Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Engineering Physics BS - Program Requirements


North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
John Cerne
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Electrical Engineering

230 Davis Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-2500
Dr. Jonathan Bird
Kevin M. Burke and Michael Langberg
Co-Directors of Undergraduate Studies
(HEGIS: 09.19 ENGINEERING PHYSICS, CIP: 14.1201 Engineering Physics)

Completing the Engineering Physics BS Program

Academic Requirements

Students seeking an undergraduate degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in technical classes (engineering, math, and science classes). To maintain academic standards and determine eligibility for continued enrollment, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences reviews the academic records of all students in an approved undergraduate SEAS major. This academic review is conducted at the end of each fall and spring semester.

View the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Review Policy

Academic Advice

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Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university transfer admission requirements. SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient. Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY Website. Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Transfer students who have completed an engineering science program at a community college or the first three years of a 3+2 program at a four-year college can typically expect to enter the third year of an engineering program at the University at Buffalo. Graduates of technology programs receive limited transfer credit and can expect three to four years of study at the university to complete the engineering or computer science degree requirements.

View the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Transfer Admission Policy

Prerequisite Courses

Please see the School of Engineering and Applied Science admissions policies listed above.

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 199 Engineering Principles
EAS 202 Engineering Impact On Society
EAS 230 Higher-Level Language
EAS 240 Programming for Engineers
EAS 360 Communicative Literacy 2
EE 178 Digital Principles
EE 202 Circuit Analysis I
EE 310 Electronic Devices and Circuits I
EE 311 Electronic Devices and Circuits II
EE 336 Fundamentals of Energy Systems
EE 352 Introduction to Electronics Lab
EE 353 Electronic Circuits Lab
EE 494 Senior Capstone Design Project orĀ EAS 494 Interdisciplinary Senior Design
MAE 335 Fluid Mechanics
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
MTH 418 Survey of Partial Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I or PHY 117 Honors Physics I (preferred)
PHY 108 General Physics II or PHY 118 Honors Physics II (preferred)
PHY 158 General Physics II Lab
PHY 207 General Physics III or PHY 217 Honors Physics III
PHY 208 General Physics IV
PHY 257 General Physics III Lab
PHY 301 Intermediate Mechanics I
PHY 307 Modern Physics Lab
PHY 401 Quantum Mechanics I - Fundamentals
PHY 402 Quantum Mechanics I - Applications
PHY 403 Electricity and Magnetism I
PHY 404 Electricity and Magnetism II
PHY 405 Thermal and Statistical Physics I
PHY 407 Advanced Laboratory or PHY 408 Advanced Laboratory
Two technical electives


Students may choose to enroll in technical electives of interest. Technical electives allow undergraduates to explore broad areas of interest in engineering or physics.

Unrestricted technical electives: in principle, any 300 or 400 level course of technical nature may be considered as an unrestricted technical elective (for example, courses from SEAS, the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Physics, and others). Some restrictions may apply in cases in which courses have large overlap with other courses in the program. See director of undergraduate studies for clarification. Details on technical electives can be found in the UB course catalog.

Departmental Honors Requirements

Senior thesis and outstanding GPA.

Total Credit Hours Required

Credits Required for Major 111
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 128
Published: August 16, 2018 09:19:16 AM