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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

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Chemical Engineering (CHE)

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Chairperson: Stephen S.T. Fan
Professor: Dale P. Barkey, Russell T. Carr, Stephen S.T. Fan, Ihab H. Farag, Virendra K. Mathur, Palligarnai T. Vasudevan
Assistant Professor: Nivedita R. Gupta

The Department of Chemical Engineering currently offers the undergraduate degree program in chemical engineering with options in bioengineering, energy, and environmental engineering. In addition, the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences offers an interdisciplinary B.S. program in environmental engineering with the participation of the chemical engineering and civil engineering departments.

The B.S. program in chemical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Chemical engineering is concerned with the analysis and design of processes that deal with the transfer and transformation of energy and material.

The practice of chemical engineering includes the conception, development, design, and application of physicochemical processes and their products; the development, design, construction, operation, control, and management of plants for these processes; and activities relating to public service, education, and research.

The curriculum prepares our students for productive careers in industry or government and provides a foundation for graduate studies. Our program emphasizes chemical engineering fundamentals while offering opportunities for focused study in energy, environmental, or bioengineering.

Traditional employment areas in the chemical process industries include industrial chemicals, petroleum and petrochemicals, plastics, pharmaceuticals, metals, textiles, and food. Chemical engineers are also working in increasing numbers in the areas of energy engineering, pollution abatement, and biochemical and biomedical engineering; in addition, they are employed by many government laboratories and agencies as well as private industries and institutions.

Graduates from the program have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve chemical engineering problems as well as to design and conduct experiments safely and analyze and interpret data. They are prepared to pursue advanced studies in chemical engineering. Program graduates gain a sense of professional and ethical responsibility with the ability to apply environmental, safety, economic, and ethical criteria in the design of engineering processes. They learn to function in individual and group working environments, and learn skills in written and oral communication and the effective use of computers for engineering practice, including information search in the library and on the Internet. They also understand the need for lifelong learning and the significance of societal and global issues relevant to chemical engineering.

A minimum of 130 credits is required for graduation with the degree of bachelor of science in chemical engineering. There are nine electives in the chemical engineering curriculum. Five of these are for the general education requirements. The remaining four electives should consist of three chemical engineering electives and one additional technical elective.

Students are required to obtain a minimum 2.00 grade-point average in CHE 501-502 and in overall standing at the end of the sophomore year in order to continue in the major.

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is concerned with the analysis and design of processes that deal with the transfer and transformation of energy and material.

The practice of chemical engineering includes the conception, development, design, and application of physicochemical processes and their products; the development, design, construction, operation, control, and management of plants for these processes; and activities relating to public service, education, and research.

The curriculum prepares our students for productive careers in industry or government and provides a foundation for graduate studies. Our program emphasizes chemical engineering fundamentals while offering opportunities for focused study in energy-, environmental-, or bioengineering.

Traditional employment areas in the chemical process industries include industrial chemicals, petroleum and petrochemicals, plastics, pharmaceuticals, metals, textiles, and food. Chemical engineers are also working in increasing numbers in the areas of energy engineering, pollution abatement, and biochemical and biomedical engineering; in addition, they are employed by many government laboratories and agencies as well as private industries and institutions.

Graduates from the program have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve chemical engineering problems as well as to design and conduct experiments safely and analyze and interpret data. They are prepared to pursue advanced studies in chemical engineering. Program graduates gain a sense of professional and ethical responsibility with the ability to apply environmental, safety, economic, and ethical criteria in the design of engineering processes. They learn to function in individual and group working environments, and learn skills in written and oral communication and the effective use of computers for engineering practice, including information search in the library and on the Internet. They also understand the need for lifelong learning and the significance of societal and global issues relevant to chemical engineering.

A minimum of 130 credits is required for graduation with the degree of bachelor of science in chemical engineering. There are nine electives in the chemical engineering curriculum. Five of these are for the general education requirements. The remaining four electives should consist of three chemical engineering electives and one additional technical elective.

Students are required to obtain a minimum 2.00 grade-point average in CHE 501-502 and in overall standing at the end of the sophomore year in order to continue in the major.


Freshman Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
ENGL   401   Freshman English   -   4  
Math   425-426   Calculus I and II   4   4  
Electives (2)       8   -  
PHYS   407   General Physics I   -   4  
CHEM   405   General Chemistry   4   -  
CHE   410   Energy and Environment   -   4  
Total       16   16  


Sophomore Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
CHEM   683-684   Physical Chemistry I and II   3   3  
CHEM   685-686   Physical Chemistry Laboratory   2   2  
MATH   527   Differential Equations with Linear Algebra   4   -  
CS   410   Introduction to Scientific Programming   -   4  
PHYS   408   General Physics II   4   -  
CHE   501-502   Introduction to Chemical Engineering I and II   3   3  
Elective       -   4  
Total       16   16  


Junior Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
CHEM   651-652   Organic Chemistry   3   3  
CHEM   653   Organic Chemistry Laboratory   2   -  
CHE   601   Fluid Mechanics and Unit Operations   3   -  
CHE   602   Heat Transfer and Unit Operations   -   3  
CHE   603   Applied Mathematics for Chemical Engineers   4   -  
CHE   604   Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics   -   4  
CHE   612   Chemical Engineering Laboratory I   -   3  
Electives (2)       4   4  
Total       16   17  


Senior Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
CHE   605   Mass Transfer and Stagewise Operations   3   -  
CHE   606   Chemical Engineering Kinetics   3   -  
CHE   613   Chemical Engineering Laboratory II   3   -  
CHE   752   Process Dynamics and Control   -   4  
Electives (4)       8   8  
CHE   608   Chemical Engineering Design   -   4  
Total       17   16  


Energy Option

This option covers the major areas of current interest in the energy field. The required courses provide students with a general background knowledge of fossil fuels, nuclear power, solar energy, and other alternative energy resources. The elective courses will permit the student to study topics of special interest in more depth or gain a broader perspective on energy and some closely related subjects. Three courses are required, and a minimum of two additional courses of at least three credits each should be selected from the electives list. Students interested in the energy option should declare their intention during the sophomore year to the department faculty. They may consult with P.T. Vasudevan.


Required Courses

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
CHE   705   Natural and Synthetic Fossil Fuels   4  
CHE   712   Introduction to Nuclear Engineering   4  
CHE   761   Biochemical Engineering   4  
Total       12  


Elective Courses

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
CHE   695   Chemical Engineering Project   3-4  
CHE   696   Independent Study   3-4  
ENE   772   Physicochemical Processes for Water/Air Quality   4  
Total       6-8  


Bioengineering Option

Under this option, the required courses deal with the application of basic biological sciences and chemical engineering principles to the design and operation of large-scale bioprocesses for the production of high-value medicinal products, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, biomedical, genetic engineering products, and health care products. The elective courses permit the student to study topics of special interest in more depth or gain a broader perspective in bioengineering or some closely related subjects such as biochemistry or biotechnology experience in manufacturing or research. Three courses are required, and a minimum of two additional courses of at least 3 credits each should be selected from the electives list. Students interested in the bioengineering option should declare their intention during the sophomore year to the department faculty. They may consult with P.T. Vasudevan.


Required Courses

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
CHE   761   Biochemical Engineering   4  
CHE   762   Biomedical Engineering   4  
BCHM   658   General Biochemistry   3  
BCHM   659   General Biochemistry Laboratory   2  
Total       13  


Elective Courses

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
CHE   695   Chemical Engineering Project   3-4  
CHE   696   Independent Study   3-4  
BIOL   404   Biotechnology and Society   4  
BCHM   751   Principles in Biochemistry   4  
BCHM   752   Principles in Biochemistry   4  
BCHM   750   Physical Biochemistry   3  
BTEC   210   Biotech Experience: Research* (NHBET, Pease)   4  
BTEC   220   BioTech Experience:Manufacturing*   4  
Total       6-8  

*BTEC 210 and BTEC 220 are  cross-listed as MICR 655 and MICR 651



Environmental Engineering Option

The chemical engineering program, with its substantial requirements in chemistry, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, mass transfer, unit operations, and reaction kinetics, provides students with a unique preparation to deal with many aspects of environmental pollution problems. The option gives students a special focus on the application of chemical engineering principles and processes to the solution of problems relating to air pollution, water pollution, and the disposal of solid and hazardous waste. Three required courses must be selected, plus two electives from the electives list. Each course must carry a minimum of 3 credits. Students interested in the environmental engineering option should declare their intention during the sophomore year to the department faculty. They may consult with P.T. Vasudevan.


Required Courses

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
ENE   709   Fundamentals of Air Pollution and Its Control   4  
ENE   772   Physicochemical Processes for Water/Air   4  
ENE   742   Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering   3  
Total       11  


Elective Courses

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
CHE   695   Chemical Engineering Project   3-4  
CHE   696   Independent Study   3-4  
CHE   744   Corrosion   4  
ENE   746   Bioenvironmental Engineering Design   3  
ENE   749   Water Chemistry   4  
Total       6-8  


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Chemistry (CHEM)

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Professor: Christopher F. Bauer, N. Dennis Chasteen, Arthur Greenberg, Richard P. Johnson, Howard R. Mayne, Glen P. Miller, W. Rudolf Seitz, Sterling A. Tomellini, Gary R. Weisman, Edward H. Wong, Charles K. Zercher
Associate Professor: Steven B. Levery, Roy Paul Planalp
Assistant Professor: Margaret E. Greenslade

“Chemistry is everywhere. From agriculture to health care, chemistry extends life and improves its quality. From disposable diapers to space suits, chemistry provides new materials for clothing, shelter, and recreation. From computer chips to fiber optics, chemistry is the foundation of today’s high technology.” (American Chemical Society)

A study in chemistry is the pathway to multiple options. These options range from a career in education, law, forensics, medicine, biotechnology, environmental protection, technical sales, pharmaceutical research, semiconductors, and industrial chemical production. The potential is limitless. Students interested in pursuing chemistry as an undergraduate degree have three options available to them, which are based on their career plans. These are the bachelor of science degree; a bachelor of arts degree; and a bachelor of arts, chemistry and physics teaching degree. Since the required chemistry courses in each degree program are the same the first year, it is easy to change from one program to another.

In general, a first-year student should register for the following courses, and this applies to all three programs: First Semester: Freshman Seminar, Chemistry 400; General Chemistry with lab, Chemistry 403; Calculus I, Mathematics 425; Second Semester: Freshman Seminar, Chemistry 400; General Chemistry with lab, Chemistry 404; Calculus II, Mathematics 426; Freshman English, English 401W.

Requirements
1. Satisfy general education requirements.
2. For specific course requirements, see the accompanying chart.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

This curriculum prepares students for careers requiring a thorough knowledge of chemistry and provides a strong foundation for careers in industry, professional schools (e.g., medical schools) and for graduate study in chemistry or in interdisciplinary areas. The curriculum requires a greater depth in chemistry and physics than do the other degree programs.

Requirements

1. Satisfy general education requirements.

2. For specific course requirements, see Baccalaureate Degree Required Chemistry Courses.


Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

This curriculum offers students the opportunity to combine the chemistry major with other interests, for example, preprofessional programs, education, and business.

Requirements
1. Satisfy general education requirements.
2. Satisfy the bachelor of arts degree requirements.
3. For specific course requirements, see the accompanying chart.



Baccalaureate Degree Required Chemistry Courses

Course Number Title BS BA
400   Freshman Seminar   x   x  
403, 404   General Chemistry   x   x  
517, 518   Quantitative Analysis   x   x  
547 & 549   Organic Chemistry I   x   x  
548 & 550   Organic Chemistry II   x   x  
574   Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry   x   x  
683 & 685   Physical Chemistry I   x   x  
684 & 686   Physical Chemistry II   x   x  
762 & 763   Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis   x   x  
698   Seminar   x   x  
699   Thesis   x    
755 & 756   Advanced Organic Chemistry   x    
774 & 775   Advanced Inorganic Chemistry   x    
776   Physical Chemistry III   x    
708   Spectroscopic Investigations of Organic Molecules      

Other Requirements
All majors: MATH 425 and 426, Calculus I and II.

B.A.s are required to take 698, Seminar; it also meets writing intensive requirements.

B.S. degree: PHYS 407-408, General Physics I and II; BCHM 658 or 751, Biochemistry; one chemistry-related course.†

B.A. degree, chemistry major: PHYS 407, General Physics I, or PHYS 401-402, Introduction to Physics I and II; two other CHEM courses, except 698, or two approved chemistry-related courses.†

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† Suggested courses: MATH 527, 528; PHYS 505; EE 620; BCHM 658, 751.




Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry and Physics Teaching

This major is designed for students who wish to teach chemistry and physics in secondary schools. The number of positions available for teaching chemistry or physics alone is limited, but many opportunities exist to teach both subjects on the secondary-school level. Chemistry and physics teaching majors will have good preparation for teaching these subjects and will have the necessary mathematics and education background.

Requirements

1. Satisfy general education requirements.
2. Satisfy the bachelor of arts degree requirements.
3. Chemistry requirements: 400, Freshmen Seminar; 403-404, General Chemistry; 517, 518, Quantitative Analysis; 545, 546 or 547-548 and 549-550, Organic Chemistry; 683-684 and 685-686, Physical Chemistry I and II.
4. Physics requirements: 407, General Physics I; 408, General Physics II; 505, General Physics III; 605, Experimental Physics I. PHYS 406, Introduction to Modern Astronomy, is strongly recommended.
5. Math requirements: 425, Calculus I, and 426, Calculus II.
6. All education courses in the teacher preparation program.

General Science Certification
Students majoring in animal sciences, biochemistry, biology, environmental conservation studies, environmental sciences, forestry, microbiology, plant biology, wildlife management, or zoology may seek certification to teach science at the middle, junior, or high school level.


For further information, contact the coordinator of teacher education in the Department of Education and see College of Life Sciences and Agriculture/Degrees.


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Civil Engineering (CIE)

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Chairperson: Jean Benoit
Professor: Jean Benoit, M. Robin Collins, Pedro A. De Alba, David L. Gress, Nancy E. Kinner, James P. Malley Jr.
Research Professor: T. Taylor Eighmy
Associate Professor: Thomas P. Ballestero, Raymond A. Cook, Jo S. Daniel, Kevin H. Gardner, Charles H. Goodspeed, Robert M. Henry, Jennifer M. Jacobs
Research Associate Professor: Jeffrey S. Metten
Assistant Professor: Erin S. Bell, Ricardo A. Medina
Research Assistant Professor: Jenna R. Jambeck, Jeffrey S. Melton, Robert M. Roseen

Civil engineering involves the planning, design, and construction of public works: buildings, bridges, roads, dams, water transmission systems, water treatment systems, tunnels, and more. These facilities must provide efficient service, be cost-effective, and be compatible with the environment. Moreover, civil engineers work under a code of ethics in which their primary, overriding responsibility is to uphold the public’s trust by working to plan, design, build, and restore safe and environmentally responsible public works.

Civil engineers work as private consultants and for government agencies in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor settings around the world. There is a strong and constant market for civil engineers due to the demands placed on the profession to construct, maintain, and repair the infrastructure (e.g., bridges, buildings, roads, water transmission lines, water treatment plants, and power plants).

As civil engineering is such a broad field, it is traditionally divided into several sub-disciplines. At the University of New Hampshire, five are offered: civil engineering materials, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and water resources engineering. Civil engineering majors may choose the sub-discipline in which to focus their studies during their senior year. Additionally, the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, through the Departments of Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering, offers a B.S. in environmental engineering (ENE) which is a major for students who choose to specifically focus their attention solely in that area. (Students who are interested in environmental engineering but who also want a broader or more traditional civil engineering focus should pursue the civil engineering major and elect environmental engineering courses in their senior year.) Students may readily transfer between the civil engineering (CIE) and ENE programs within the first two semesters. Both the B.S. in civil engineering and the B.S. in environmental engineering provide a firm base in mathematics, science, and engineering and all majors are expected to develop excellent communication and computer skills. Graduates are prepared to enter the profession and to pursue advanced study. Because of the broad technical background attained, some graduates also successfully pursue further education in business, law, and medicine.

Mission
The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering is to pursue and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, and public service. As part of its teaching mission, the department provides rigorous, yet flexible, undergraduate and graduate education for both traditional and nontraditional students through classical and creative instruction in the classroom, laboratory, and field. While preparing students for the profession, the department offers an education in civil engineering that includes working in multidisciplinary teams that critically analyze and formulate solutions to civil engineering problems and apply engineering principles that provide social, economic, and environmental benefits to the public. The department encourages in its students a lifelong desire to keep abreast of new developments in the field and teaches them the skills necessary to continue learning. As part of its research mission, the department maintains a rigorous multidisciplinary program of scholarship advancing the state of the art in civil engineering. As part of its mission in public service, the department enhances the quality of life for people, especially in New England and specifically New Hampshire, by providing expert services; advancing and transferring knowledge and technology; and serving as a resource for information.

Educational Objectives
In accordance with its University, college, and department missions, the faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering has established clear objectives for students to help them become successful professionals after graduation. To assist graduates to become practicing civil engineers, the program helps students achieve a basic competence in math, science, and engineering principles; learn how to apply this knowledge to solve engineering problems; achieve a working knowledge in the basic civil engineering areas of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, civil engineering materials, water resources, environmental engineering, and project engineering; and extend their knowledge in one or more of these areas. As part of this process, students learn how to critically analyze and design equipment, structures, systems, or processes to meet desired needs; to use current, and be able to independently learn new, engineering software. Engineers also need to be effective communicators. Engineering students learn how to communicate and defend ideas in technical reports and correspondence; how to speak before a group and convey information to technical and non-technical audiences; and how to create and effectively use graphics in support of a presentation or report. Students also learn how to work effectively as good team players who are also capable of being members of multidisciplinary teams.

As part of finding engineering solutions, students learn to locate, compile, and use existing information; design and perform experiments to gather new information; critically analyze information; and draw conclusions. Due to the nature of civil engineering efforts, which involve the public, public safety, and significant financing, it is imperative that graduates become good engineering citizens. Students develop an awareness of the interaction between engineering practice and social, economic, and environmental issues; the importance of the ASCE Code of Ethics; an awareness of contemporary issues in their interaction with civil engineering practice; and the importance of broadening their education by being familiar with topics outside of the math, science, and engineering areas. Civil engineers are also professionals who are often licensed practitioners. Students are prepared to take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination (which is required for professional licensure), understand the need for lifelong learning and actively participate in organizations such as ASCE, SWE, SWB, Tau Beta Pi, and the Order of the Engineer.

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Matriculating students should have strong aptitudes in mathematics and science along with imagination, spatial and graphic abilities, communication skills, and creativity. Students then follow a four-year program which conforms to the guidelines of, and is accredited by, the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.

The first two years of the program provide the necessary technical knowledge in mathematics, chemistry, and physics, while introducing and developing civil engineering problem solving techniques. The junior year provides courses in each of the civil engineering sub-disciplines providing students with skills in each and allowing students to determine which they wish to pursue further. The senior year is flexible, allowing students to choose where to focus attention by selecting from more than thirty elective courses in civil and environmental engineering.

The required curriculum includes seven writing intensive courses thereby not only satisfying but exceeding the University’s writing requirement. (See University Academic Requirements.)

Electives
Approximately one third of the major’s total credits and more than half of the senior-level courses are elected by the student. Of these, there are general education electives required by the University and other electives required by the department in order to satisfy departmental objectives and accreditation requirements.

1. The General Education Program is described in University Academic Requirements. Courses required by the civil engineering major fulfill the Group 1 through Group 3 general education requirements. Therefore, students select electives to satisfy the Group 4 through Group 8 courses—one elective per group.

2. The civil engineering major also requires students to select one math and basic sciences elective. A list of courses that fulfill this elective is available from the department.

3. Civil engineering majors wishing to participate in exchange programs must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better in all MATH, PHYS, CHEM, CIE, and ENE courses taken to date at the end of each of the second and third semesters prior to their exchange semester.

4. In the senior year, students take four courses specific to civil engineering sub-disciplines, and a senior science elective. Students can use these electives to focus on a particular civil engineering area or can acquire a broader perspective by taking courses in a variety of areas. At least one of these four elective courses must also qualify as a civil engineering design elective, and no more than three courses may be taken in one sub-discipline. Lists of courses that fulfill these electives are available from the department.

Additional program policies and requirements

1. To transfer into the civil engineering major, a student must have the following:

a. an overall grade point average of 2.30 or greater,

b. 16 credits or more of MATH, PHYS, CHEM, CIE, and ENE courses,

c. an overall grade point average of 2.00 or greater for all MATH, PHYS, CHEM, CIE, and ENE courses taken to date,

d. an overall grade point average of 2.50 or greater for 16 credits of the MATH, PHYS, CHEM, CIE, and ENE courses taken to date.

2. Students who are transferring into the civil engineering major may only transfer in the following:

a. a maximum of 20 credits for CIE and ENE 600- and 700-level coursework,

b. CIE and ENE 600- and 700-level courses in which the student has received a grade of C- or better.

3. To continue as a civil engineering major, a student must adhere to the following restrictions:

a. a maximum of two CIE or ENE courses may be repeated (though each of these may be repeated more than once),

b. a semester grade point average lower than 2.00 may be earned for a maximum of two consecutive semesters, 

c. a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.00 for CIE and ENE courses may be earned for a maximum of any two semesters.

4. CIE and ENE 600- and 700-level courses are intended for CIE and ENE majors only. All others may enroll in these courses only with the permission of the instructor but others may take no more than 20 credits of these courses.

5. To enter the required 600-level courses in the junior year, students must achieve the following:

a. the completion of CIE 525, CIE 526, MATH 425, PHYS 407, and CHEM 405 or CHEM 403,

b. an overall grade point average of 2.00 or greater for these courses,

c. a grade of C or better in each of CIE 525 and CIE 526.

6. To graduate with a bachelor of science in civil engineering, a student must achieve the following:

a. 129 or more credits,

b. credit for the civil engineering program’s major and elective courses,

c. satisfaction of the University’s general education requirements,

d. satisfaction of the University’s writing intensive course requirements,

e. a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better for all courses,

f. a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better for all CIE and ENE courses.



First Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
CIE   402   Intro. to Civil Engineering   3   -  
ENGL   401   First-Year Writing   4   -  
TECH   564   Fundamentals of CAD   3   -  
Elective (2)     general education requirement*   4   4  
CIE   505   Surveying and Mapping   -   4  
MATH   425   Calculus I   -   4  
PHYS   407   General Physics I   -   4  
Total       14   16  


Sophomore Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
CIE   525   Statics   3   -  
PHYS   408   General Physics II   4   -  
CHEM   405   General Chemistry   -   4  
CIE   526   Strength of Materials   -   3  
CIE   533   Project Engineering   -   3  
MATH   527   Differential Equations with Linear Algebra   -   4  
Elective (1)     general education requirement*   -   4  
Total       19   18  
ENE   520   Environmental Pollution and Protection   4   -  
MATH   426   Calculus II   4   -  
ENGL   502   Technical Writing   4   -  


Junior Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
CIE   622   Engineering Materials   4   -  
CIE   642   Fluid Mechanics   4   -  
MATH   644   Statistics for Engineers and Scientists   4   -  
Elective (1)     math and basic sciences**   4   -  
CIE   665   Soil Mechanics   -   4  
CIE   681   Classical Structural Analysis   -   3  
ENE   645   Fundamental Aspects of Environmental Engineering   -   4  
Elective (1)     general education requirement*   -   4  
Total       16   15  


Senior Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
CIE   760   Foundation Design I   4   -  
CIE   744   Reinforced Concrete Design   4   -  
CIE   784   Intro. to Project Planning and Design   1   -  
Elective (1)     senior science**   3   -  
CIE or ENE   788   Project Planning and Design   -   3  
Elective (4)     civil engineering**   3   9  
Elective (1)     general education requirement*   -   4  
Total       15   16  

*See University Academic Requirements for general education requirements.

** Approved list available in the CIE office.



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Computer Science (CS)

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Chairperson: Philip J. Hatcher
Professor: R. Daniel Bergeron, Pilar de la Torre, Philip J. Hatcher, Ted M. Sparr, Colin Ware
Associate Professor: Radim Bartos, Michel Charpentier, Robert D. Russell, Elizabeth Varki, James L. Weiner
Affiliate Associate Professor: Jason H. Moore, Sylvia Weber Russell, Elise H. Turner, Roy M. Turner
Assistant Professor: Wheeler Rumi
Instructor: Michael Gildersleeve, Brian L. Johnson, Israel J. Yost
Lecturer: Mark L. Bochert, Ellen M. Hepp, Linda Kenney, Karl Shump

Computer scientists are concerned with all aspects of the design and implementation of computer software. They are concerned with problem solving in general, with particular emphasis on the design of computer-efficient solutions. This involves detailed understanding of the nature of algorithms (a set of rules for solving a problem), the software implementation techniques necessary to utilize algorithms on computers, and a knowledge of how algorithms can be combined in a structured manner to form highly complex software systems.

The broad objectives for the B.S. in computer science are to produce graduates who:

1.  are competent in formulating and solving computer science problems including the development of non-trivial software systems;

2.  understand computer science fundamentals along with supporting mathematics and science sufficiently well to be prepared for a wide range of jobs and to pursue advanced degrees;

3.  are able to function in the workplace with the necessary technical skills and with appropriate oral and written communication skills; and

4.  have a broad education that promotes professional advancement, lifelong personal development, and social responsibility.

Computer science majors must obtain an overall grade-point average of 2.00 or better in all required computer science, mathematics, and electrical engineering courses in order to graduate. If at the end of any semester, including the first, a student’s cumulative average in these courses falls below 2.00, the student may not be allowed to continue as a CS major.

If a student wishing to transfer into the computer science major has taken any other coursework that is applicable to the major, the grades in those courses must satisfy the minimum requirements for the B.S. degree in computer science. The student must have an overall grade-point average of 2.00 or better in all courses taken at UNH.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
The standard program leads to a B.S. in computer science and is designed to prepare students for both employment and graduate study in the field. The program emphasizes the application of computer science theory and principles but also includes a broad background in basic mathematics and an introduction to computer hardware. Most courses require heavy use of the computer, and the laboratories stress hands-on experience with building software systems.

The B.S. in Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone: (410) 347-7700.

Requirements
1.    Satisfy general education requirements. The following courses are required and may be used to fulfill requirements in the appropriate general education group: PHYS 407-408, General Physics I and II; MATH 425, Calculus I; and PHIL 424, Science, Technology and Society.

2.    Two additional technology or science courses, one of which may satisfy a general education requirement, chosen from the following list:

Biology
BIOL 411, Principles of Biology I
BIOL 412, Principles of Biology II
BIOL 413, Principles of Biology I (a UNHM course)
BIOL 414, Principles of Biology II (a UNHM course)
HMP 501, Epidemiology and Community Medicine
MICR 501, Public Health Microbiology
PBIO 412, Introductory Botany
PBIO 421, Concepts of Plant Growth
ZOOL 412, Principles of Zoology

Physical Science
CHEM 401-402, Introduction to Chemistry
CHEM 403-404, General Chemistry
CHEM 405, General Chemistry
ESCI 405, Global Environmental Change
ESCI 409, Environmental Geology
ESCI 501, Introduction to Oceanography
NR 504, Freshwater Resources

Technology
PHIL 447, Computer Power and Human Reason

3.    Two additional approved courses chosen from the humanities, social sciences, and arts. These courses are in addition to any courses used to satisfy general education requirements.

4.    One core course, CS 415, Introduction to Computer Science I, which must be passed with a grade of B- or better.

5.    Ten additional core courses, which must be passed with a grade of C- or better. Before taking a course having any of these ten courses as a prerequisite, the prerequisite course(s) must be passed with a grade of C- or better: CS 416, Introduction to Computer Science II; CS 515, Data Structures; CS 516, Introduction to Software Design and Development; CS 520, Assembly Language Programming and Machine Organization; CS 620, Operating System Fundamentals; CS 671, Programming Language Concepts and Features; MATH 425 and MATH 426, Calculus I and II; MATH 531, Mathematical Proof; MATH 532, Discrete Mathematics.

6.    CS 595, Computer Science Seminar (two credits).

7.    One computer science theory course chosen from: CS 645, Introduction to Formal Specification and Verification; or CS 659, Introduction to the Theory of Computation.

8.    CS 719, Object-oriented Methodology.

9.    Two approved computer science courses chosen from CS courses numbered above 640 or ECE 777, Collaboration Engineering, or ECE 649, Embedded Microcomputer Based Design.

10.    One approved writing intensive course chosen from CS courses numbered above 640.

11.    One course in probability and statistics: MATH 644, Statistics for Engineers and Scientists or MATH 539, Introduction to Statistical Analysis.

12.    Two electrical and computer engineering courses: ECE 543, Introduction to Digital Systems, and ECE 562, Computer Organization.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bioinformatics Option
The aim of the bioinformatics option is to provide a tailored program for undergraduate students who wish to apply computer science expertise in the life sciences. The bioinformatics field is an increasingly important subdiscipline in computer science. The demand for computer science graduates who can apply their knowledge in the life sciences is large, and is expected to continue to grow.

The bioinformatics option has the same core as the B.S. program but requires the appropriate coursework in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, and statistics. The bioinformatics option of the baccalaureate-level program in computer science is not yet accredited because it has not yet been through the entire review process. A complete review will be conducted in Fall 2008.

The option requirements are:
1.    Satisfy general education requirements. The following courses are required and may be used to fulfill requirements in the appropriate general education group: CHEM 403-404, General Chemistry; BIOL 411, Principles of Biology I; MATH 425, Calculus I; and PHIL 424, Science, Technology and Society.

2.    Three science courses: BIOL 412, Principles of Biology II; BIOL 604, Genetics; and BCHEM 711, Genomics and Bioinformatics.

3.    Two approved courses chosen from the humanities, social sciences, and arts. These courses are in addition to any courses used to satisfy general education requirements.

4.    One core course, CS 415, Introduction to Computer Science I, which must be passed with a grade of B- or better.

5.    Ten additional core courses, which must all be passed with a grade of C- or better. Before taking a course having any of these ten courses as a prerequisite, the prerequisite course(s) must be passed with a grade of C- or better: CS 416, Introduction to Computer Science II; CS 515, Data Structures; CS 516, Introduction to Software Design and Development; CS 520, Assembly Language Programming and Machine Organization; CS 620, Operating System Fundamentals; CS 671, Programming Language Concepts and Features; MATH 425 and MATH 426, Calculus I and II; MATH 531, Mathematical Proof; MATH 532, Discrete Mathematics.

6.    CS 595, Computer Science Seminar (two credits).

7.    One computer science theory course chosen from: CS 645, Introduction to Formal Specification and Verification; or CS 659, Introduction to the Theory of Computation.

8.    Two required senior-level courses: CS 719, Object-Oriented Methodology, and CS 775, Database Systems.

9.    One additional senior-level course chosen from CS 730, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence; CS 767, Interactive Data Visualization; CS 770, Computer Graphics; or CS 696, Independent Study. The chosen course must include a project that addresses bioinformatics issues.

10.    At least one of the three senior-level computer science courses must be writing intensive.

11.    Two courses in probability and statistics: MATH 539, Introduction to Statistical Analysis or MATH 644, Statistics for Engineers and Scientists, and a follow-up course chosen from MATH 739, Applied Regression Analysis; MATH 742, Multivariate Statistical Methods; or MATH 755, Probability and Stochastic Processes with Applications.

12.    One course in electrical and computer engineering: ECE 543, Introduction to Digital Systems.

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Earth Sciences (ESCI)

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Chairperson: William C. Clyde
Professor: Francis S. Birch, Wallace A. Bothner, Larry A. Mayer, Karen L. Von Damm
Research Professor: Janet W. Campbell, Robert W. Talbot, Charles J. Vorosmarty
Affiliate Professor: P. Thompson Davis, Jim Gardner, Dork L. Sahagian, Peter J. Thompson, David R. Wunsch
Associate Professor: William C. Clyde, J. Matthew Davis, Robert J. Griffin, Jo Laird, James M. Pringle
Research Associate Professor: Jack E. Dibb, Stephen E. Frolking, Cameron P. Wake, Larry G. Ward
Affiliate Associate Professor: Michael L. Prentice, Douglas C. Vandemark
Assistant Professor: Julia G. Bryce, Joel E. Johnson, Linda Kalnejais, Joseph M. Licciardi
Affiliate Assistant Professor: David Brown, Jeffrey B. Johnson, John R. Morrison, Ruth K. Varner

The courses offered in the Department of Earth Sciences cover the broad spectrum of earth sciences, with emphases on geology, hydrology, geochemistry, and oceanography. The curriculum encompasses a group of related studies concerned with an understanding of the Earth and its environment. Study of the processes that shape the continents and oceans, drive the hydrologic cycle and ocean circulation, and affect climate change and the evolution of life is based on a foundation of basic mathematics, physics, and chemistry.

The need for people trained in the Earth and environmental sciences has been increasing in response to society’s growing concern with sound environmental and resource management, including the disposal of waste on land and in the atmosphere and oceans; the management of water resources; the development of energy and mineral resources; and the assessment of environmental hazards. In addition, the demand for well-trained secondary school teachers of Earth sciences has been steadily increasing.

The Department of Earth Sciences offers five majors: B.S. geology, B.S. environmental sciences (interdisciplinary with the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture), B.A. Earth sciences, B.A. Earth sciences/oceanography, and B.A. Earth science teaching. These programs prepare students for advanced study in the geosciences; for entry-level professional employment in public or private institutions concerned with environmental and resource management, including consulting firms, government agencies, energy- and resource-extraction firms, utilities, and nonprofit organizations; and for secondary-school teaching of Earth sciences.

The Department of Earth Sciences also offers a minor in geology, as well as an interdisciplinary minor in oceanography.

Descriptions and requirements for the majors and minors are arranged alphabetically.

Bachelor of Arts in Earth Sciences
The bachelor of arts in Earth sciences is offered through the Department of Earth Sciences. This program provides students an opportunity to obtain a broad education and a general background in the Earth sciences with a greater degree of freedom in choosing electives than in the bachelor of science programs. By careful choice of electives, students can prepare for graduate school, business, or industry.

Requirements
1. Satisfy the general education requirements.
2. Satisfy the bachelor of arts degree requirements.
3. Complete a minimum of eight courses in the department (with a C- or better), including ESCI 401, The Dynamic Earth, or ESCI 409, Geology and the Environment; ESCI 402, Earth History; ESCI 512, Principles of Mineralogy; and five upper-level courses, two of which must be 700 or above.
4. Math requirements: 425, Calculus I, and 426, Calculus II.

It is strongly advised that students complete, as early as possible, a year each of college chemistry and physics.

Bachelor of Arts in Earth Sciences, Oceanography Option
The bachelor of arts in Earth sciences, oceanography option, is offered by the Department of Earth Sciences. This program provides students an opportunity to obtain a broad education and a general background in the earth sciences, as well as the flexibility to choose electives in the area of oceanography. A clear, comprehensive understanding of the ocean environment will prepare students for graduate school or for employment opportunities available on our coasts in ocean-related fields such as aquaculture, fishing, tourism, environmental protection, shipping, construction, government regulation, and education.

Requirements
1. Satisfy the general education requirements.
2. Satisfy the bachelor of arts degree requirements.
3. Complete a minimum of eight courses in the department (with a C- or better) including ESCI 401, The Dynamic Earth, or ESCI 409, Geology and the Environment; ESCI 402, Earth History or ZOOL 503, Introduction to Marine Biology; ESCI 501, Introduction to Oceanography; ESCI 512, Principles of Mineralogy; and four upper-level ocean related courses, two of which must be 700 or above. Typically these would be chosen from ESCI 658, Earth, Ocean, and Atmosphere Dynamics; ESCI 750, Biological Oceanography; ESCI 752, Chemical Oceanography; ESCI 758, Physical Oceanography; and ESCI 759, Geological Oceanography.
4. Math requirements: 425, Calculus I, and 426, Calculus II.

It is strongly advised that students complete, as early as possible, a year each of college chemistry and physics.

Oceanography Minor
See the Special University Programs, Interdisciplinary Programs, and Marine Sciences sections of the catalog.

Bachelor of Arts in Earth Science Teaching
The bachelor of arts in Earth science teaching program is offered by the Department of Earth Sciences in coordination with the Department of Education. The program is specifically designed to prepare students to teach Earth sciences in secondary school. Upon graduation from this program, students are prepared to complete a masters degree in Education with an additional year of graduate study, which includes a year-long internship (EDUC 900/901). After completing this typically five-year program, students receive full teacher certification, which is recognized in most states.

Requirements
1. Satisfy the general education requirements.
2. Satisfy the bachelor of arts degree requirements.
3. Complete the following: ESCI 401, The Dynamic Earth, or ESCI 409, Geology and the Environment; ESCI 402, Earth History; ESCI 501, Introduction to Oceanography; GEOG 473, The Weather; CHEM 403-404, General Chemistry; PHYS 401-402, Introduction to Physics I and II, PHYS 406, Introduction to Modern Astronomy; plus 12 approved elective credits from intermediate and/or advanced earth sciences courses.
4. Math requirements: 425, Calculus I, and 426, Calculus II.
5. Satisfy the secondary-school teacher education program.

General Science Certification
Students majoring in animal sciences, biochemistry, biology, environmental conservation studies, environmental sciences, forestry, microbiology, plant biology, wildlife management, or zoology, may seek certification to teach science at the middle, junior, or high school level.

For further information, contact the coordinator of teacher education in the Department of Education.

Bachelor of Science in Geology
The bachelor of science in geology is offered through the Department of Earth Sciences. The program represents a strong concentration in the Earth sciences and is especially well suited for students who plan to continue their studies in graduate school. Beyond a central core of courses, there is sufficient flexibility in course selection so that students may, in consultation with their academic advisers, orient the program toward a particular facet of the Earth sciences (e.g., mineralogy-petrology, oceanography, hydrogeology, geophysics-structural geology, geomorphology-glacial geology, geochemistry, paleontology-stratigraphy). Students are encouraged to attend an off-campus field camp, for which scholarship funds may be available.

Requirements
1. Satisfy the general education requirements and the bachelor of science degree requirements.
2. Satisfactorily complete MATH 425 and 426, CHEM 403-404 (or CHEM 405), PHYS 407-408 and, PHYS 505 or ESCI 658. Some of these courses may also satisfy Group 2 and part of Group 3 of the general education requirements.
3. Complete a minimum of twelve courses in Earth sciences, which should include ESCI 401, The Dynamic Earth, or ESCI 409, Geology and the Environment; ESCI 402, Earth History; ESCI 501, Introduction to Oceanography; ESCI 512, Principles of Mineralogy; ESCI 614, Optical Mineralogy and Petrography; ESCI 530, Geological Field Methods; ESCI 561, Landscape Evolution; ESCI 631, Structural Geology; ESCI 652, Paleontology; and three approved earth sciences 700-level electives.
4. Complete four approved science/math electives. The following should be considered: one additional 700-level course in the Earth sciences; additional courses in mathematics, chemistry, and physics; as well as courses in computer science, engineering, and the biological sciences; and an off-campus field camp.

Geology Minor
Any University student who is interested in Earth sciences may minor in geology. The minor consists of at least 18 semester hours, typically from five ESCI courses, each with a grade of C- or better, while maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0. A maximum of 8 credits may be used for both major and minor credit. Courses include both introductory and more advanced courses. Specific course requirements are flexible to accommodate the student’s interest in different facets of the geosciences. Interested students should see the Earth Sciences’ undergraduate coordinator to complete an Intent to Minor form no later than their junior year.

Environmental Sciences
www.unh.edu/envsci/
The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) and the College of Life Science and Agriculture (COLSA) jointly offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Sciences. Environmental sciences is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the interaction of biological, chemical, and physical processes that shape our natural environment. Students graduating with a degree in Environmental Sciences will have an understanding of these interacting processes, the ability to effectively communicate with both scientific and lay audiences, competency in field methods appropriate for entry-level environmental science positions, competency in the use and application of geographic information systems (GIS), a basic understanding of environmental policy, and the ability to contribute to multidisciplinary teams.

Requirements

In addition to general education requirements, two introductory environmental science courses are required, including Environmental Pollution and Protection (ENE 520). Foundation courses include two semesters of chemistry (CHEM 403, 404) and calculus (MATH 425, 426), one semester of geology (ESCI 401, 402, or 409), one semester of statistics (MATH 644 or BIOL 528), and either two semesters of physics (PHYS 407, 408) and one semester of approved biology or one semester of physics (PHYS 407) and two semesters of approved biology. Core courses include Techniques in Environmental Sciences (ESCI 534); Introduction to GIS (NR 658); Fate and Transport in the Environment (ESCI 654); Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (NR 602); and a capstone course (e.g., Senior Thesis).

Students must complete an additional seven courses in one of the following options:

Hydrology

ESCI 561, Surficial Processes
NR 501, Introduction to Soil Sciences or ESCI 512, Principles of Mineralogy
NR 604, Watershed Hydrology
ESCI 705, Principles of Hydrology
ESCI 710, Groundwater Hydrology
Two approved electives

Soil and Watershed Management

NR 501, Introduction to Soil Sciences
NR 604, Watershed Hydrology
NR 703, Watershed Water Quality Management
NR 706, Soil Ecology
Three approved electives

Ecosystems
NR 527, Forest Ecology or BIOL 541, General Ecology
NR 730, Terrestrial Ecosystems
NR 765, Community Ecology
One approved course in taxonomy (e.g., NR 425)
Three approved electives

For a list of approved elective courses and for further information about the major, contact the program coordinator, Serita Frey, Department of Natural Resources, 215 James Hall, (603) 862-3880; e-mail serita.frey@unh.edu.

 

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Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

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Professor: Kent A. Chamberlin, Christian P. De Moustier, L. Gordon Kraft, John R. LaCourse, W. Thomas Miller III, Andrzej Rucinski, Kondagunta U. Sivaprasad
Affiliate Professor: Thaddeus P. Kochanski, Robert M. O'Donnell, Stuart M. Selikowitz
Associate Professor: Michael J. Carter, Allen D. Drake, Andrew L. Kun, Richard A. Messner
Research Associate Professor: Brian P. Calder, William H. Lenharth
Affiliate Associate Professor: Charles H. Bianchi, Paul W. Latham II, Jeremy B. Muldavin, Henk A.E. Spaanenburg
Assistant Professor: Jianqiu Zhang, Kuan Zhou
Affiliate Assistant Professor: Raymond J. Garbos
Instructor: Francis C. Hludik Jr., Neda M. Pekaric-Nad, Wayne J. Smith

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a B.S. in electrical engineering and a B.S. in computer engineering degree programs that are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (401) 347-7700.

ECE Department Mission
The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is fourfold:
• to provide educational programs in electrical engineering and computer engineering and related fields at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels of high quality and sufficient breadth and depth to serve industry, government, and academic institutions of our state and nation;
• to conduct research and pursue scholarship to advance knowledge and apply that knowledge in areas relevant to our state and nation in order to meet the demands of the information age and global competition;
• to serve the state and nation by making available the accumulated expertise, knowledge, and experience of the faculty to industry and government;
• to continually assess our programs to ensure satisfaction of market needs and to develop strategies to optimize student retention.

The electrical engineering and computer engineering programs endeavor to provide a firm foundation in fundamentals, while also giving students exposure to current technologies for design and implementation. They strive for a balance among theory, laboratory, and design experience. Furthermore, the programs foster teamwork and project management skills.

The department recognizes the need to conduct periodic reviews and adjustments to meet the current and projected needs of the state and nation according to its mission objectives.

Our mission was approved by the ECE faculty in March 2001, approved by the ECE Student Advisory Board in October 2001, and ratified by the ECE Industrial Advisory Board in April 2002.  Our mission was reaffirmed by the ECE Industrial Advisory Board in November 22, 2004.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has adopted a set of program educational objectives that consists of statements describing the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first several years following graduation from either program:

• graduates will function at a technically outstanding level in formulating and solving problems in their respective program area;
• graduates will produce competent written and oral reports, and provide project management and leadership;
• through a thorough grounding in engineering fundamentals, graduates will be prepared for a successful engineering career amid future technological changes;
• through a well-rounded education, graduates will be able to respond to changing career paths, to maintain an interest in lifelong learning, and to advance professionally;
• graduates will be creative when dealing with contemporary issues facing society in local, global, historical, social, economic, and political contexts in relation to electrical and computer engineering;
• graduates will be able to design, prototype, and test electrical and computer engineering designs using state-of-the-art test equipment in a laboratory environment.

The electrical and computer engineering educational program objectives were approved by the ECE faculty in March 2001, approved by the ECE Student Advisory Board in November 2001, and ratified by the ECE Industrial Advisory Board in March 2002.  Our program educational objectives were reaffirmed by the ECE Industrial Advisory Board on November 22, 2004.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Program Educational Outcomes

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has adopted a set of program educational outcomes that consists of statements describing what students are expected to know and are able to do by the time of graduation, the achievement of which indicates that the student is equipped to achieve the program objectives. The current electrical engineering program educational outcomes and computer engineering program educational outcomes are:

• an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
• an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
• an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs;
• an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
• an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
• an ability to communicate effectively;
• an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
• the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context;
• a recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in, lifelong learning;
• a knowledge of contemporary issues;
• an ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Electrical and computer program educational outcomes were approved by the ECE faculty in March 2001, approved by the ECE Student Advisory Board in October 2001, and ratified by the ECE Industrial Advisory Board in March 2002.  The program educational outcomes were reaffirmed by the ECE Industrial Advisory Board on November 22, 2004.

Students contemplating a decision between the electrical engineering and computer engineering degree programs should consider both the similarities and differences of the two programs. The two curricula require the same foundational courses in mathematics, physics, analog and digital electronic circuits, and a capstone senior design project. The Computer Engineering degree program requires additional fluency in software development and advanced computer system and hardware design. The Electrical Engineering degree program requires advanced study in analog and mixed-signal electronic circuit and system analysis and design. The University’s general education requirements are identical for both degree programs.

Electrical Engineering Program

Electrical engineers design, develop, and produce the electrical and electronic systems upon which modern society has come to depend: basic infrastructure, such as the electric power grid and fiber optic communication lines; public conveniences, such as mag lev transporters and LED signs; consumer products, such as iPods and MP3 players; personal communication devices, such as cell phones and BlackBerries©; military systems, such as rail guns and laser weapons; instruments that can image the ocean floor or analyze the Earth’s atmosphere from satellites; and medical diagnostic machines like CAT and MRI scanners. Almost every facet of modern life is touched by the work of electrical engineers.

At UNH, the cornerstone of the electrical engineering program is the involvement of students in the solution of real-world problems. Students electing this major gain knowledge of advanced electronic circuit and system design through the use of computer-aided design tools, hardware circuit prototyping, and hands-on laboratory testing.

In addition to general University requirements, the department has a number of grade-point average and credit requirements.

1.  For an electrical engineering major to enter the junior year and take any of the first-term junior courses (ECE 544, 617, 633, or 651), he or she must have taken, and achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.10 in all of the following freshman and sophomore courses: MATH 425, 426, 527; PHYS 407, 408; and ECE 541, 543, 548, and 562.

2.  Any electrical engineering major whose cumulative grade-point average in ECE courses is less than 2.00 during any three semesters will not be allowed to continue as an electrical engineering major.

3.  Electrical engineering majors must achieve a 2.00 grade-point average in ECE courses as a requirement for graduation.

To make an exception to any of these departmental requirements based on extenuating circumstances, students must petition the department’s undergraduate committee. Mindful of these rules, students, with their advisers’ assistance, should plan their programs based on the distribution of courses in the following chart  for a total of at least 132 credits.


Freshman Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
ECE   401   Perspectives in Electrical & Computer Engineering   4   -  
MATH   425   Calculus I   4   -  
CS   410   Introduction to Scientific Programming**   4   -  
CHEM   405   General Chemistry   4   -  
MATH   426   Calculus II   -   4  
PHYS   407   Physics I   -   4  
ENGL   401   First-Year Writing   -   4  
    General Education Elective**   -   4  
Total       16   16  


Sophomore Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
ECE   541   Electrical Circuits   4   -  
ECE   543   Introduction to Digital Systems   4   -  
PHYS   408   Physics II   4   -  
MATH   527   Differential Equations with Linear Algebra   4   -  
ECE   548   Electronic Design I   -   4  
ECE   562   Computer Organization   -   4  
ME   523   Introduction to Statics and Dynamics   -   3  
    General Education Elective   -   4  
Total       16   15  


Junior Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
ECE   544   Engineering Analysis   4   -  
EE   617   Junior Lab I   4   -  
EE   633   Signals and Systems I   3   -  
EE   651   Electronic Design II   4   -  
    General Education Elective   4   -  
ECE   603   Electromagnetic Fields & Waves   -   4  
ECE   618   Junior Laboratory II   -   4  
ECE   634   Signals and Systems II   -   3  
ECE   647   Random Processes and Signals in Engineering   -   3  
EE   668   Fundamentals of Computer Engineering   -   4  
Total       19   18  


Senior Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
ECE   791   Senior Project I   2   -  
    Professional Elective*   4   -  
    Professional Elective*   4   -  
    General Education Elective   4   -  
    General Education Elective   4   -  
ECE   792   Senior Project II   -   2  
    Professional Elective*   -   4  
    Professional Elective*   -   4  
    General Education Elective   -   4  
Total       18   14  

*Professional electives normally consist of 700-level ECE courses. Each course must carry at least three credits, and no more than one can be an independent study, special topics, or project course. An alternative is a student-designed plan approved by the ECE undergraduate committee.

**Students who wish to preserve the option of transferring to the computer engineering major without incurring a delay in graduation should consult with their academic adviser before electing these courses. It is recommended that such students take CS 415, Introduction to Computer Science I in the fall semester and CS 416, Introduction to Computer Science II in the spring semester in place of the listed courses.



Computer Engineering Program

Computers have become embedded in virtually every engineering system. Computer engineering, traditionally a subset of electrical engineering, is a rapidly growing field that emphasizes the design, interfacing, hardware/software tradeoffs, and real-time applications of computers. Students who elect this major will gain a knowledge of both hardware and software concepts, and will learn to design, build and test systems containing digital computers.

In addition to general University requirements, the department has a number of grade-point average and credit requirements.

1.    For a computer engineering major to enter the junior year and take any of the first-term junior courses (ECE 541, 544, 633), he or she must have taken, and achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.10 in all of the following freshman and sophomore courses: MATH 425, 426, 527; PHYS 407, 408; CS 415, 416, 515, 516; and ECE 543, 562, and 583.

2.    Any computer engineering major whose cumulative grade-point average in ECE and CS courses is less than 2.0 during any three semesters will not be allowed to continue as a computer engineering major.

3.    Computer engineering majors must achieve a 2.00 grade-point average in ECE courses as a requirement for graduation.

To make an exception to any of these departmental requirements based on extenuating circumstances, students must petition the department’s undergraduate committee. Mindful of these rules, students, with their advisers’ assistance, should plan their programs based on the distribution of courses in the chart below for a total of at least 130 credits.


Freshman Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
ECE   401   Perspectives in Electrical & Computer Engineering   4   -  
MATH   425   Calculus I   4   -  
CS   415   Intro to Computer Science I   4   -  
    General Education Elective   4   -  
ECE   543   Intro to Digital Systems   -   4  
MATH   426   Calculus II   -   4  
CS   416   Intro to Computer Science II   -   4  
ENGL   401   First-Year Writing   -   4  
Total       16   16  


Sophomore Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
ECE   562   Computer Organization   4   -  
PHYS   407   Physics I   4   -  
MATH   527   Differential Equations with Linear Algebra   4   -  
CS   515   Data Structures   4   -  
ECE   583   Design with Programmable Logic   -   4  
PHYS   408   Physics II   -   4  
CS   516   Software Design & Development   -   4  
    General Education Elective   -   4  
Total       16   16  


Junior Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
ECE   541   Electrical Circuits   4   -  
ECE   544   Engineering Analysis   4   -  
ECE   633   Signals and Systems I   3   -  
    General Education Elective   4   -  
ECE   548   Electronic Design I   -   4  
ECE   603   Electromagnetic Fields and Waves   -   4  
ECE   647   Random Processes & Signals in Engineering   -   3  
ECE   649   Embedded Microcomputer Based Design   -   4  
Total       15   15  


Senior Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
ECE   714   Intro to Digital Signal Processing   4   -  
ECE   791   Senior Project I   2   -  
    Professional Elective*   4   -  
    Professional Elective*   4   -  
    General Education Elective   4   -  
ECE   734   Network Data Communications     4  
ECE   792   Senior Project II   -   2  
    Professional Elective*   -   4  
    General Education Elective   -   4  
    General Education Elective   -   4  
Total       18   18  

* Three professional electives must be selected from the following categories of courses:

At least one from: ECE 711, ECE 715, ECE 717

No more than one from: ADMIN 640, DS 773, DS 774

Any of these: ECE 634, ECE 651, ECE 7XX, CS 620, CS 645, CS 659, CS 671, CS 7XX



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Engineering Technology (ET)

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Associate Professor: David A. Forest



Environmental Engineering (ENE)

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Professor: Dale P. Barkey, Russell T. Carr, M. Robin Collins, Ihab H. Farag, Nancy E. Kinner, James P. Malley Jr. , Virendra K. Mathur, Palligarnai T. Vasudevan
Research Professor: T. Taylor Eighmy
Associate Professor: Thomas P. Ballestero, Kevin H. Gardner, Jennifer M. Jacobs
Assistant Professor: Nivedita R. Gupta
Research Assistant Professor: Jenna R. Jambeck, Jeffrey S. Melton, Robert M. Roseen

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences offers a bachelor of science degree in environmental engineering (ENE) and an interdisciplinary minor in environmental engineering.

The bachelor of science degree in environmental engineering is accredited by the engineering accreditation commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.

Mission
The environmental engineering program offers an undergraduate degree in environmental engineering that prepares students for productive careers in the public and private sectors and graduate studies. The program emphasizes fundamental principles in environmental engineering and design, built upon a strong base of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and engineering science. The program prepares students to work in multidisciplinary teams that analyze, formulate, and communicate sustainable solutions to complex environmental problems. The importance of developing sustainable solutions that provide economic, social, and environmental benefits to society is emphasized. The program instills in its students an appreciation of the responsibilities of engineers to society and teaches them the skills necessary to continue learning and improving their professional expertise throughout their careers.

The ENE degree program provides an opportunity for students to specialize in industrial or municipal processes. The curricula prepares students to plan and design systems to minimize the impact of human activity on the environment and protect human health.

Educational Objectives

ENE program graduates will have the skills, experience, and knowledge to pursue successful careers as environmental engineers. They will also have demonstrated the ability to identify information needs; locate information resources, and/or design laboratory or field experiments to attain required information; and evaluate and synthesize data with sound engineering principles, methodologies, and the latest technology into creative, sustainable, safe, and economical engineering solutions to environmental engineering problems. The solutions they develop will minimize the impact of human activities on the environment and protect human health. Program graduates will have a foundation for advanced studies in environmental engineering and oral and written communication skills that will enable them to clearly explain engineering options and recommend solutions to stakeholders. ENE program graduates will have demonstrated in-depth knowledge within environmental engineering and an awareness of potential social, economic, political, and environmental impacts of engineering practices. They will have an appreciation of the contribution of environmental engineers to the benefit of society and the responsibilities of a professional environmental engineer. They will work as part of multidisciplinary teams to arrive at solutions to environmental engineering problems. ENE program graduates will be prepared to obtain professional engineering licensure; have the capacity to continue learning and improving their professional expertise and skills by participating in professional associations, conferences, workshops and courses; and understand the importance of continued professional development.

At the end of the sophomore year, students are required to have a minimum overall grade-point average of 2.00 and a grade-point average of 2.00 in all mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering courses to be permitted to enroll in junior-level courses. To qualify for graduation, an ENE major must: have satisfied the previously specified course requirements, have satisfied the University’s general education requirements, have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.00, and have a minimum grade-point average of 2.00 in engineering courses.

 

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering-Industrial Processes (IP) Emphasis

The industrial processes (IP) emphasis of environmental engineering is a process-based program that draws on the principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and engineering sciences. Due to the complex nature of many aspects of environmental pollution, a broad understanding of the fundamentals of engineering and sciences forms the most desirable preparation for a career in the environmental field. The program is designed to provide training not only for end-of-pipe pollution control technologies, but also for expertise in process engineering and process design, essential for achieving the objectives of pollution curtailment and prevention. Such training is especially valuable in resolving industrial pollution problems. Career opportunities for environmental engineers with this background are found in industry, research institutes, government agencies, teaching, and consulting practice. Students may also enter graduate study at the M.S. or Ph.D. levels.

Engineering design is a critical aspect of the IP curriculum. In order to meet the objective of producing creative, problem-solving engineers, design concepts are introduced early in the curriculum and design experience is integrated into every engineering course. Students learn to seek optimal solutions to open-ended problems and function in design-based team projects. Design ability is finally demonstrated at the end of the capstone course (ENE 608), when self-directed teams develop a comprehensive design report for a full-scale engineering process based on a national process design competition problem.

Since 1993, the program faculty has administered a pollution prevention internship program with industries in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts, initially funded by U.S. EPA and NHDES. In the past twelve years, the program has served more than forty facilities. Each year about 12 students have enrolled in the pollution prevention internship program, which provides hands-on industrial employment for ten weeks during the summer assisting industry with projects in process modification, material substitution, chemical re-use, risk assessment, safety, and economic analysis. The program faculty also assisted NHDES in setting up instrumentation in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire to monitor the precursor of ozone formation.

The B.S. program requires a minimum of 132 credits for graduation and can be completed in four years. There are nine electives in the curriculum: six for the fulfillment of the University’s general education requirements and the remaining three for technical electives to be chosen from the specified elective course list. Due to the substantial overlap in course requirements for the environmental engineering IP and chemical engineering majors, students will be able to transfer between these two programs during the first three semesters without losing any course credits towards graduation.


Suggested Technical Electives

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
CHE   602   Heat Transfer and Unit Operations   3  
CHE   606   Chemical Engineering Kinetics   3  
CHE   744   Corrosion   4  
ENE   739   Industrial Wastewater Treatment   3  
ENE   746   Bioenvironmental Engineering Design   4  
ENE   747   Introduction to Marine Pollution   3  
CIE   766   Introduction to Geo-Environmental Engineering   3  
ESCI   409   Geology and the Environment   4  
ESCI   561   Landscape Evolution   4  
ESCI   705   Principles of Hydrology   4  
ESCI   715   Global Atmospheric Chemistry   3  
MICRO   503   General Microbiology   5  


First Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
CHEM   405   General Chemistry   4   -  
MATH   425-426   Calculus I & II   4   4  
PHYS   407   General Physics I   -   4  
ENGL   401   First-Year Writing   4   -  
ENE   400   Environmental Engineering Lectures I   1   -  
ENE   401   Environmental Engineering Lectures II   -   1  
General Education Electives       4   8  
Total       17   17  
MICR   501   Microbes in Human Disease   4   -  


Second Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
CHE   501-501   Introduction to Chemical Engineering I & II   3   3  
CHEM   683-684   Physical Chemistry I & II   3   3  
CHEM   685   Physical Chemistry Lab I   2   -  
MATH   527   Differential Equations   4   -  
PHYS   408   General Physics II   4   -  
CS   410   Introduction to Scientific Programming   -   4  
General Education Electives       -   8  
Total       16   18  


Third Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
CHE   601   Fluid Mechanics and Unit Operations   3   -  
CHE   603   Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics   -   4  
ENE   612   Unit Operations Lab II   -   3  
CHEM   651-652   Organic Chemistry I & II   3   3  
CHEM   653   Organic Chemistry Lab I   2   -  
ENE   742   Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering   3   -  
MATH   644   Statistics for Engineers & Scientists   4   -  
General Education and Technical Electives       4   3-4  
Total       15   17-18  


Fourth Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
CHE   605   Mass Transfer and Stagewise Operations   3   -  
ENE   608   Industrial Process Design   -   4  
ENE   613   Unit Operations Lab II   3   -  
ENE   709   Fundamentals of Air Pollution and Control   4   -  
ENE   752   Process Dynamics and Control   -   4  
ENE   772   Physicochemical Processes for Water/Air Quality   -   4  
ESCI   710   Groundwater Hydrology   -   4  
Technical Electives       6-8   -  
Total       16-18   16  


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering-Municipal Processes (MP) Emphasis

Environmental engineers graduating from the municipal processes (MP) emphasis plan, design, and construct public and private facilities to minimize the impact of human activity on the environment and to protect human health. For example, environmental engineers with a municipal processes perspective design and build drinking water treatment systems, municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants, solid waste management facilities, contaminated ground water remediation systems, and hazardous waste remediation facilities. These facilities must meet regulatory requirements, be cost-effective to build and maintain, be safe to operate, and have minimal environmental impact.

In ENE 400 and 401, students are introduced to the full spectrum of environmental engineering projects that they will subsequently explore in design teams during their degree program. As part of these experiences, students visit and tour field sites, and interact with engineers who have been involved in the design and/or construction of the projects. Design is integrated throughout the curriculum, and particularly emphasized in junior- and senior-level courses. As part of these projects, students analyze treatment alternatives, recommend a system that meets regulatory operational needs, and prepare an implementation schedule and project budget. Detailed design projects are performed in ENE 744 and 746. ENE 788 serves as a capstone design experience where students work on a multi-interdisciplinary environmental engineering project as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s international WERC competition held in New Mexico every April, and apply skills learned in other courses while working with real-world clients.

The following schedule is a sample of a planned program for environmental engineering students completing the major within the municipal processes emphasis.


First Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
ENE   400, 401   Environmental Engineering Lectures I, II   1   1  
ENGL   401   First-Year Writing   4   -  
MATH   425, 426   Calculus I, II   4   4  
General Education Electives*       4   4  
CHEM   405   General Chemistry   4   -  
PHYS   407   General Physics I   -   4  
Total       17   13  


Second Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
ENE   520   Environmental Pollution and Protection   4   -  
ENE   521   Environmental Engineering Seminar   -   1  
CIE   525   Statics   3   -  
MATH   527   Differential Equations with Linear Algebra   4   -  
MATH   644   Statistics for Engineers and Scientists   -   4  
CHEM   545   Organic Chemistry Lecture   3   -  
CHEM   546   Organic Chemistry Laboratory   2   -  
CIE   533   Project Engineering   -   3  
TECH   564   Fundamentals of CAD   -   3  
General Education Elective*       -   4  
Total       16   15  


Third Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
CIE   642   Fluid Mechanics   4   -  
Technical Elective**       4   -  
ENE   645   Fundamental Aspects of Environmental Engineering   -   4  
ENE   749   Water Chemistry   4   -  
ENE   756   Environmental Engineering and Microbiology   -   4  
ENE   742   Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering   3   -  
Engineering Lab Elective**       -   4  
Hydraulics Elective**       -   3-4  
General Education Elective*       4   -  
Total       19   15/16  


Summer

Title Credits
Environ Engineering Experience‚Ć (ENE 696 or 697)   1-2  


Fourth Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
ENE   746   Bioenvironmental Engineering Design   4   -  
General Education Elective*       4   -  
Environmental Engineering Elective**       6   4  
ENE   744   Physicochemical Treatment Design   -   4  
ENE   788   Project Planning and Design   -   4  
ESCI   710   Groundwater Hydrology   -   4  
Technical Elective       -   3-4  
Total       14   19/20  

*See general education requirements.

**Approved lists of technical, hydraulics, engineering laboratory, and ENE design and non-design electives are available from the ENE undergraduate coordinator. Must take a minimum of three 700-level ENE electives totaling at least 10 credits. One ENE elective course must be from the design category.

†During one summer, majors who have a job at an approved level in the environmental engineering field perform an approved internship in environmental engineering or conduct a research project under the supervision of a faculty member are able to register for ENE 696 or 697. A student may receive a one-credit field experience or up to two credits for an environmental engineering internship. The internship could be used as an environmental engineering elective, but this would require approval of the faculty.

The municipal processes emphasis of the ENE program requires a minimum of 128 total credits for graduation.



Environmental Engineering Minor

The environmental engineering minor is intended primarily for students in engineering and physical sciences, who are not in the chemical, civil, or environmental engineering degree programs. Students contemplating such a minor should plan on a strong background in the sciences and mathematics (including differential equations).

The minor provides a comprehensive introduction to major areas of interest in environmental protection, namely air pollution and water pollution, through the three required courses. Further breadth in environmental engineering or depth in specific areas can be attained through the choice of appropriate elective courses.

The minor requires a minimum of five courses as follows: 1) three required courses: ENE 645, Fundamental Aspects of Environmental Engineering; ENE 709, Fundamentals of Air Pollution and Its Control; ENE 772, Physicochemical Processes for Water and Air Quality Control, or ENE 743, Environmental Sampling and Analysis; 2) a minimum of two elective ENE courses.

Choice of elective courses should be made in consultation with the minor area adviser, James P. Malley, civil engineering, or Dale P. Barkey, chemical engineering. Students normally start this program in the junior year and should declare their intention to enter the program as early as possible during the sophomore year. During the final semester, students must apply to the dean to have the minor appear on the transcript.


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Environmental Sciences

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The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) and the College of Life Science and Agriculture (COLSA) jointly offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Sciences. Environmental sciences is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the interaction of biological, chemical, and physical processes that shape our natural environment. Students graduating with a degree in Environmental Sciences will have an understanding of these interacting processes, the ability to effectively communicate with both scientific and lay audiences, competency in field methods appropriate for entry-level environmental science positions, competency in the use and application of geographic information systems (GIS), a basic understanding of environmental policy, and the ability to contribute to multidisciplinary teams.

Requirements
In addition to general education requirements, two introductory environmental science courses are required. Foundation courses include two semesters of chemistry (CHEM 403, 404) and calculus (MATH 425, 426), one semester of geology (ESCI 401, 402, or 409), one semester of statistics (MATH 644 or BIOL 528), one semester of physics (PHYS 407), and one approved biology course. Core courses include Techniques in Environmental Sciences (ESCI 534); Introduction to GIS (NR 658); Fate and Transport in the Environment (ESCI 654); Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (NR 602); and a capstone course (e.g., Senior Thesis).

Students must complete an additional eight courses in one of the following options:

Ecosystems
NR 527, Forest Ecology or BIOL 541, General Ecology
NR 730, Terrestrial Ecosystems
NR 765, Community Ecology
Aquatic Ecosystems course
Four approved electives

Hydrology
PHYS 408, General Physics II
ESCI 561, Landscape Evolution
NR 501, Introduction to Soil Sciences or ESCI 512, Principles of Mineralogy
NR 604, Watershed Hydrology
ESCI 705, Principles of Hydrology
ESCI 710, Groundwater Hydrology
Two approved electives

Soil and Watershed Management
PHYS 408, General Physics II
NR 501, Introduction to Soil Sciences
NR 604, Watershed Hydrology
NR 703, Watershed Water Quality Management
NR 706, Soil Ecology
Three approved electives

For a list of approved elective courses and for further information about the major, contact the program coordinator, John D. Aber, Department of Natural Resources, (603) 862-3045; e-mail john.aber@unh.edu.

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International Affairs (dual major)

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Mathematics and Statistics (MATH)

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Professor: Albert B. Bennett Jr., Liming Ge, Karen J. Graham, Eric L. Grinberg, Donald W. Hadwin, Rita A. Hibschweiler, A. Robb Jacoby, Ernst Linder, Eric A. Nordgren, Samuel D. Shore, Kevin M. Short, Marianna A. Shubov
Affiliate Professor: Amir D. Aczel
Associate Professor: Maria Basterra, David V. Feldman, William E. Geeslin, Edward K. Hinson, Sharon M. McCrone, Dmitri A. Nikshych
Assistant Professor: Linyuan Li
Affiliate Assistant Professor: Sonia P. Hristovitch
Instructor: Philip J. Ramsey
Lecturer: Adam Boucher, Deepak Naidu, Mehmet Orhon, Neil Portnoy, Junhao Shen, Konstantin Strykas, Yitang Zhang

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a variety of programs. These programs provide flexibility through elective choices and are designed to maximize educational and employment opportunities. Each student must enroll in one specific program; however, changes between programs can usually be accommodated.

The first two years of all programs are similar. In the first year, students are expected to take Calculus I (MATH 425) and Calculus II (MATH 426) as well as an introductory scientific programming course (CS 410). A sophomore typically takes follow-up calculus courses in differential equations (MATH 527) and multidimensional calculus (MATH 528), an introductory statistics course (MATH 539) and a course in mathematical proof (MATH 531, or MATH 545).

In addition to its degree programs, the department has an active interest in the actuarial profession and is an examination center for the Society of Actuaries. Those interested in actuarial science should seek the advice of the coordinator of the actuarial program in the department.

For more information about the department’s undergraduate programs, visit www.math.unh.edu.

Standards for Graduation
To be certified for graduation with a degree from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, a student must complete all courses used to satisfy the requirements for the major program with a grade of C- or better and have an overall grade-point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics Major
This program may offer a broader liberal arts program than the bachelor of science degree programs. By a careful selection of electives, students can shape this major into a preparation for graduate school, business, or industry.

Required MATH courses
MATH 425, Calculus I
MATH 426, Calculus II
MATH 527*, Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
MATH 528*, Multidimensional Calculus
MATH 531, Mathematical Proof
or MATH 545, Introduction to Linear Algebra and Mathematical Proof
MATH 539, Introduction to Statistical Analysis
MATH 761, Abstract Algebra
MATH 762, Linear Algebra
MATH 767, One-Dimensional Real Analysis
Two approved MATH electives chosen in consultation with your academic adviser

*These requirements can be satisfied by MATH 525-526, Linearity I-II.

Other required courses
CS 410, Introduction to Scientific Programming

Foreign language requirement
Foreign language requirement as defined by the University for the B.A. degree

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
This program offers the strongest concentration in mathematics, requiring courses that are intended to prepare the student for graduate work in mathematics. Through a judicious choice of electives, students may design stronger pre-graduate programs, a program in applied mathematics, or slant the program toward a career in business or industry.

Required MATH courses
MATH 425, Calculus I
MATH 426, Calculus II
MATH 527*, Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
MATH 528*, Multidimensional Calculus
MATH 531, Mathematical Proof
MATH 545, Introduction to Linear Algebra and Mathematical Proof
MATH 539, Introduction to Statistical Analysis
MATH 761, Abstract Algebra
MATH 762, Linear Algebra
MATH 767, One-Dimensional Real Analysis
MATH 784, Topology
MATH 788, Complex Analysis
Two approved MATH electives chosen in consultation with your academic adviser

*These requirements can be satisfied by MATH 525-526, Linearity I-II.

Other required courses
CS 410, Introduction to Scientific Programming
PHYS 407-408, General Physics I and II, which may be used to satisfy general education requirements in Group 3

Bachelor of Science: Interdisciplinary Programs in Mathematics and Its Applications
The programs in interdisciplinary mathematics prepare students for employment in areas of applied mathematics and statistics. Some of them can lead to graduate work in appropriate fields (e.g., physics, computer science, or economics). The major may consist of mathematics combined with Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, Electrical Science, or Physics.

Each program requires ten mathematics courses along with at least six courses in the discipline of the option. Specific requirements for each option are given in the following listing. MATH 525-526, Linearity, may replace MATH 527, MATH 528, or MATH 645 in any of these options. If MATH 545 is taken, credit may not be earned for MATH 645, so students must choose a MATH elective in consultation with their academic adviser.

Computer Science Option
Required MATH courses
MATH 425, Calculus I
MATH 426, Calculus II
MATH 527,* Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
MATH 528,* Multidimensional Calculus
MATH 531, Mathematical Proof
MATH 532, Discrete Mathematics
MATH 539, Introduction to Statistical Analysis
MATH 645,* Linear Algebra for Applications
MATH 753, Introduction to Numerical Methods I
One approved MATH elective chosen in consultation with your academic adviser

*These requirements can be satisfied by MATH 525-526, Linearity I-II.

Other required CS courses
CS 415, Introduction to Computer Science I
CS 416, Introduction to Computer Science II
CS 515, Data Structures
CS 516, Introduction to Software Design and Development
CS 520, Assembly Language Programming and Machine Organization
CS 620, Operating System Fundamentals

One course chosen in consultation with your academic adviser from the following:
CS 645, Intro. to Formal Specification and Verification
CS 658, Analysis of Algorithms
CS 659, Intro. to the Theory of Computation

One approved CS elective chosen in consultation with your academic adviser

Economics Option
Required MATH courses
MATH 425, Calculus I
MATH 426, Calculus II
MATH 527,* Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
MATH 528,* Multidimensional Calculus
MATH 531, Mathematical Proof,
or MATH 545, Introduction to Linear Algebra and Mathematical Proof
MATH 539, Introduction to Statistical Analysis
MATH 645,* Linear Algebra for Applications
MATH 739, Applied Regression Analysis

One MATH courses chosen in consultation with your academic adviser from the following:
MATH 740, Design of Experiments I
MATH 741, Survival Analysis
MATH 742, Multivariate Statistical Methods
MATH 755, Probability and Stochastic Processes with Applications
One approved MATH elective chosen in consultation with your academic adviser

*These requirements can be satisfied by MATH 525-526, Linearity I-II.

Other required courses
CS 410, Introduction to Scientific Programming
ECON 401, Principles of Economics (Macro)
ECON 402, Principles of Economics (Micro)
ECON 605, Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
ECON 611, Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
EREC 715, Linear Programming and Quantitative Models
One approved ECON or DS course chosen in consultation with your academic adviser

Electrical Science Option
Required MATH courses
MATH 425, Calculus I
MATH 426, Calculus II
MATH 527,* Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
MATH 528,* Multidimensional Calculus
MATH 531, Mathematical Proof,
or MATH 545, Introduction to Linear Algebra and Mathematical Proof
MATH 539, Introduction to Statistical Analysis
MATH 645,* Linear Algebra for Applications
MATH 646, Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
MATH 647, Complex Analysis for Applications
MATH 753, Introduction to Numerical Methods I

*These requirements can be satisfied by MATH 525-526, Linearity I-II.

Other required courses
CS 410, Introduction to Scientific Programming
ECE 541, Electrical Circuits
ECE 548, Electronics Design I
ECE 603, Electromagnetic Fields and Waves I
ECE 633, Signals and Systems I
ECE 634, Signals and Systems II
ECE 757, Fundamentals of Communication Systems

Physics Option
Required MATH courses
MATH 425, Calculus I
MATH 426, Calculus II
MATH 527,* Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
MATH 528,* Multidimensional Calculus
MATH 531, Mathematical Proof
MATH 539, Introduction to Statistical Analysis
MATH 645,* Linear Algebra for Applications
MATH 646, Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
MATH 647, Complex Analysis for Applications
MATH 753, Introduction to Numerical Methods I

*These requirements can be satisfied by MATH 525-526, Linearity I-II.

Other required courses
CS 410, Introduction to Scientific Programming
PHYS 407, Physics I
PHYS 408, Physics II
PHYS 505-506, Physics III
PHYS 615, Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics I
PHYS 616, Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics II

Two PHYS courses, chosen in consultation with your academic adviser from the following:
PHYS 508, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
PHYS 701, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS 702, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics II
PHYS 703, Electricity and Magnetism I
PHYS 704, Electricity and Magnetism II
PHYS 708, Optics

Statistics Option
Required MATH courses
MATH 425, Calculus I
MATH 426, Calculus II
MATH 527,* Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
MATH 528,* Multidimensional Calculus
MATH 531, Mathematical Proof,
or MATH 545, Introduction to Linear Algebra and Mathematical Proof
MATH 539, Introduction to Statistical Analysis
MATH 645,* Linear Algebra for Applications
MATH 739, Applied Regression Analysis
MATH 755, Probability and Stochastic Processes with Applications
MATH 756, Principles of Statistical Inference

*These requirements can be satisfied by MATH 525-526, Linearity I-II.

Other required courses
CS 410, Introduction to Scientific Programming

Two MATH courses chosen in consultation with your academic adviser from the following:
MATH 740, Design of Experiments I
MATH 741, Survival Analysis
MATH 742, Multivariate Statistical Methods

Three approved MATH electives chosen in consultation with your academic adviser

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education
This professional degree program prepares students for mathematics teaching at the elementary, middle/junior high, or secondary level. The program is coordinated with the education department’s teacher certification programs. For the elementary option, full certification requires the five-year program. Students may complete the degree requirements for middle/junior high or secondary option with full teacher certification in either four or five years.  Students electing the four-year option must plan for one semester of student teaching (EDUC 694) in their senior year and must consult with the departmental adviser in order to accommodate the scheduling of required MATH courses. The five-year program requires a year-long teaching internship in the fifth year that can be coupled with other graduate work leading to a master’s degree. See education, College of Liberal Arts, page 33.

Elementary School Option
Required MATH courses
MATH 425, Calculus I
MATH 426, Calculus II
MATH 539, Introduction to Statistical Analysis
MATH 545, Introduction to Linear Algebra and Mathematical Proof
MATH 619, Historical Foundations of Mathematics
MATH 621, Number Systems for Teachers
MATH 622, Geometry for Teachers
MATH 623, Topics in Mathematics for Teachers
MATH 657, Geometry
MATH 700, Introduction to Mathematics Education
MATH 703, The Teaching of Mathematics, K-6
Two approved MATH elective chosen in consultation with your academic adviser

Other required courses
CS 410, Introduction to Scientific Programming
PHYS 406, Introduction to Modern Astronomy, which may be used to satisfy general education requirements in Group 3
EDUC 500, Exploring Teaching
EDUC 700, Educational Structure and Change
EDUC 701, Human Development and Learning: Educational Psychology
EDUC 705, Alternative Perspectives on the Nature of Education
EDUC 706, Introduction to Reading Instruction in the Elementary Schools

Note: EDUC 703F, EDUC 703M and EDUC 751 are requirements for certification that may be taken as an undergraduate.

Middle/Junior High School Option
Required MATH courses
MATH 425, Calculus I
MATH 426, Calculus II
MATH 539, Introduction to Statistical Analysis
MATH 545, Introduction to Linear Algebra and Mathematical Proof
MATH 619, Historical Foundations of Mathematics
MATH 621, Number Systems for Teachers
MATH 622, Geometry for Teachers
MATH 623, Topics in Mathematics for Teachers
MATH 657, Geometry
MATH 698, Senior Seminar
MATH 700, Introduction to Mathematics Education
MATH 780, Teaching of Mathematics, 5-8
Two approved MATH elective chosen in consultation with your academic adviser

Other required courses
CS 410, Introduction to Scientific Programming
EDUC 500, Exploring Teaching
EDUC 700, Educational Structure and Change
EDUC 701, Human Development and Learning: Educational Psychology
EDUC 705, Alternative Perspectives on the Nature of Education

Note: EDUC 751 is a requirement for certification that may be taken as an undergraduate.

Secondary School Option
Required MATH courses
MATH 425, Calculus I
MATH 426, Calculus II
MATH 527, Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
MATH 528, Multidimensional Calculus
MATH 539, Introduction to Statistical Analysis
MATH 545, Introduction to Linear Algebra and Mathematical Proof
MATH 619, Historical Foundations of Mathematics
MATH 624, Analysis for Secondary School Teachers
MATH 657, Geometry
MATH 698, Senior Seminar
MATH 761, Abstract Algebra
MATH 700, Introduction to Mathematics Education
MATH 791, Teaching of Mathematics, 7-12
One approved MATH elective chosen in consultation with your academic adviser.

Other required courses
CS 410, Introduction to Scientific Programming
EDUC 500, Exploring Teaching
EDUC 700, Educational Structure and Change
EDUC 701, Human Development and Learning: Educational Psychology
EDUC 705, Alternative Perspectives on the Nature of Education

Note: EDUC 751 is a requirement for certification that may be taken as an undergraduate.

Minoring in Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics & Statistics offers three minor programs: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics. These programs, which are open to all students enrolled at the University, require a minimum of five MATH courses as detailed below. Students, whose major program requires more than two courses required by the minor program, must substitute additional courses from the list of optional courses to meet the five-course minimum.

Mathematics Minor
Required (3): MATH 528*, MATH 531 (or 545), and MATH 761 (or 767)
Options (2): Two courses chosen from: MATH 527*, 656, 657, 658, 761, 762, 764, 767, 776, 783, 784, 788

*These requirements can be satisfied by MATH 525-526, Linearity I-II.

Applied Mathematics Minor
Required (4): MATH 527*, 528*, 645* (or 545), and 753
Options (1): One course chosen from: MATH 539, 644, 646, 647, 745, 746, 747,  or 754

*These requirements can be satisfied by MATH 525-526, Linearity I-II.

Statistics Minor
Required (2): MATH 539 (or 644) and MATH 645 (or 545)
Options (3): Three courses chosen from: MATH 737, 739, 740, 741, 742, 744, 755, 756

 

 

 

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Mechanical Engineering (ME)

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Chairperson: Todd S. Gross
Professor: Kenneth C. Baldwin, Barbaros Celikkol, Barry K. Fussell, Todd S. Gross, Robert Jerard, Joseph C. Klewicki, James E. Krzanowski, M. Robinson Swift
Affiliate Professor: Donald M. Esterling
Associate Professor: Gregory P. Chini, Ralph W. Draper, Brad Lee Kinsey, John Philip McHugh, May-Win L. Thein, Igor I. Tsukrov
Affiliate Associate Professor: Vladimir Riabov
Assistant Professor: Christopher M. White, Martin M. Wosnik
Affiliate Assistant Professor: Gary Lapham, Timothy Upton
Instructor: Gary Sedor

The Mechanical Engineering Program at UNH is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.

Mission
In support of the University and college missions, the Department of Mechanical Engineering is dedicated to educating the highest quality engineering professionals and leaders. Our graduates will be prepared to creatively solve engineering problems through the use of analysis, computation, and experimentation. The students completing our program should be well-informed citizens who have the ability to grow intellectually and are able to solve new, challenging problems with self-confidence. It is our intent to maintain a general and flexible curriculum that prepares students for both industrial practice and graduate education.

Educational Objectives
The goal of the UNH mechanical engineering program is to produce graduates that are good professionals and good citizens who 1) skillfully apply the fundamental principles of mathematics, science, and engineering; 2) solve engineering problems by integrating strong design, analysis, and experimental abilities with excellent communication skills; 3) successfully contribute to their respective corporate, government, or academic organizations; 4) demonstrate continuous growth by assuming positions of leadership in their profession, or by becoming successful entrepreneurs; by successfully completing advanced degrees and professional education; 5) are broadly educated citizens of society with an understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context; and 6) demonstrate a high level of personal and social integrity through their ethical behavior and service to their peers, employers, communities, the nation, and the world.

Mechanical engineering is a challenging profession encompassing research, design, development, and production of aerospace vehicles, underwater vessels, instrumentation and control systems, nuclear and conventional power plants, and consumer and industrial products in general. The profession also makes contributions through more fundamental studies of material behavior, the mechanics of solids and fluids, and energy transformation. Additional information can be found at the mechanical engineering Web site.

 

The Program

The program begins with courses in physics, mathematics, chemistry, and computer aided design. The department has a four-semester mechanics thread, a four-semester thread in the thermal/fluid sciences, and a three-semester thread in systems and controls. Modern experimental methods are taught in a two-semester course starting in the junior year. The two-semester senior design project requires students to utilize the skills they have learned in their courses and to learn how to function in an engineering team. The five technical electives offered in the program give the students the opportunity to focus on advanced technical areas of their choice.

With their advisers’ assistance, students should plan a program based on the following distribution of courses that totals not less than 128 credits. The outline that follows is typical only in format. Within the constraints of satisfying all the requirements and having all the necessary prerequisites, schedules may vary because of scheduling needs or student preference. Some mechanical engineering elective courses may not be offered every year.

The curriculum has eleven elective courses. These should be selected in consultation with a departmental adviser to lead to a balanced program that addresses chosen areas of interest. Five of the elective courses are selected from groups four through eight of the University’s general education requirements, with the Group 7 general education course being either ECON 402 or EREC 411. One of the elective courses must be selected from the biological science listing of Group 3 of the general education requirements.

Five technical elective courses of at least three credits each are required. They may be selected from 600-700 level courses in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, except for one course that may be selected from one of the following 400-500 level courses: ME 442, ME 542, ENE 520, ESCI 501, and ECE 543.  Two technical electives can be used for studying a focused area such as a foreign language, professional program, or minor, with department approval.

Some programs may require additional elective courses to reach the minimum of 128 credits required for graduation. Other programs may exceed 128 credits to include all the required courses.

To enter the junior-year courses in the mechanical engineering major, students must have at least a 2.00 combined grade-point average for the following group of courses: PHYS 407-408, ME 503, ME 525, and ME 526.

In order to graduate in the mechanical engineering major, students must have at least a 2.00 grade-point average in all engineering and science courses, including required technical electives normally taken as department requirements after the start of the junior year. The option of repeating required engineering, science, and technical elective courses normally taken after the start of the junior year may be exercised in only one of the following: 1) one course may be repeated twice; and 2) a maximum of two courses may be repeated once.


Freshman Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
MATH   425   Calculus I   4   -  
*CHEM   405   General Chemistry   4   -  
ME   441   Engineering Graphics   4   -  
General Education Elective       4   -  
MATH   426   Calculus II   -   4  
PHYS   407   General Physics I   -   4  
English   401     -   4  
General Education Elective       -   4  
Total       16   16  

*CHEM 403 and CHEM 404, General Chemistry, may be substituted for CHEM 405.



Sophomore Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
General Education Elective       4    
**MATH   528   Multidimensional Calculus   4   -  
PHYS   408   General Physics II   4   -  
ME   525   Mechanics I   3   -  
Technical Elective       3-4   -  
**MATH   527   Differential Equations   -   4  
ME   503   Thermodynamics   -   3  
ME   526   Mechanics II   -   3  
ME   561   Introduction to Materials Science   -   4  
Total       18-19   14  

**MATH 525 and 526, Linearity, may be substituted for MATH 527 and 528, and a technical elective course.



Junior Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
ME   608   Fluid Dynamics   3   -  
ME   627   Mechanics III   3   -  
ECE   537   Introduction to Electrical Engineering   4   -  
CS   410   Intro to Scientific Programming   4    
General Education Elective       4   -  
ME   603   Heat Transfer   -   3  
ME   643   Elements of Design     3  
ME   646   Experimental Measurement & Data Analysis   -   4  
ME   670   Systems Modeling, Simulation, & Control   -   4  
Total       18   14  


Senior Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
ME   705   Thermal System Analysis and Design   4   -  
ME   747   Experimental Measurement & Modeling   4   -  
***ME   755   Senior Design Project I   2   -  
Technical Elective       3-4   -  
General Education Elective       4   -  
ME   756   Senior Design Project II   -   2  
General Education Elective       -   4  
Technical Elective       -   3-4  
Technical Elective       -   3-4  
Technical Elective         3-4  
Total       17-18   15-18  

***TECH 797, Undergraduate Ocean Research Project, may be substituted for ME 755 and ME 756



Mechanical Engineering Minor

The minor, administered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is open to all students of the University and offers a broad introduction to mechanical engineering.

Students must complete a minimum of six courses as follows: ME 441, ME 525, ME 526, ME 627, ME 503, and ME 608. Electrical and Computer Engineering majors should take the following courses: ME 441, ME 523, ME 526, ME  503, ME 608, and ME 561.


Materials Science Minor

The minor, administered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is open to all students of the University and offers a broad introduction to materials science.

Students must complete at least 18 credits and a minimum of five courses as follows: ME 561 (required); ME 760 (required); and ME 730 (required); and two additional courses from the following: 731, 744, 761, 762, 763, and 795 (materials).

By midsemester of their junior year, interested students should consult the minor supervisor, James E. Krzanowski, Department of Mechanical Engineering.


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Physics (PHYS)

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Chairperson: Dawn C. Meredith
Professor: L. Christian Balling, Amitava Bhattacharjee, John R. Calarco, Olof E. Echt, James M.E. Harper, F. William Hersman, Richard L. Kaufmann, Martin A. Lee, Eberhard Möbius, James M. Ryan, Roy B. Torbert, John J. Wright
Research Professor: Terry Forbes, Philip A. Isenberg, R. Bruce McKibben, Charles W. Smith III
Associate Professor: Benjamin D. Chandran, James Connell, Lynn M. Kistler, Mark L. McConnell, Dawn C. Meredith, Karsten Pohl, Joachim Raeder
Research Associate Professor: Charles J. Farrugia, Antoinette B. Galvin, Harold A. Kucharek, Mark R. Lessard, Yuri E. Litvinenko, Clifford Lopate, Edward F. Tedesco, Bernard J. Vasquez
Assistant Professor: Silas Robert Beane III, Per Berglund, Maurik Holtrop, Jian-Ming Tang
Research Assistant Professor: Chung-Sang Ng

Physics is concerned with the properties of matter and the laws that describe its behavior. It is an exact science based on precise measurement, and its objective is the kind of understanding that leads to the formulation of mathematical relationships between measured quantities. As a fundamental science, its discoveries and laws are basic to understanding in nearly all areas of science and technology. Advances in such diverse fields as medical instrumentation, solid state electronics, and space research have relied heavily on the application of basic physical laws and principles.

Students interested in the study of physics at the University of New Hampshire will find a strong interaction between research and academic programs. Undergraduates have participated in research studies ranging from nuclear scattering experiments at major particle accelerators to astrophysical studies of the solar system using space probes. These experiences have proven beneficial to engineering and physics students alike. The department has its own library, which provides a comfortable, inviting atmosphere for study and relaxed reading.

The suggested programs that follow are indicative of the flexibility available to students, whether they are preparing for graduate work in physics or astronomy, industrial opportunities, governmental research, secondary-level teaching, or a general education that might utilize the fundamental knowledge of physics.

Several undergraduate degree programs are offered through the Department of Physics. The B.S. degree is designed for students who wish to work as professional physicists or engineers; the interdisciplinary options allow for students to combine physics with other disciplines. The B.A. degree is designed for students who want a strong background in physics but also want a broad liberal arts education. A minor in physics allows a student to combine an interest in physics with another major.

Physics related degrees are also offered in other departments. For those students with strong interests in both math and physics, the Department of Mathematics offers a B.S. interdisciplinary option in physics. For those interested in a career as a middle or high school educator in both physics and chemistry, the Department of Chemistry offers a B.A. in chemistry and physics teaching.

Interested students are encouraged to contact the department for further information. More detailed information is also on the physics department Web page at www.physics.unh.edu.

Minor in Physics
The minor in physics consists of five courses in physics. All students must take PHYS 407, 408, and 505, including labs. Two other physics courses at the 500 level or above must be chosen in consultation with the student’s physics minor adviser.

Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry and Physics Teaching
For information, see Chemistry.

Physics Major, Bachelor of Arts

This degree provides an opportunity for a broad and liberal arts education, which in some cases may be sufficient for graduate work. A judicious choice of electives may also prepare students for interdisciplinary programs that require proficiency in a restricted area of physics.

Requirements
1. Satisfy general education and writing requirements.
2. Satisfy bachelor of arts degree requirements.
3. PHYS 400, 407-408, 505, 506, 508, 605, 615, 616, 701, 703, 705. Note that MATH 425, 426, and MATH 525, 526 or MATH 527, 528 are prerequisites for some of the courses.

In the following table, “Electives” include general education courses, writing intensive courses, language courses required for the B.A., and free choice electives.

Suggested Curriculum for B.A. in Physics


Freshman Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
PHYS   400   Freshman Seminar   1   -  
PHYS   407-408   General Physics I and II   4   4  
MATH   425, 426   Calculus I and II (Group 2)   4   4  
ENGL   401   First-Year Writing   -   4  
Elective       8   4  
Total       17   16  


Sophomore Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
PHYS   505-506   General Physics III and Lab   4   -  
PHYS   615   Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics I   -   4  
MATH   525   Linearity I      
or MATH   527   Differential Equations   6 or 4   -  
MATH   526   Linearity II      
or MATH   528   Multidimensional Calculus   -   6 or 4  
Elective       8   8  
Total       16 or 18   16 or 18  


Junior Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
PHYS   605   Experimental Physics I   5   -  
PHYS   508   Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics   -   4  
PHYS   616   Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics II   4   -  
PHYS   701   Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I   -   4  
Electives       8   8  
Total       17   16  


Senior Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
PHYS   705   Experimental Physics II   -   4  
PHYS   703   Electricity and Magnetism I   -   4  
Elective       16   8  
Total       16   16  


Bachelor of Science in Physics

The bachelor of science degree in physics prepares students for professional work as physicists. The required courses are those typically necessary for admission to graduate study in physics or astronomy. The interdisciplinary options require fewer physics courses combined with a concentration in another area (chemistry or materials science). The astronomy option emphasizes courses that help prepare a student for advanced studies in astronomy.

Requirements
1.    Satisfy general education and writing requirements.
2.    Satisfy bachelor of science university requirements.
3.    Minimum physics requirements: 400, 407-408, 505, 506, 508, 605, 615-616, 701, 702, 703, 704, 705; two physics electives selected from the 700-level physics courses.
4.    Chemistry: 403-404 or 405
5.    Math: 425-426, and 525-526 or 527-528
6.    Computer Science: CS 410
7.    By the end of the spring semester of the sophomore year, a student must have a minimum grade of C in each 400- or 500-level course specifically required for the B.S. degree and an overall grade-point average of at least 2.33 in these courses in order to continue in the B.S. program.

Physics electives

In the following table, “Electives” include general education courses, writing intensive courses, physics electives, and free choice electives. Note that physics electives can only be taken in the junior or senior year because of prerequisites, and are in general offered every other year.

Suggested Curriculum for B.S. in Physics


Freshman Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
PHYS   400   Freshman Seminar   1   -  
PHYS   407-408   General Physics I and II   4   4  
MATH   425, 426   Calculus I and II (Group 2)   4   4  
CHEM   403-404   General Chemistry (Group 3)   4   4  
ENGL   401   Freshman English   -   4  
Elective       4   -  
Total       17   16  


Sophomore Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
PHYS   505-506   General Physics III and Lab   4   -  
PHYS   508   Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics   -   4  
PHYS   615   Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics I   -   4  
MATH   525   Linearity I      
or MATH   527   Differential Equations   6 or 4   -  
MATH   526   Linearity II      
or MATH   528   Multidimensional Calculus   -   6 or 4  
CS   410   Introduction to Scientific Programming   4   -  
Elective       4   4  
Total       16 or 18   16 or 18  


Junior Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
PHYS   605   Experimental Physics I   5   -  
PHYS   616   Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics II   4   -  
PHYS   701   Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I   -   4  
PHYS   703   Electricity and Magnetism I   -   4  
Electives       8   8  
Total       17   16  


Senior Year

Abbreviation Course Number Title Fall Spring
PHYS   702   Quantum Mechanics II   4   -  
PHYS   704   Electricity and Magnetism II   4   -  
PHYS   705   Experimental Physics II   -   4  
Elective       8   12  
Total       16   16  


Chemical Physics Option, Bachelor of Science in Physics

1.    Satisfy general education and writing requirements.
2.    Satisfy bachelor of science University requirements.
3.    Physics requirements: PHYS 400, 407-408, 505-506, 508, 605, 615, 616, 701, 702, 703, 705.
4.    Chemistry: CHEM 403, 404, 683-686, 762, 763, 776
5.    Mathematics: MATH 425-426, 525-526 or 527-528
6.    Computer Science: CS 410
7.    Electives in Option: Two courses selected from CHEM 547/9, MATH 646, PHYS 718, PHYS 795
8.     By the end of the spring semester of the sophomore year, a student must have a minimum grade of C in each 400- or 500-level course specifically required for the B.S. degree and an overall grade-point average of at least 2.33 in these courses in order to continue in the B.S. program.


Materials Science Option, Bachelor of Science in Physics

1.    Satisfy general education and writing requirements.
2.    Satisfy bachelor of science University requirements.
3.    Physics requirements: PHYS 400, 407-408, 505-506, 508, 605, 615-616, 701, 703, 705, 795 (4 credit hours), 799 (4 credit hours).
4.    Mechanical Engineering: 561, 730, 760
5.    Math: 425-426, 525-526, or 527-528
6.    Computer Science: CS 410
7.    Electives in Option: Three courses selected from MATH 646, ME 731, 761, 762, 763, 795, PHYS 718
8.    Chemistry: 403-404 or 405
9.    By the end of the spring semester of the sophomore year, a student must have a minimum grade of C in each 400- or 500-level course specifically required for the B.S. degree and an overall grade-point average of at least 2.33 in these courses in order to continue in the B.S. program.


Astronomy Option, Bachelor of Science in Physics

1.  Satisfy general education and writing requirements.
2.  Satisfy bachelor of science University requirements.
3.  Physics requirements:  PHYS 400, 406, 407-408, 505, 506, 508, 605, 615-616, 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 710, 795 (4 credit hours), 799 (4 credit hours).
4.  Chemistry: CHEM 403-404 or CHEM 405
5.  Math:  MATH 425-426 and 525-526 or 527-528
6. Computer Science:  CS 410
7. Elective in option:  Choose one course from PHYS 708, PHYS 712, PHYS 720, PHYS 764, PHYS 791
8. By the end of the spring semester of the sophomore year, a student must have a minimum grade of C in each 400- or 500-level course specifically required for the B.S. degree and an overall grade-point average of at least 2.33 in these courses in order to continue in the B.S. program.


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Technology (TECH)

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