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Section XV

College of Science and Technology

In various forms, science and technology have played an important role in the development of all civilisations; this was particularly the case the past century, and science and technology promise to be of ever-increasing importance for our lives in the present century.

The courses offered by the College of Science and Technology not only aim to provide the students with a solid knowledge-base about selected disciplines. As should be the case with any good institute of higher learning, more advanced-level courses, in particular, are of sufficient depth to contribute to the students' intellectual development by training them to think clearly and creatively in a focused manner. This is to give them confidence in tackling and solving problems; including the communication of their results to others.

The mission of the College of Science and Technology is to produce graduates who have a good grounding in science and technology; and who thus have both the knowledge and the ability to use it to contribute to Cambodia's future socio-economic development.

1. DEGREE OFFERINGS

·       Biology (AS/BS; concentrations in various subdisciplines possible)

·       Chemistry (AS/BS)

·       Information Technology (UC/AS/BS)

·       Mathematics (AS/BS)

·       Physics (AS/BS)

Note: AS – Associate Degree; BS – Bachelor’s Degree

2. ADMISSION AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Students are encouraged to read a wide variety of courses in order to gain a breadth of knowledge; whilst, where possible at higher levels, they can follow particular tracks which give them a depth of knowledge in one particular area. In addition, proceeding through a course encourages the student to greater independence in both thinking and action, in preparation for the increased employers' expectations of them after graduation.

As oriented subjects for the Foundation Year, a student must do two of ITE102 (Introduction to Computer Programming C++), ITE103 (Introduction to the Internet and Networking) and PHE101 (Personal Health and Wellness). These are counted towards the balance of the student's electives.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Apart from the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia and the balance of electives selected outside the area of the major, a student must do a minimum of 30 credits (equivalent to ten courses) in order to major in a discipline offered by the College of Science and Technology. .

BACHELOR’S DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Apart from the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, Bachelor’s degree candidates doing a major in the College of Science and Technology must do a minimum of 54 credit hours (equivalent to eighteen courses) in their chosen topic (see individual Department entries for more detailed information about specific requirements).

In addition, a student must read the balance of electives selected from outside the area of the major: individual Departments may stipulate that some of these should be specific courses in other Departments. One possibility is that the student can choose a set of electives which counts as a minor in a different discipline (within the College of Science and Technology or in another college): at least 21 credit hours (equivalent to seven courses) is selected from a particular range on offer (note that the minimum number may vary between disciplines).

3. MINORS

The College of Science and Technology has the following programs where minors comprising 21 credit hours can be read:

·       Biology (with concentrations in various subdisciplines possible)

·       Chemistry

·       Information Technology

·       Mathematics

·       Physics

4. BIOLOGY

Biology is the study of living organisms, from the molecular level all the way up that of populations and ecosystems; and how they change over time as a result of adaptation and, over the generations, evolution.

A knowledge of Biology has been of considerable economic importance throughout history (although our ancestors might not have been aware that they were, loosely speaking, biologists): for example, for the obtaining of food (either from the wild or by farming); for improving medical knowledge and care-provision (partly as a result of studies on other animals); and for trying to create or recreate suitable environments to live in. Such contributions have been most marked over the past 50 years, as accumulating knowledge and increasingly sophisticated techniques have resulted in the birth of the biotechnology industry.

Biology is going through a major revolution as a result of the development of increasingly sophisticated analytical techniques at the molecular level. Indeed, many have suggested that Biology will be the science of the 21st century. For example, the Human Genome Project (with the preparation of a draft of all the instructions which are required by a fertilised egg to produce and maintain your body) has often been claimed to be the first step into the era of personalised medicine. Knowledge from this and other areas of molecular biology is now starting to have a major impact on our lives, with biotechnology being often proclaimed as the future not only for new ways of diagnosing and treating disease; but also for breeding improved crop plants and farm animals; for processing foodstuffs; and for producing better soap-powders, novel antibiotics, and other chemicals.

Perhaps more than most other spheres of human inquiry, the accumulating knowledge of Biology is vast in scope and diverse in nature; and it is rapidly getting ever more so with the wealth of information being obtained by rapidly-evolving molecular biological techniques. Given the breadth of the topic (and thus the range of courses which can be offered), it is recommended that a student who wants to major in Biology does one of a range of focus-groups, so that the opportunity to survey the wide landscape of Biology is balanced by an in-depth insight into one particular aspect. Various tracks are offered for students to follow, depending on their particular interests – from a focus on Molecular Biology & Genetics to one on Ecology & Conservation. Those tracks offered are ones which are relevant to Cambodia's needs at present (e.g. ones on Agriculture & Forestry; Aquaculture & Fisheries; Ecology & Conservation) and in the future (e.g. ones on Biochemistry & Physiology; Molecular Biology & Genetics).

Similarly, non-biologists can select to do minors in more specific fields of biology which are of relevance to Cambodia's present and future, and may therefore be of benefit to successful applicants (Agriculture; Aquaculture; Biotechnology; Conservation; Ecology; Fisheries).

ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, an Associate degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours (equivalent to ten courses) in Biology, together with the balance of electives selected from other Departments (which should include at least two chosen from CHM113, MTH120 and PHY113).

To fulfill their Biology requirements, students must take two essential level 100 courses (BIO111 and BIO112; BIO101 cannot be counted); since the Science component of the General Education requirement (GSC101 and GSC102) is a prerequisite for enrolling for these courses, this should be taken as early as possible. Thereafter, the student must select eight other Biology courses at levels 200 and 300 (those courses with the code 30x): what choices are open depends on course-availability and the student having fulfilled the necessary prerequisites.

BACHELOR’S DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, a Bachelor’s degree requires a minimum of 54 credit hours (equivalent to eighteen courses) in Biology, together with the balance of electives selected from other Departments (which preferably should include at least two chosen from CHM101, MTH120 and PHY101).

To fulfill their Biology requirements, students must take two essential level 100 courses (BIO111 and BIO112; BIO101 cannot be counted); since the Science component of the General Education requirement (GSC101 and GSC102) is a prerequisite for enrolling for these courses, this should be taken as early as possible. Thereafter, the student must do the six level 200 Biology core courses; and the remaining courses from the higher division (levels 300 and 400). The choice of courses (see below) is subject to availability and to the student having fulfilled the necessary prerequisites.

For a general education in the broad field of Biology (with a limited scope for some specialisation), it is suggested that the student do courses from the range BIO301 to BIO308 (MTH331 [Mathematics for Biology and the Health Sciences] is a potential alternative for one of these); together with four others from BIO401 to BIO407 (BIO491 is a potential alternative for one of these).

However, it is recommended that the selection of these and other upper-division courses is based on one of various focus-groups (see table, below). In this way, the student can get not only a broad overview of Biology but also a more in-depth insight into one particular aspect of this vast topic.

 

Area of Focus

Courses

Level 300*

Level 400*

Agriculture & Forestry

BIO303; BIO305; BIO306; BIO307; BIO311; BIO312; MTH331

BIO405; BIO406; BIO411; BIO412; BIO413; BIO414; BIO491

Aquaculture & Fisheries

BIO303; BIO304; BIO305; BIO321; BIO322; BIO323; MTH331

BIO405; BIO414; BIO421; BIO422; BIO423; BIO424; BIO491

Biochemistry & Physiology

BIO301; BIO302; BIO303; BIO304; BIO305; BIO308; BIO331

BIO401; BIO402; BIO403; BIO404; BIO406; BIO431; BIO491

Ecology & Conservation

BIO306; BIO312; BIO322; BIO341; BIO342; BIO343; MTH331

BIO401; BIO405; BIO421; BIO424; BIO441; BIO442; BIO443; BIO491

Molecular Biology & Genetics

BIO301; BIO302; BIO303; BIO308; BIO331; BIO351; BIO352

BIO401; BIO402; BIO403; BIO404; BIO407; BIO442; BIO491

* Students to select at least four options at each level (subject to availability and students having fulfilled the necessary prerequisites)

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN A BIOLOGY CONCENTRATION

 Other students can apply to do a minor in a particular area of Biology. If accepted, students must complete a total of 21 credit hours (seven courses, excluding GSC101 and GSC102), which should include BIO111 and BIO112 (BIO101 cannot be counted). The remaining six courses can be chosen from the level 200 and upper-division options offered in a particular area (subject to course-availability and the student having fulfilled the necessary prerequisites).

 

Area of Minor

Courses

Level 200

Levels 300 & 400*

Agriculture

BIO201; BIO205

BIO305; BIO307; BIO311; BIO312

Aquaculture

BIO201; BIO206

BIO305; BIO321; BIO322; BIO323

Biotechnology

BIO202; BIO203; BIO204

BIO301 or BIO308; BIO303; BIO331

Conservation

BIO201; BIO206

BIO306; BIO342; BIO424; BIO441

Ecology

Fisheries

BIO201; BIO206

BIO201; BIO206

BIO306; BIO322 or BIO341; BIO342; BIO343

BIO306 or BIO421; BIO321; BIO322; BIO424

* Choose at least three options

Core Courses (3 credits each)

BIO101: Fundamentals of Biology (cannot be counted towards Biology major)

BIO111: Cell and Molecular Biology

BIO112: Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution

Major Elective Courses (3 credits each)

BIO201: Animal and Plant Biology

BIO202: Microbiology

BIO203: Genetics
BIO204: Biochemistry
BIO205: Physiology
BIO206: Ecology and Behaviour

Upper-division options (choose at least four courses at each level for major):

BIO301: Cell Biology

BIO302: Biochemical Energetics

BIO303: Applied Genetics and Gene Technologies

BIO304: Comparative Animal Physiology

BIO305: Nutrition

BIO306: Ecosystems of South-East Asia

BIO307: Tropical Crop Science

BIO308: Immunology

BIO311: Entomology + Pest Management

BIO312: Soil Science
BIO321: Fish Biology

BIO322: Aquatic Ecology

BIO323: Principles of Aquaculture
BIO331: Regulation of Gene Expression
BIO341: Terrestrial Ecology
BIO342: Community and Population Ecology
BIO343: Pollution and Toxicology
BIO351: Embryology and Developmental Biology
BIO352: Experimental Techniques in Molecular Biology and Genetics

BIO401: Topics in Evolutionary Biology

BIO402: Protein Structure and Function + Intercellular Communication

BIO403: Neurobiology

BIO404: Biology of Cancer + Biological Clocks

BIO405: Ecological Problems in SE Asia + Sustainable Utilisation of Natural Resources

BIO406: Plant Ecophysiology + Parasitology

BIO407: Molecular Biotechnology + Applied Microbiology

BIO411: Horticulture + Forestry Practice

BIO412: Plant Diseases + Diseases of Farm Animals

BIO413: Avian and Mammalian Reproductive Physiology + Plant Reproduction and Propagation

BIO414: Food-Processing Technologies
BIO421: Fish-Harvest Technologies of the Mekong Basin + Biological Oceanography
BIO422: Reproduction of Aquatic Organisms

BIO423: Interspecific Associations of Aquatic Organisms

BIO424: Fisheries Ecology + Coastal and Freshwater Management

BIO431: Comparative Biochemistry
BIO441: Forest and Wildlife Management + Ecological Restoration

BIO442: Evolutionary and Conservation Genetics + Biogeography, Biodiversity and Bioprospecting

BIO443: Environmental Monitoring and Risk Assessment

BIO491: Individual assignments

5. CHEMISTRY

Chemistry is the study of the composition and properties of different materials, and how these can be made or modified. It is thus concerned with what makes us and our surroundings; so that its usefullness pervades every aspect of life.

For example, a knowledge of the fundamental principles of chemistry is of considerable importance for the production of countless consumer and industrial products, including medicines and pharmaceuticals. Also, the subject has become important for understanding the impact of such production techniques on the environment, as a result of pollution. There are also other, more specialised applications for chemistry: for example, in forensic analysis; and in biochemistry, which studies the nature of the composition of living organisms.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, an Associate degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours (equivalent to ten courses) in Chemistry, together with the balance of electives selected from other Departments (which should include at least two chosen from BIO101, PHY101 and MTH120).

To fulfill their Chemistry requirements, students must take two essential level 100 courses (CHM111 and CHM112; CHM101 cannot be counted); since the Science component of the General Education requirement (GSC101 and GSC102) is a prerequisite for enrolling for these courses, this should be taken as early as possible. Thereafter, the student must select eight other Chemistry courses at levels 200 and 300: what choices are open depends on course-availability and the student having fulfilled the necessary prerequisites.

BACHELOR’S DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, a Bachelor’s degree requires a minimum of 54 credit hours (equivalent to eighteen courses) in Chemistry, together with the balance of electives selected from other Departments (which should include at least two chosen from BIO101, MTH120 and PHY101).

To fulfill their Chemistry requirements, students must take two essential level 100 courses (CHM111 and CHM112; CHM101 cannot be counted); since the Science component of the General Education requirement (GSC101 and GSC102) is a prerequisite for enrolling for these courses, this should be taken as early as possible. Thereafter, the student must do the six level 200 Chemistry core courses; and choose the remaining courses from the higher division (levels 300 and 400). The choice of courses is subject to availability and the student having fulfilled the necessary prerequisites.

In addition, all Chemistry majors are recommended to read some of MTH110 (College Algebra), MTH112 (Calculus I) and MTH113 (Calculus II), together with MTH120 (Statistics) and basic courses in Biology and Physics (BIO113 and PHY113), as part of their electives.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN CHEMISTRY

 Other students can apply to do a minor in a particular area of Chemistry. If accepted, students must complete a total of 21 credit hours (seven courses), which should include CHM111 and CHM112 (CHM101 cannot be counted). The remaining five modules can be chosen from the level 200 and upper-division options offered, subject to course-availability and the student having fulfilled the necessary prerequisites).

Core Courses (3 credits each)

CHM101: Fundamentals of Chemistry (cannot be counted towards Chemistry major)

CHM111: Basic Physical and Inorganic Chemistry

CHM112: Basic Organic Chemistry

CHM201: Physical Chemistry I

CHM202: Inorganic Chemistry I

CHM203: Organic Chemistry I

CHM204: Analytical Chemistry I

CHM205: Spectroscopic Techniques and Their Applications

CHM206: Atomic Structure and Radiochemistry

Major Elective Courses (3 credits each; choose at least four courses at each level for major):

CHM301: Physical Chemistry II

CHM302: Inorganic Chemistry II

CHM303: Organic Chemistry II

CHM304: Analytical Chemistry II

CHM305: Molecular Thermodynamics and Quantum Chemistry        

CHM306: Environmental Chemistry

CHM307: Experimental Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

CHM308: Experimental Organic and Analytical Chemistry

CHM401: Polymer Chemistry

CHM402: Materials Chemistry   

CHM403: Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces        

CHM404: Organometallics and Catalysis

CHM405: Industrial Organic Chemistry

CHM406: Chemistry of Natural Products
CHM407: Chemical Processes
CHM408: Chemistry of Semiconductors
CHM491: Individual assignments

6. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Information Technology is based on the systematic study of algorithmic processes – their theory, analysis, design, implementation, and application; and applying this knowledge to solve problems – creating the right model and then devising an appropriate computer manipulation for a solution. Thus, even though it is a relatively new field, Information Technology touches virtually every area of human endeavor.

The Information Technology curriculum is both problem-solving and applications oriented. It is especially structured so that students obtain "real" problem-solving experience. The undergraduate degree program in Information Technology has two focus-groups.

1) Computer Science (CS) This concentrates on computer and network hardware systems, their design and management, and programming principles and languages.

2) Information Science (IS) This concentrates on the fundamental techniques and knowledge used in designing and implementing information processing systems with an emphasis on systems software design and computer organization.

Graduates in Information Technology will find ready employment in almost any area of computer use: managing networks, developing software solutions, or designing systems for organizations, businesses, and government institutions.

DEGREE OFFERINGS

Note: AS – Associate Degree; BS – Bachelor’s Degree

ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, an Associate degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours (equivalent to ten courses) in Information Technology, together with the balance of electives selected from other Departments.

Apart from ITE101 (which counts towards the General Education requirement), all students must take ten other core courses (30 credits) .

BACHELOR’S DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, a Bachelor’s degree requires a minimum of 54 credit hours (equivalent to eighteen courses) in Information Technology, together with the balance of electives selected from other Departments.

Apart from ITE101 (which counts towards the General Education requirement), all students majoring in Information Technology must complete the other twelve core modules (36 credits), together with the seven higher level courses appropriate to their chosen major..

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Other students can apply to do a minor in Information Technology, where they must do a minimum of 21 credit hours (equivalent to seven courses) based on the inputs of the appropriate advisor.

Core Courses (3 credits each)

ITE101: Fundamentals of Computing and Information (Note: This course must be counted towards the General Education requirements of all students.)

ITE102: Introduction to Computer Programming C++

ITE103: Introduction to the Internet and Networking

ITE104: Logic and Computation

ITE105: Computer Architecture

ITE106: Advanced C++ Programming

ITE201: Fundamentals of Database and Information Systems

ITE204: Data Structure and Algorithms C++

ITE205: Fundamentals of Computer Graphics

ITE206: Web Development I (HTML)

ITE207: Fundamentals of Computer Networking

ITE302: Software Engineering

Major Elective Courses (3 credits each)

     Information science

ITE301: Database Administration and Management

ITE303: Data Communications and Networking

ITE306: Multimedia Systems and Techniques

ITE401:  System Analysis and Design

ITE402: OOP-Programming (VB.NET)

ITE403: E-Commerce

ITE405: Advanced Database (Oracle)

     Computer science

ITE304: Operating Systems

ITE305: Web Development II (ASP and ASP.NET)

ITE404: Networking Administration I

ITE406: Networking Administration II

ITE407: Wireless Network and Technology

ITE408: Telecommunication Systems Engineering


7. MATHEMATICS

Mathematics is a means of dealing with order, patterns, and numbers in the world around us. The abilities to compute, to think logically, and to take a reasoned approach to solving problems are highly valued in society and essential for any educated person. Mathematics is not just a body of knowledge, but the ability to identify the right questions; and then to apply analysis, reasoning, comparison, deduction, and generalization to work toward solutions.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, an Associate degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours (equivalent to ten courses) in Mathematics, together with the balance of electives selected from other Departments.

To qualify for an Associate degree in Mathematics, a student must complete (or pass by placement test) six core modules (18 credits): MTH110, MTH111, MTH112, MTH113, MTH190, and MTH120. In addition, they must also do either MTH334 (Science-oriented) or MTH335 (Social Science-oriented); and complete at least three of MTH214, MTH250, MTH315, MTH320, MTH330 and MTH362.

BACHELOR’S DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, a Bachelor’s degree requires a minimum of 54 credit hours (equivalent to eighteen courses) in Mathematics; together with the balance of Maths-related electives selected from other Departments (after consultation with a faculty advisor).

All students majoring in Mathematics must complete (or pass by placement test) seven core modules (21 credits): MTH110, MTH111, MTH112, MTH113, MTH190, MTH214 and MTH343.

Mathematics majors are recommended to select their other Maths courses, and also their outside electives, according to one of two tracks –

·       S-track for Science-oriented students, and

·       E-track for students in Economics and the Social Sciences.

Students following the S-track must do MTH315 and MTH334; and they must take at least six other courses (18 credits). S-track students are recommended to choose from –

MTH120, MTH250, MTH316, MTH318, MTH320, MTH321, MTH332, MTH336, MTH362 and MTH371.

Those following the E-track must do MTH120 and MTH330; and they must take at least six other courses (18 credits). E-track students are recommended to choose from –

MTH240, MTH250, MTH320, MTH321, MTH322, MTH340, MTH350, MTH360 and MTH362.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN MATHEMATICS

Other students can apply to do a minor in a particular area of Mathematics. If accepted, students must complete a total of 21 credit hours (seven courses), which should include five from the required courses in Mathematics as listed above.

Core Courses (3 credits each)

MTH110: College Algebra

MTH111: Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

MTH112: Calculus I

MTH113: Calculus II

MTH190: Set Theory and Logic

MTH214: Calculus of Several Variables

MTH343: Elementary Linear Algebra

Major Elective Courses (3 credits each; choose eleven courses, according to track)

MTH120: Introductory Statistics (required for E-track)

MTH240: Mathematics of Finance

MTH250: History of Mathematics

MTH315: Theory of Analysis (required for S-track)

MTH316: Vector Analysis

MTH318: Advanced Calculus

MTH320: Intermediate Statistics

MTH321: Probability Theory

MTH322: Multivariate Methods

MTH323: Applied Statistics for Social Science Research

MTH330: Mathematical Methods in Economics and the Social Sciences (required for E-track)

MTH332: Introduction to Complex Analysis

MTH334: Ordinary Differential Equations (required for S-track)

MTH335: Differential and Difference Equations

MTH336: Introduction to Partial Differential Equations

MTH340: Linear Programming

MTH350: Operations Research

MTH362: Survey of Geometry

MTH371: Abstract Algebra

MTH401: Advanced Topics in Mathematics

MTH497: Seminar in Mathematics

MTH498: Senior Research Thesis

 

8. PHYSICS

This has often been described as the 'Queen of Sciences' because of the belief that this discipline represents the intermediary by which other scientific disciplines can be reduced to mathematical analyses. Related to this, a knowledge of Physics is not only a rigorous mental training in its own right; but also has proved crucial for the resolution of many different types of technological problems, from those related to mechanical engineering, through those concerned with electrical and electronic engineering, to recent exciting advances in biomedical engineering. Other topics of interest to physicists include understanding other aspects of the world around us, including the nature (and possible origins) of matter, the universe, and everything: from the behaviour of subatomic particles to that of galaxies.

Thus, Physics is an intellectually challenging major. As the supposed bridge between Maths and the other Sciences, courses in mathematics form an important component of a major in Physics: in this way, students can get greater insights into fundamental aspects of the topics under consideration.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, an Associate degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours (equivalent to ten courses) in Physics, together with the balance of electives selected from other Departments (which should include at least two chosen from BIO101, CHM101 and MTH110).

To fulfill their Physics requirements, students must take two essential level 100 courses (PHY111 and PHY112; PHY101 cannot be counted); since the Science component of the General Education requirement (GSC101 and GSC102) is a prerequisite for enrolling for these courses, this should be taken as early as possible. Thereafter, the student must select eight other Physics courses at levels 200 and 300: what choices are open depends on course-availability and the student having fulfilled the necessary prerequisites.

BACHELOR’S DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, a Bachelor’s degree requires a minimum of 54 credit hours (equivalent to eighteen courses) in Physics, together with the balance of electives selected from other Departments (which should include at least two chosen from BIO101, CHM101 and MTH110).

To fulfill their Physics requirements, students must take two essential level 100 courses (PHY111 and PHY112; PHY101 cannot be counted); since the Science component of the General Education requirement (GSC101 and GSC102) is a prerequisite for enrolling for these courses, this should be taken as early as possible. Thereafter, the student must do the six level 200 Physics core courses offered; and choose the remaining courses from the higher division (levels 300 and 400). The choice of courses is subject to availability and the student having fulfilled the necessary prerequisites.

In addition, all Physics majors are recommended to read at least some of MTH110 (College Algebra), MTH112 (Calculus I), MTH113 (Calculus II), MTH214 (Calculus of Several Variables) and MTH343 (Elementary Linear Algebra), together with MTH120 (Statistics) and basic courses in Biology and Physics (BIO113 and CHM113), as part of their electives.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN PHYSICS

Other students can apply to do a minor in Physics. If accepted, students must complete a total of 21 credit hours (seven courses), which should include PHY111 and PHY112 (PHY101 cannot be counted). The remaining five modules can be chosen from the level 200 and upper-division options offered, subject to course-availability and the student having fulfilled the necessary prerequisites.

Core Courses (3 credits each)

PHY101: Fundamentals of Physics (cannot be counted towards Physics major)

PHY111: Classical Mechanics and Modern Physics
PHY112: Electricity, Magnetism and Optics

PHY201: Classical Mechanics I

PHY202: Electricity and Magnetism I

PHY203: Atomic and Nuclear Physics I

PHY204: Relativity and Quantum Mechanics I

PHY205: States of Matter, Thermal Physics and Statistical Mechanics I

PHY206: Optics I

Major Elective Courses (3 credits each; choose at least four courses at each level for major):

PHY301: Classical Mechanics II

PHY302: Electricity and Magnetism II

PHY303: Atomic and Nuclear Physics II

PHY304: Relativity and Quantum Mechanics II

PHY305: States of Matter, Thermal Physics and Statistical Mechanics II

PHY306: Optics II

PHY307: Solid State Physics and Electronics I
PHY308: Experimental Physics

PHY401: Fluid Dynamics

PHY402: Superconductivity and Superfluidity

PHY403: Soft-Matter Physics

PHY404: Non-linear Physics and Chaos

PHY405: Applied Nuclear Physics

PHY406: Optoelectronics

PHY407: Solid State Physics and Electronics II

PHY408: Astrophysics and Cosmology

PHY491: Individual assignments

 

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