Program Planning

Bachelor of Science - Physics Sample Sequencing Plan (2009 / 2010)

Shown below is a sample sequence of courses for your degree. If you follow this plan, you should be able to graduate in four years, provided you complete five courses per semester. This is just one example of how you could complete your major and degree requirements; you may find that a different sequence works as well as this one.

Year 1, Fall
Biology 1010 or Biology 1020 (required cognate)
Mathematics 1410 (required cognate)
Mathematics 1560 (required cognate)
Physics 1000 or Physics 1050
GLER course
Year 1, Spring
Mathematics 2560 (required cognate)
Physics 2000
Physics 2130
1000-level English or Writing 1000 (required cognate)
GLER course
Year 2, Fall
Chemistry 1000 (required cognate)
Mathematics 2570 (required cognate)
Physics 2120
Physics 2800
GLER course
Year 2, Spring
Mathematics 2580 (required cognate)
Physics 2150
Physics 2900
GLER course
GLER course
Year 3, Fall
Physics 3150
Physics 3200
Physics 3800
Physics 3900 (Experimental Physics)
GLER course
Year 3, Spring
Physics 3175
Physics 3400
Physics 3750
GLER course
Year 4, Fall
Physics 4150 or Elective1
Physics 4175
Year 4, Spring
Physics 4200 or Elective1
Physics 3000/4000 level
Physics 3000/4000 level
1 Students are required to complete one of Physics 4150 or Physics 4200. Students may select an elective in the semester when Physics 4150 or Physics 4200 is not chosen.