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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Applied and Engineering Physics Program (BS)

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Physics examines universal properties of inanimate nature. While some aspects of nature are not permanent, such as the shape of Cape Cod or even a spiral arm of a galaxy, the forces that created both Cape Cod and the spiral arm obey universal laws.

Physics is concerned with questions whose answers and ideas must be sought and tested by experiment. In fact, questions are often generated by experimental discovery. There is every reason to believe that answers, once found, have a permanent and universal validity as all evidence indicates that the laws of physics are the same everywhere in the universe.

Introductory physics courses are designed to serve students majoring in many different areas. The algebra-based sequence is designed for students in biology and the health professions, while the calculus-based sequence is designed for students in physics, chemistry, engineering, or math.

Advanced physics courses are designed to provide fundamental training for professional work in physics and for teaching physics in secondary schools.

Note that completion of PHY 143 , or PHY 143  and PHY 145 , or PHY 243  and PHY 245 , is prerequisite to certain concentration programs.



A. Technology Foundations

C. Physics Electives

At least eight additional credits in PHY courses numbered 300 or above.

E. Other Sciences and Technology

At least twelve additional credits in biology, chemistry, computer science, cybersecurity, digital manufacturing technology, engineering, information technology and informatics, innovation and technology, mathematics, physical geography, and/or sustainability and energy technology, all in courses numbered 200 or above and including at least 8 credits in courses numbered 300 or above.

F. Additional Requirements

All University of Michigan-Flint graduation requirements, including General Education requirements

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 120 credits

Honors Program

All bachelor-degree-seeking students with GPAs of 3.5 or higher are eligible to apply to the University of Michigan-Flint Honors Program.  Please contact the Honors Program Manager or the Honors Program Director for further information.

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