 Engineering Circuits/ Lab   4  
 17 17

Junior Year

Semester 5CreditsSemester 6Credits
PHIL 2050 Ethics 3PHYS 4210 Electricity-Magnetism I 3
BME 3000 or 4000 Level Course 3PHYS 3410 Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics 3
PHYS 4610 Quantum Mechanics 3BME 3000 or 4000 Level Course 3
MATH 3270 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers 3MATH 4800 Probability and Statistics for Engineers3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations   3  
MATH 3240 Numerical Analysis I  3  
 15 15

Senior Year

Semester 7CreditsSemester 8Credits
BME 3000 or 4000 Level Course 3BME 4960 Senior Projects II 3
Humanities 3PHYS 3310 Optics 3
BME 4950 Senior Projects I 3PHYS 3320 Optics Laboratory 1
Engineering Physics Elective 3Cultural Diversity Elective 3
PHIL 3400 Ethics and Engineering 3BME 4000 Level Course 3
CMM 2200 Small Group Presentation   1  Engineering Physics Elective   3  
 16 16

Total Hours: 129