Catalog 2010-2012

Combined B.A./P.S.M. or B.S./P.S.M. Applied Physics

The B.A./P.S.M. or B.S./P.S.M. degree program is a five-year program offered on the non-thesis option only, leading to both the B.A./B.S. in physics or applied physics and the P.S.M. degree in applied physics. This degree program prepares students for careers in applied physics or engineering businesses and industries. Emphasis is placed on blending core physics knowledge and applied skills with an understanding of business and an internship experience. Students interested in this program may declare their intent by the end of the junior year, provided they have completed 880:150 and have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or above. An Application for Admission to Graduate Study should be completed and the student=s interest in the Combined B.A./P.S.M. or B.S./P.S.M. Program in Applied Physics indicated on the application itself. Application for graduate admission can be found at

Once admitted to the program, undergraduate students, classified as seniors, may register for a maximum of 12 hours of  graduate credit as a senior, with the approval of the student=s advisor, the instructor of the course(s), and the head(s) of the department(s) offering the course(s). See policies and procedures on pages xxx and xxx.  Actual admission to graduate study and classification as a graduate student commences the term after the student has completed the baccalaureate.