Below is a listing of our current program offerings - the links lead to the curriculum program sheets for each program or emphasis. Note that we are currently updating these sheets - the new ones will have the .xls and .pdf option; the old checksheets are noted "old" and are likely outdated.
Your strategy for graduation is as follows: You and your physics/astronomy advisor develop tentative versions of a "contract" which specifies the courses that you need to take to satisfy your general university requirements as well as the requirements for your major and your area of concentration. The contract, which many times is not finalized until late in your tenure here at Appalachian, mirrors the B.S. checksheet but contains detailed information on the semester that you have taken (or plan to take) a course and the grade that you got. The second page of the contract is your "emphasis" checksheet, which always accompanies your B.S contract. The contract and emphasis checksheets are eventually packaged together and sent to the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) usually by your Senior year for a "Senior Check" - the CAS team will check to make sure you have done everything you need to do, including satisfying your general education requirements, to graduate on time. Your General Education Program of Study and your Honors Program of Study (if you're an honors student) get attached to your contract as well. The primary advisors for B.S. in Applied Physics are Dr. Mike Briley (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Tonya Coffey (email@example.com), and Dr. Brad Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- B.S. in Physics with a concentration in Applied Physics (Non-Teaching) [ Program of Study | contract (PDF) | contract (MSWORD) ] with the following emphases (Minimum of 18 hours):
- Applied Physics - Astrophysics (.pdf)
- Chemical Physics (.pdf)
- Computational Physics (.pdf)
- Computer Physics (.pdf)
- Physics/Engineering (.pdf)
- Engineering Electronics (.pdf)
- Environmental Physics (.pdf)
- Geophysics (.pdf)
- Industrial Physics (.pdf)
- Laboratory Demonstration Management (.pdf)
- Mathematical Physics(.pdf)
- Medical Physics (.pdf)
- Medical Instrumentation (.pdf)
- Applied Physics - Philosophy/Physics
- Radiation Safety Physics (.pdf)
- Science/Mathematics Education
- Statistics and Physics
- Technical Management (.pdf)
- Physics/Technical Writing
- Other: Propose your own emphasis!
- B.A. in Physics - contact Dr. Patricia Allen (email@example.com)
- B.S. in Physics - Teaching - contact Mr. David Sitar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Here is an EXAMPLE CONTRACT [PDF] based on the B.S in Applied Physics checksheet and the Engineering Electronics emphasis checksheet. The general education checksheet and the honors checksheet (if applicable) would also accompany this document.
Other links of interest:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
ASU Box 32106
Boone, NC 28608-2106
Physical Address (also for shipping):
525 Rivers Street
Boone, NC, 28608-2106