The Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics (BSAP) program allows the student more free electives to obtain a substantial secondary course of study in another field. It can prepare the graduate to immediately enter the rapidly growing job market where people with technical training are in high demand. It also prepares the student for graduate study in areas (such as medicine and engineering) outside of the traditional physics disciplines. Suggested secondary courses of study include Industrial Physics, Biomedical Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Premedicine, and Business. Other secondary courses of study can be tailored to the student’s interests.
The Department of Physics at East Carolina University BSAP degree allows the graduate to bring to the applied science environment a breadth in point of view not available from traditional engineering curriculums. The department has emphasized applications of physics almost since its inception. Through the years, new curricula and applied research activities have been added that reflect new technology and respond to high priority regional and national needs. Currently the instructional and research programs include acoustics, electronics, medical physics, biophysics, biomedical laser applications, atomic collision processes, and parallel computing. The training in this program provides the graduate with the option of seeking immediate employment in a variety of technically oriented occupations or of continuing graduate work in applied physics, engineering, and related fields.
Curriculum: The requirements of the industrial physics option of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics (BSAP) contain a minimum of 126-semester hours (s.h.) of credit. In addition to courses needed to satisfy the General Education requirements (42 s.h.), the following specific physics and cognate courses are required:
Curriculum: The requirement of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics (BSAP) may be found in the latest ECU catalog.