B.S. in OSE Requirements

Engineering freshmen undertake a common curriculum with classes required by both the University of Arizona and the College of Engineering; optics courses begin sophomore year.

Provided below is the suggested curriculum for B.S. in OSE students, including the department by which each course is required. In total, 128 units are required for the Bachelor of Science in Optical Sciences and Engineering degree.

Advanced Standing

Enrollment in third year first semester courses and beyond require Advanced Standing.

Coursework

First Year, First Semester
Req. Course Units
CoE CHEM 151: General Chemistry 4
CoE ENGR 102: Introduction to Engineering 3
UA ENGL 101: First-Year Composition I 3
UA MATH 122A&B/124/125: Calculus I 5/5/3
UA Tier 1 Individuals and Societies 3
Total   16-18
First Year, Second Semester
Req. Course Units
CoE MATH 129: Calculus II 3
CoE MSE 110: Solid-State Chemistry 4
CoE PHYS 141: Introductory Mechanics 4
UA ENGL 102: First-Year Composition II 3
UA Tier 1 Individuals and Societies 3
Total   17
Second Year, First Semester
Req. Course Units
CoE MATH 223: Vector Calculus 4
CoE PHYS 241: Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism 4
OSC OPTI 201L: Geometrical and Instrumental Optics Laboratory 1
OSC OPTI 201R: Geometrical and Instrumental Optics 3
OSC Technical Elective 3
Total   15
Second Year, Second Semester
Req. Course Units
CoE MATH 254: Introduction to Differential Equations 3
OSC OPTI 202L: Geometrical and Instrumental Optics Laboratory II 1
OSC OPTI 202R: Geometrical and Instrumental Optics II 3
OSC OPTI 240: Semiconductor Physics & Lasers 3
OSC OPTI 280: Computer Programming Workshop 1
OSC Technical Elective 3
UA Tier I Traditions and Cultures 3
Total   17
Third Year, First Semester
Req. Course Units
CoE MATH 322: Analysis for Engineers 3
OSC ECE 207 or 220: Elements of Electrical Engineering* 3/5
OSC OPTI 310: Physical Optics 3
OSC OPTI 380A: Intermediate Optics Laboratory 1
OSC Technical Elective 3
UA Tier 2 Humanities or Arts 3
Total   16-18

*Students on the optoelectronics track will take an OPTI technical elective in place of ECE 207.

Third Year, Second Semester
Req. Course Units
OSC OPTI 330: Physical Optics II 3
OSC OPTI 340: Optical Design 3
OSC OPTI 370: Lasers and Photonics 3
OSC OPTI 380B: Intermediate Optics Laboratory II 1
OSC Technical Elective 3
UA Tier 2 Individuals and Societies 3
Total   16
Fourth Year, First Semester
Req. Course Units
CoE ENGR 498A: Cross-Disciplinary Design 3
OSC OPTI 406: Radiometry, Sources and Detectors 3
OSC OPTI 421: Introductory Optomechanical Engineering 3
OSC OPTI 430: Optical Communication Systems 3
OSC OPTI 471A: Advanced Optics Laboratory 2
OSC Technical Elective 3
Total   17
Fourth Year, Second Semester
Req. Course Units
CoE ENGR 498B: Cross-Disciplinary Design 3
OSC OPTI 415: Optical Specifications, Fabrications and Testing 3
OSC OPTI 471B: Advanced Optics Laboratory II 2
OSC Technical Elective 3
UA Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures 3
Total   14