To obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Optical Engineering, students are required to complete the following courses:

Freshman Composition3-6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING II
Humanities and Fine Arts9
Fine Art: Choose one3
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature: Choose one or two 13-6
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
MYTHOLOGY
Humanities: Choose one3
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
Any 100 or 200 level Foreign Language 3
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
Mathematics and Natural Sciences12
Mathematics4
CALCULUS A 2
Natural Sciences8
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
History and Social and Behavioral Sciences9
History: Choose one or two 13-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Science: Choose one or two3-6
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
Additional Mathematics and Science
MA 172CALCULUS B4
MA 201CALCULUS C4
MA 238APPL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS3
MA 244INTRO TO LINEAR ALGEBRA3
PH 112
PH 115
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
4
PH 113
PH 116
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III
4
First Year Engineering
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS1
ENG 101INTRO COMPUTING ENGINEERS3
Optical Engineering
CPE 211INTRO COMPUTER PROG FOR ENGR3
EE 202INTRO DIGITAL LOGIC DSGN3
EE 203DIGITAL LOGIC DESIGN LAB1
EE 213ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I3
EE 307ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM3
EE 308ELECTROMAGNETIC ENGR3
EE 310SOLID STATE FUNDAMENTALS3
EE 3133
EE 315INTRO ELECTRONIC ANAL & DESIGN3
EE 316ELE CIRCUITS & ELTRNC DSGN LAB1
ISE 321ENGINEERING ECONOMY3
OPT 341GEOMETRICAL OPTICS3
OPT 342PHYSICAL OPTICS3
EE 382ANALY METH CONTINUOUS TIME SYS3
EE 383ANALY METH MULTIVARIABLE3
EE 384DIG SIGNAL PROCESS LAB1
EE 385RANDOM SIGNALS & NOISE3
EE 412SR DSGN PROJ ELECT ENGR1
OPE 451OPTOELECTRONICS3
OPE 453LASER SYSTEMS3
OPE 454OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATIONS3
OPE 456PHOTONICS LABORATORY3
OPE 459OPTICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I3
OPE 460OPTICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II3
Optical Engineering Elective
Select one 3 semester hour technical elective at the 300-level or higher approved by an advisor.3
Total Semester Hours129
1

 Students must take one literature and one history course. Students must also take either a second literature or history course to complete a sequence. (EH 207 + EH 208EH 209 + EH 210HY 103 + HY 104, or HY 221 + HY 222)

2

Based on Math placement, prerequisite (MA 112 and/or MA 113) Mathematics courses may be required. 

3

For choices see the World Languages and Culture department.

Suggested Schedule for Full-Time Students

Year 1
FallSemester Hours
MA 171CALCULUS A 4
CH 121
CH 125
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
4
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS 1
EH 101COLLEGE WRITING I 3
HFA/HSBS  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
MA 172CALCULUS B 4
PH 111
PH 114
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
4
ENG 101INTRO COMPUTING ENGINEERS 3
EH 102COLLEGE WRITING II 3
HSBS/HFA  3
 Term Semester Hours: 17
Year 2
Fall
MA 201CALCULUS C 4
PH 112
PH 115
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
4
CPE 211INTRO COMPUTER PROG FOR ENGR 3
MA 244INTRO TO LINEAR ALGEBRA 3
EE 202INTRO DIGITAL LOGIC DSGN 3
 Term Semester Hours: 17
Spring
MA 238APPL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 3
ISE 321ENGINEERING ECONOMY 3
PH 113
PH 116
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III
4
EE 213ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I 3
EE 203DIGITAL LOGIC DESIGN LAB 1
HSBS/HFA  3
 Term Semester Hours: 17
Year 3
Fall
EE 382ANALY METH CONTINUOUS TIME SYS 3
OPE 451OPTOELECTRONICS 3
EE 315INTRO ELECTRONIC ANAL DESIGN 3
OPT 341GEOMETRICAL OPTICS 3
EE 307ELECTRICITY MAGNETISM 3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
EE 313  3
EE 383ANALY METH MULTIVARIABLE 3
EE 310SOLID STATE FUNDAMENTALS 3
OPE 456PHOTONICS LABORATORY 3
EE 316ELE CIRCUITS ELTRNC DSGN LAB 1
EE 384DIG SIGNAL PROCESS LAB 1
OPT 342PHYSICAL OPTICS 3
 Term Semester Hours: 17
Year 4
Fall
EE 308ELECTROMAGNETIC ENGR 3
OPE 453LASER SYSTEMS 3
OPE 454OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATIONS 3
OPE 459OPTICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I 3
HSBS/HFA  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
OPE 460OPTICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II 3
OPE Elective  3
EE 385RANDOM SIGNALS NOISE 3
EE 412SR DSGN PROJ ELECT ENGR 1
HSBS/HFA  6
 Term Semester Hours: 16
 Total Semester Hours: 129