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Applied Math and Statistics (AMS)

Acceptance into the Applied Mathematics and Statistics Major

Qualified freshman and transfer students who have indicated their interest in the major on their applications are accepted directly into the major upon admission to the University. Students who did not apply for the major and those who were not accepted into the major when they entered the University may apply directly to the Department only after completion of AMS 161 or MAT 132 or 142 or 127; AMS 210 or MAT 211; and CSE 110 or 114 or 130 or ESG 111 or MEC 111 or MEC 112.

Requirements for the Major in Applied Mathematics and

Statistics (AMS)

The major in Applied Mathematics

and Statistics leads to the Bachelor

of Science degree.

Completion of the major requires approximately 60 credits.

A.        Study Within the Area of the Major

            1.         AMS 151, 161 Applied Calculus I, II

                        AMS 210 or MAT 211 Applied Linear Algebra

                        AMS 261 or MAT 203 or MAT 205

                        Applied Calculus III

                        Note: The following alternate

calculus course sequences may be substituted for AMS 151, 161 in major requirements or prerequisites:

                                    MAT 125, 126, 127

                                    or MAT 131, 132

                                    or MAT 141, 142

                                    or MAT 171

            2.         CSE 110 Introduction to Computer Science

                        or CSE 114 Computer Science I

                        or CSE 130 Introduction to Programming in C

                        or ESG 111 C Programming for Engineering

                         or MEC 111

                        or MEC 112 Practical C/C++ for Scientists and Engineers

 

Atmospheric Sciences (ATM)

Honors Program in Atmospheric Sciences

Graduation with departmental honors in Atmospheric Sciences requires the following:

1. Students are eligible to participate in the Honors Program if they have a 3.50 GPA in all courses for the major by the end of the junior year. Students should apply to the SoMAS undergraduate director for permission to participate.

2. Students must prepare an honors thesis based on a research project written in the form of a paper for a scientific journal. A student interested in becoming a candidate for honors should submit an outline of the proposed thesis research project to the SoMAS undergraduate director as early as possible, but no later than the second week of classes in the last semester. The student will be given an oral examination in May on his or her research by his or her research supervisor and the undergraduate research committee. The awarding of honors requires the recommendation of this committee and recognizes superior performance in research and scholarly endeavors. The written thesis must be submitted before the end of the semester in which the student is graduating.

3. If the student maintains a GPA of 3.5 in all courses in their major through senior year and receives a recommendation by the undergraduate research committee, he or she will receive departmental honors. 

Computer Science (CSE)

Specialization in Game Programming

The specialization in game programming prepares students for a career as either a professional game developer or researcher. Game graphics and multiplayer network programming techniques are stressed. The specialization also emphasizes original game development, game design methodology, and team projects and presentations. It requires four core courses, two electives, and a project. Students may declare their participation in the specialization after completing the courses in 1a and 1b. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

1. Core Courses

            a. CSE 306 Operating Systems

            b. CSE 310 Data Communication and Networks or CSE 346 Computer Communications

            c. CSE 328 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics

            d. CSE 380 Computer Game Programming

            e. CSE 381 Advanced Game Programming

2.         Two electives from the following:

                        CSE 304 Compiler Design

                        CSE 320 Computer Architecture

                        CSE 334 Introduction to Multimedia Systems

                        CSE 352 Artificial Intelligence

                        CSE 355 Computational Geometry

                        CSE 364 Advanced Multimedia Techniques

                        CSE 375 Concurrency

                        CSE 408 Network Security

3. Project

                        Completion of CSE 487 Research in Computer Science or CSE 488 Internship in Computer Science or CSE 495/496  Senior Honors Research Project I, II, on a topic in game programming.

Note:  Students specializing in Game Programming are encouraged to complete the natural science sequence in physics, see part seven (7) of the Requirements for the Major in Computer Science.

Requirements for the Minor in Computer Science (CSE)

The minor in Computer Science is open to all students not majoring in either Computer Science or Information Systems or minoring in Information Systems. To declare the minor in Computer Science, students must complete CSE 114 and either CSE 214 or CSE 21 5 with grades of C or higher. The minor requires seven CSE courses totaling

22 to 24 credits as outlined below.

Dance (DAN)

The dance minor has been reactivated.

Earth and Space Sciences (ESS)

Requirements for the Earth and Space Sciences Track

C. Introductory related science courses

            1.         MAT 131, 132 Calculus I, II

(See Notes 1 to 3 below)

            2.         PHY 121/123 Physics for Life Sciences

or PHY 125 Classical Physics A

or PHY 131/133 Classical Physics I and lab

or PHY 141 Classical Physics I: Honors

            3.         Any two of the following groups:

                        a.         PHY 122/124 Physics for Life Sciences (see Note 3)

or PHY 132/134 Classical Physics II and lab

or PHY 142 Classical Physics II: Honors

or PHY 126, 127 Classical Physics B and C

                        b.         CHE 131 (129), 132 General Chemistry I, II or CHE 141, 142 Honors Chemistry I, II (See Note 3)

                        c.         BIO 201 Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems

and BIO 204 Fundamentals of Scientific Inquiry in the Biological Sciences I (see Note)

Note: Students who choose to take BIO 201/204 as an option are required to take CHE 131 or 141 instead of a second semester of Physics.

Requirements for the Earth Science Education Track

A. Introductory science courses

                        GEO 102 The Earth and GEO 112 Physical Geology

                        GEO 103 The Earth Through Time and GEO 113 Historical Geology Laboratory

                        AST 101 Introduction to Astronomy and AST 112 Astronomy Laboratory

                        ATM 205 Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences

                        BIO 201 Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems

                        BIO 202 Fundamentals of Biology: Molecular and Cellular Biology

                        BIO 204 Fundamentals of Scientific Inquiry in the Biological Sciences I

                        CHE 131, 132 General Chemistry I and II (see note below)

                        CHE 133, 134 General Chemistry Laboratory I and II

                        AMS 102 Elements of Statistics

                        MAT 125 Calculus A

                        PHY 119 Physics for Environmental Studies

or PHY 125 Classical Physics A

                        ATM 102 Weather and Climate

Environmental Studies (ENS)

Honors Program in Environmental Studies

Graduation with departmental honors in Environmental Studies requires the following:

1. Students are eligible to participate in the Honors Program if they have a 3.50 GPA in all courses for the major by the end of the junior year. Students should apply to the SoMAS undergraduate director for permission to participate.

2. Students must prepare an honors thesis based on a research project written in the form of a paper for a scientific journal. A student interested in becoming a candidate for honors should submit an outline of the proposed thesis research project to the SoMAS undergraduate director as early as possible, but no later than the second week of classes in the last semester. The student will be given an oral examination in May on his or her research by his or her research supervisor and the undergraduate research committee. The awarding of honors requires the recommendation of this committee and recognizes superior performance in research and scholarly endeavors. The written thesis must be submitted before the end of the semester in which the student is graduating.

3. If the student maintains a GPA of 3.5 in all courses in their major through senior year and receives a recommendation by the undergraduate research committee, he or she will receive departmental honors.

Engineering Sciences (ESG)

Sample Course Sequence for the

Major in Engineering Science

Sophomore Fall           Credits

AMS 261        4

ESE 271          4

MEC 260        3

ESG 217#       3

ESG 302#       4

Total    18

Spring  Credits

AMS 361        4

ESG 281         4

D.E.C. 3

D.E.C. 3

Total    14

Junior Fall       Credits

ESG 312# and 300     3

D.E.C. 3

ESG 332#       4

ESG 333         4

D.E.C. 3

Total    17

Spring  Credits

ESM 335         4

ESM 336         3

ESG 339         4

ESG 316         4

Technical elective#      3

Total    17

Civil Engineering Track:

1.         Two required courses:

            a. ESM 334 Materials Engineering

            b. GEO/MAR 318 Engineering Geology and Coastal Processes

or GEO 309 Structural Geology

or MEC 364 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

2. Three technical electives chosen from the following:

                        CME 314 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II

                        CSE 391 Special Topics in Computer Science (Solid Modeling topic only)

                        CSE 325 Computers and Sculpture

                        GEO 315 Groundwater Hydrology

                        ISE 320 Information Management

                        MEC 262 Dynamics

                        MEC 305 Heat and Mass Transfer

                        MEC 363 Mechanics of Solids

                        MEC 406 Energy Management in Commercial Buildings

                        MEC 455 Applied Stress Analysis

                        A third course from 1. above

                        ESM 488 Cooperative Industrial Practice (3 credits)

or ESM 499 Research in Materials Science (3-4 credits)

or other departmental independent research with permission of the program director

                        ESG 440, 441 Engineering Science Design III, IV (See Note)

                        EST 392 Engineering and Managerial Economics

            Note: ESG 440/441 Engineering Science Design III/IV counts for one technical elective with permission of the instructor and the undergraduate program director.

Materials Science and Engineering

This specialization provides the oppor­tunity for in-depth study of the relationship between performance-properties-

processing in materials engineering

and its applications.

1.         One of the following two-course design sequences:

            a.         ESM 334 Materials Engineering

and ESM 335 Strength of Materials

            b.         MEC 310 Introduction to Machine Design and MEC 410 Design of Machine Elements

            c.         MEC 305 Heat and Mass Transfer and MEC 364 Introduction to

Fluid Mechanics

            d.         ESE 218 Digital Systems Design and ESE 380 Embedded Micro­processor Systems Design I

            e.         ESE 305  Deterministic Signals

and Systems and ESE 315  Control System Design

2.         Three courses from the following:

                        CME 315 Numerical Methods

                        CME 327 Molecular Modeling

                        ESM 325 Diffraction Techniques and Structure of Solids

                        ESM 353 Biomaterials: Manufacture, Properties, and Applications

                        ESM 369 Polymer Engineering

                        ESM 475 Undergraduate Teaching Practicum

                        ESG 440/441 Engineering Science Design III/IV (See Note)

                        EST 392 Engineering and Managerial Economics

            Note: Three credits of research (ESM 499 or 488) may be used as a technical elective with permission of the undergraduate program director.

            Note: ESG 440/441 Engineering Science Design III/IV counts for one technical elective with permission of the instructor and the undergraduate program director.

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

This specialization addresses the rapidly changing technology in the mechanical engineering and manufacturing industries that requires a highly educated workforce with knowledge of mechanical properties of materials, materials processing, design, thermodynamics, statistics, and analysis.

1.         One of the following two-course design sequences:

            a.         MEC 310 Introduction to Machine Design and MEC 410 Design of Machine Elements

            b.         ESM 334 Materials Engineering and ESM 335 Strength of Materials

2.         MEC 363 Mechanics of Solids

3.         Two courses from the following:

                        AMS 310 Survey of Probability and Statistics

                        CSE 391 Special Topics in Computer Science (Solid Modeling topic only)

                        CSE 325 Computers and Sculpture

                        MEC 262 Dynamics

                        MEC 325 Manufacturing Processes

                        MEC 364 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

                        MEC 381 Transport and Fate of Pollutants

                        MEC 393 Engineering Fluid Mechanics

                        MEC 398 Thermodynamics II

                        MEC 402 Mechanical Vibrations

                        MEC 411 Control System Analysis and Design

                        MEC 420 Turbomachinery and Applications

                        MEC 422 Thermal System Design

                        MEC 455 Applied Stress Analysis

                        ESG 440/441 Engineering Science Design III/IV (See Note)

                        EST 392 Engineering and Managerial Economics

Nanoscale Engineering

The creation of functional materials

and devices which involves controllable processes and transformations at the scale of billionths of a meter promises to become a major focus of future efforts in both engineering and scientific research. With a thorough background in materials science, engineering design, and surface and molecular chemistry and de­vices, this specialization prepares students for graduate study, as well as professional positions in materials and process engineering and research and development.

1.         Two required courses:

            a. ESM 213 Studies in                                                Nanotechnology

            b. ESM 334 Materials Engineering

2. Three technical electives chosen from:

                        ESM 369 Polymer Engineering

                        CHE 301 Physical Chemistry I

                        CHE 302 Physical Chemistry II

                        CHE 321 Organic Chemistry I

                        CHE 322 Organic Chemistry II

                        CHE 345 Structure and Reactivity in Organic Chemistry

                        CME 315 Numerical Methods

                        CME 327 Molecular Modeling

                        BME 381 Nanofabrication in Biomedical Applications

                        ESM 488 Cooperative Industrial Practice (3 credits)

or ESM 499 Research in Materials Science (3-4 credits)

or other departmental independent research with permission of the program director

                        ESG 440, 441 Engineering Science Design III, IV (see Note)

                        EST 392 Engineering and Managerial Economics

Marine Sciences (MAR)

Honors Program in Marine Sciences

Graduation with departmental honors in Marine Sciences requires the following:

1. Students are eligible to participate in the Honors Program if they have a 3.50 GPA in all courses for the major by the end of the junior year. Students should apply to the SoMAS undergraduate director for permission to participate.

2. Students must prepare an honors thesis based on a research project written in the form of a paper for a scientific journal. A student interested in becoming a candidate for honors should submit an outline of the proposed thesis research project to the SoMAS undergraduate director as early as possible, but no later than the second week of classes in the last semester. The student will be given an oral examination in May on his or her research by his or her research supervisor and the undergraduate research committee. The awarding of honors requires the recommendation of this committee and recognizes superior performance in research and scholarly endeavors. The written thesis must be submitted before the end of the semester in which the student is graduating.

3. If the student maintains a GPA of 3.5 in all courses in their major through senior year and receives a recommendation by the undergraduate research committee, he or she will receive departmental honors.

Marine Vertebrate Biology (MVB)

Honors Program in Marine Vertebrate Biology

Graduation with departmental honors in Marine Vertebrate Biology requires the following:

1. Students are eligible to participate in the Honors Program if they have a 3.50 GPA in all courses for the major by the end of the junior year. Students should apply to the SoMAS undergraduate director for permission to participate.

2. Students must prepare an honors thesis based on a research project written in the form of a paper for a scientific journal. A student interested in becoming a candidate for honors should submit an outline of the proposed thesis research project to the SoMAS undergraduate director as early as possible, but no later than the second week of classes in the last semester. The student will be given an oral examination in May on his or her research by his or her research supervisor and the undergraduate research committee. The awarding of honors requires the recommendation of this committee and recognizes superior performance in research and scholarly endeavors. The written thesis must be submitted before the end of the semester in which the student is graduating.

3. If the student maintains a GPA of 3.5 in all courses in their major through senior year and receives a recommendation by the undergraduate research committee, he or she will receive departmental honors.

Religious Studies (RLS)

Requirements for the Major in Religious Studies (RLS)

A.        Required Courses

            RLS 301 Sources and Methods (ordinarily taken in the fall of the junior year; may be taken in the senior year by those who do not meet the prerequisites as juniors)

            RLS 400 Religious Studies Seminar (ordinarily taken in the spring of the senior year)

Requirements for the Minor in Religious Studies (RLS)

            1. RLS 101 or AAS/RLS 102 or one 200 level RLS course

            2. One 200-level RLS course

            3. RLS 301

            4. At least three courses in one of the area emphases listed for the major

Technological Systems Management (TSM)

Sample Course Sequence for the Major in Technological Systems Management

Sophomore Fall           Credits

EST Elective   3

D.E.C. 3

EST 202          3

D.E.C. B         3

Specialization course   3

Total    15

Spring  Credits

EST 305          3

EST 392          3

Specialization course   3

Elective           3

Elective           3

Total    15

Junior Fall       Credits

EST 326          3

EST 391 (D.E.C. H)   3

Specialization course   3

EST elective    3

D.E.C. 3

Total    15

Spring  Credits

EST 327          3

EST 393          3

Specialization course   3

EST Elective   3

EST Elective   3

Total    15

Requirements for the Major in Technological Systems Management (TSM)

Students must complete a specialization in one of the following: natural science, engi­neering and applied science, or environmental studies. (For those students who have a major in one of those areas and who pursue Technological Systems Management as a second major, the first major will serve as the specialization.)

Completion of the major requires approximately 79 credits.

A. Mathematics

            AMS 151, 161 Applied Calculus I, II

            Note: The following alternate calculus course sequences may be substituted for AMS 151, 161:

                        MAT 125, 126, 127

                        or MAT 131, 132

                        or MAT 141, 142

                        or MAT 171

B. Natural Sciences

            One of the following sequences:

            1. PHY 131/133 and PHY 132/134  Classical Physics I, II and Laboratories

                        Note: The following alternate physics course sequences may be substituted for PHY 131/133 and 132/134:

                                    PHY 121/123 and 122/124

                                    or PHY 125, 126, 127

                                    or PHY 141, 142

            2. BIO 150 The Living World

and BIO 201 Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems

            3. CHE 131, 132/133 General Chemistry I, II  and lab

or CHE 141, 142/143 Honors Chemistry I, II and Laboratories

            4. GEO 102, 112 The Earth/Physical Geology Lab

and one of the following:

                        GEO 304 Energy, Mineral Resources and the Environment

                        GEO 311 Structural Geology

            5. BIO 201 Principles of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems

and one of the following:

                        GEO 101 Environmental Geology

                        MAR 104 Oceanography

                        ATM 102 Weather and Climate

                        ENS 101 Prospects for Planet Earth

C.        Study in Related Areas: Specialization

            A cluster of seven related courses, totaling at least 21 credits, in one area of natural science, engineering, applied science, or environmental studies from a single department or program. At least three courses, totaling at least nine credits, must be at the 300 or 400 level, or equivalent as approved by the undergraduate program director.

D. Technological Systems Management

            1. Required courses (11)

                        EST 192 Introduction to Modern Engineering

                        EST 194 Patterns of Problem Solving

                        EST 202 Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society Studies

                        EST 305 Applications Software for Information Management

                        EST 326 Management for Engineers

                        EST 327 Marketing for Engineers

                        EST 391 Technology Assessment

                        EST 392 Engineering and Managerial Economics

                        EST 393 Project Management

                        EST 440 Interdisciplinary Research Methods

                        EST 441 Interdisciplinary Senior Project 

            2. Electives

                        EST 213 Studies in Nanotechnology

                        EST 304 Communication for Engineers and Scientists

                        EST 310 Design of Computer Games

                        EST 320 Communication Technology Systems

                        EST 323 Human Computer Interaction

                        EST 331 Ethics and Intellectual Property

                        EST 341 Treatment Technologies

                        EST 488 Internship in Technology and Society

Note: Students make take other 300 or 400 level courses in their area of specialization with the approval of the undergraduate program director.

Theatre Arts (THR)

Requirements for the Major in Theatre Arts (THR)

The major in Theatre Arts leads to

the Bachelor of Arts degree. All courses offered for the major in theatre arts

must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher.

Completion of the major requires

48 credits.

A. Theatre Arts Core Program

            1. Two of the following courses:

                        THR 105 Acting I

                        THR 117 Media: Analysis and Culture

                        DAN 164 Tap Technique and History

or DAN 165 Contemporary Dance I

or DAN 166 Ballet Technique I

or DAN 167 Jazz Dance Technique I or DAN 264 Movement Awareness

            and Analysis

            2. THR 115 Stagecraft I

            3. THR 116 Stagecraft II

            4. THR 104 Play Analysis

            5. THR 216 Introduction to Visual Interpretation

            6. THR 315 European Theatre and Drama: The Classical Era

or THR 316 European Theatre and Drama: The Modern Era

            7. THR 312 American Theatre and Drama

            8. THR 313 Asian Theatre and Drama

            9. Two of the following:

THR 320 Production I

            THR 321 Production II

            THR 307 Performance Laboratory

            10. One of the following two courses:

THR 401 Senior Seminar

THR 488 Internship

Science and Engineering (LSE)

Requirements for the Minor in Science and Engineering (LSE)

Before declaring the Science and Engine­ering minor, each student should plan his or her program in consultation with the director of the minor. All courses for the minor must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher.

Completion of the minor requires

19 credits.

1.         All of the following minor courses:

            LSE 201 Opportunities in Science and Engineering

            LSE 310 Current issues in Science and Engineering

            LSE 320 Future Trends in Science and Engineering

2.         Two introductory science courses from the list of department designators below. Courses must not be from the same department. (See notes 2 and 4.)

                        Astronomy (AST)

                        Atmospheric Sciences (ATM)

                        Biology (BIO)

                        Chemistry (CHE)

                        Geosciences (GEO)

                        Marine Sciences (MAR)

                        Physics (PHY)

3.         One introductory engineering or applied science course from the list

of department designators below.

(See notes 3 and 4.)

                        Biomedical Engineering (BME)

                        Chemical and Molecular Engineering (CME)

                        Computer Science and Information Systems (CSE/ISE)

                        Electrical and Computer Engineering (ESE)

                        Engineering Science (ESG)

                        Materials Science (ESM)

                        Mechanical Engineering (MEC)

4.         Any 300-level 3 credit EST course or ARS 208.

Technical Leadership (LTL)

Requirements for the Minor in Technical Leadership (LTL)

The minor consists of:

1. LSE 201 Opportunities in Science and Engineering (1 credit)

2. One course from the following:

            EST 304 Communications for Engineers and Scientists

            ESE 300 Technical Communication for Electrical and Computer Engineers (for Electrical and Computer Engineering majors only)

            EST 303 Crisis Communications

            JRN 101 or JRN 103 News Literacy

Note: EST 303 or EST 304 may not be used to satisfy requirement 5 if used for this requirement

3.  BUS 111 Introduction to Business

for Non-Business Majors or BUS 115 Introduction to Business for Business Majors

4. Any introductory 3 credit computer programming course including CSE 102

5. Any 300-level 3 credit EST course or ARS 208

6. LSE 310-H: Issues in Science and Engineering

7. LSE 320-H: Future Trends in Science and Engineering