Industrial Management - B.S. Degree

Department of Physics 
Office:150 Houghton Hall

(716) 673-3302

Dr. Junaid Zubari, Chairperson

Dr. Erica Simoson, Coordinator

Email: industrial.management@fredonia.edu

Website: https://www.fredonia.edu/academics/colleges-schools/college-liberal-arts-sciences/physics/indman

There is a well-recognized need for scientifically and technologically educated managers in the industrial and Research and Development (R & D) communities. The Industrial Management program at Fredonia is designed to serve this need by providing the necessary foundation in applied physics, business, economics, and mathematics. It is similar to many engineering and management programs. The curriculum is structured to prepare students for careers either in industry, governmental facilities or other organizations that address the present and future technological needs of our society. Graduates can also pursue advanced studies at graduate institutions.

The Industrial Management program is an integrated multidisciplinary curriculum combining courses from applied physics (24-25 credit hours), business/economics (24 credit hours), mathematics/computer science (17 credit hours), social sciences/humanities and a sufficient number of supporting elective courses to enhance career objectives. Additionally, the foundation of oral and written communication is developed early in the program and consistently used throughout. A college-approved internship experience is required following the completion of either the sophomore or junior year.

This program is housed in the Department of Physics, but is a distinct program apart from the B.S. in Physics. Therefore, students may double major in Physics and Industrial Management, if they choose to do so. Students are encouraged to see their academic advisor for details.

Major Requirements

Physics:

PHYS 230University Physics I

4

PHYS 231University Physics II

4

PHYS 321Engineering Statics

3

PHYS 322Mechanics of Solids

4

PHYS 323Circuit Analysis

4

or

PHYS 325Electronics

3

and

PHYS 327Electronics Lab

1

 

PHYS 330Thermodynamics

3

Total Credit Hours:22

Mathematics/Computer Science:

MATH 122University Calculus I

4

MATH 123University Calculus II

4

MATH 224Differential Equations

3

CSIT 121Computer Science I

3

or

CSIT 105Visual BASIC I

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Business/Economics:

ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting

3

ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting

3

ECON 205Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON 210Principles of Macroeconomics

3

BUAD 310Legal Environment of Business

3

BUAD 320Managerial Finance

3

BUAD 323Organizational Behavior

3

BUAD 328Marketing Foundations

3

Total Credit Hours:24

Operations Research and Statistics:

BUAD 327Operations Management

3

BUAD 427Applied Quality Operations

3

ECON 200Fundamentals of Statistics for Business Administration and Economics

3

or

STAT 350Probability and Statistics

3

or

PSY 200Statistics for Psychology

3

or

SOC 200Statistics in the Real World

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Communications:

COMM 105Public Speaking

3

WRTG 375Writing for the Professions

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 75

NOTE:

  • In addition, completion of an appropriate summer industrial work experience is required prior to entering the senior year. Faculty members are listed under the Department of Physics.
  • Students are allowed to double major in Industrial Management and Physics, even though both programs are housed in the same academic department.