Suggested course sequence for a Physics or 3/2 Engineering major

First Year

Fall

MATH 112 – Calculus

Winter

MATH 113 – Calculus II

PHYS 150 – Intro to Physics I

Spring

MATH 214 – Calculus III OR
MATH 240 – Linear Algebra

PHYS 152 – Intro to Physics II

Sophomore Year

Fall

MATH 214 – Calculus III OR
MATH 240 – Linear Algebra

PHYS 220 – Special Relativity & Intro to Quantum

Winter

MATH 280 – Differential Equations

PHYS 370 – Electronics & Electromagnetism

Spring

Choose 1 or 2 of:

PHYS 340 – Classical Dynamics with Lab

PHYS 360 – Thermal Physics with Lab

PHYS 380 – Semiconductors & Magnetism w/Lab

Additional notes for Physics Majors:

  • CHEM 110 and a CS course are recommended.
  • Students placing into the MATH 110/111 sequence dictates some further adjustments in the overall sequence. See a Physics faculty member for more information.
  • Students interested in graduate school for Physics should take MATH 310 also.

Additional notes for 3/2 Engineering Majors:

  • CHEM 110 and 120 are recommended.
  • COMP 105 and 110 are recommended.
  • See the 3/2 advisor for exceptions for chemical engineering.