Physics

Physics

Recommended Schedule 3+2 Program, Dual Degree Program

Fall              Spring      
Freshman Year      
CHM 111 4 credits CHM 112 4 credits
MAT 111 3 credits MAT 112 4 credits
CSC 107 4 credits PHY 223 4 credits
 
Sophomore Year      
MAT 211 4 credits MAT 222 4 credits
PHY 224 4 credits PHY 225 4 credits
EGR 207 or 211 3 credits PHY 226 4 credits
EGR 208 3 credits
 
Junior Year      
Students must complete the following list of courses during their third year at Canisius, and during their subsequent studies at an Engineering institution.  Some course will satisfy electives in both the Physics Major and the Engineering Major, many are offered on a two-year alternating cycle.  Careful advising is necessary to insure timely completion.  The courses are:  EGR 211, EGR 214, PHY 330, PHY 331, PHY 332, PHY 443, PHY 350, PHY 351, PHY 447, PHY 499, MAT 335,  MAT 336

Courses

EGR 111 Introduction to Engineering Design         3 credits
Introduction to the subject of robotics as well as some of the quantitative tools engineers use to solve problems; including model classification, optimization methods and deterministic, probabilistic and economic models.  Fall

EGR 211 Thermodynamics           3 credits
Fundamental concepts and laws of thermodynamics, equilibrium. Applications to physical and chemical systems. Prerequisite: PHY 223.  Fall

EGR 207 Engineering Statics           3 credits
Forces and torques on rigid bodies, couples, moments, centroids and moments of inertia. Equilibrium conditions, friction, free body diagrams. Applications to beams, trusses, frames and other structures. Prerequisites: PHY 223, MAT 112. Fall

EGR 208 Engineering Dynamics           3 credits
Kinematics of particles and rigid objects. D’Alembert’s Principle, moving reference frames, work-energy methods, impulse and momentum, vibration. Applications to engineering problems. Prerequisite: EGR 207.  Spring

EGR 214 Strength of Materials          3 credits
Behavior of materials under mechanical loading. Stress and strain relationships, shear, bending moments, torsion and deflection. Beams, columns, energy methods and failure criteria. Prerequisite: EGR 207.  Spring

Recommended Schedule: 2+2 program

Fall           Spring      
Freshman Year      
CHM 111 4 credits CHM 112 4 credits
EGR 111 3 credits Elective (optional) 3 credits
CSC 107 or Elective 3 credits PHY 223 4 credits
MAT 111 4 credits MAT 112 4 credits
 
Sophomore Year      
MAT 211 4 credits MAT 222 4 credits
PHY 224 4 credits PHY 225 4 credits
EGR 211 3 credits PHY 226 or Elective 4 credits
Elective or CSC 107 3 credits EGR 208 or Elective 3 credits
EGR 207 or Elective 3 credits EGR 214 or Elective 3 credits


1 CSC 107 will be offered in alternate years. Students should take it when it is available.

2 Electives will be chosen with the advice of a faculty advisor. ECO 101 and ECO 102 are recommended. Students considering chemical engineering should take CHM 227 and CHM 228. Consultation with a faculty advisor is strongly encouraged to avoid difficulties in the transfer process. Other courses may be necessary depending on intended engineering major.