These sample programs are just that – samples. Many other programs are possible. Each student should consult a faculty advisor in the department to choose a program appropriate to his or her background and interests.

First Year:      
Fall Phys. 11 (General Physics I)
Math 32 – previously 11 (Calculus I)
Spring Phys. 12 (General Physics II)*
Math 34 – previously 12 (Calculus II)
Second Year:  
Fall Phys. 13 (General Physics III)
Phys. 31 (Optics)
Math 42 – previously 13 (Calculus III) or Math 44 – previously 18 (Honors Calculus III)
Chem. 1 (Fundamentals)
Spring Phys. 32 (Mechanics, odd)
Phys. 25 (Biophysics) or Physics 41 (Electronics)
Math 51 – previously 38 (Differential Equations)
Chem. 2 (Principles) or 16 (Materials)
(Mandatory for Chem. Eng. concentrators)
Third Year:       
Fall Phys. 31 (Optics) or Phys. 42 (Electricity & Magnetism I)
Math 70 – previously 46 (Linear Algebra)
Engineering Course #1
Spring Phys. 43 (Electricity & Magnetism II, odd) or Phys. 52 (Thermal Physics, even)
Math 151 (Appl. of Adv. Calc.) or Comp. Sci. 11
Engineering Course #2
Fourth Year:    
Fall Phys. 61 (Quantum Theory)
Eng. Course #3 (Chem. E. concentrators)
Spring Phys. 41 (Electronics)
Phys. 64 (Modern Physics Lab)
Eng. Course #4

*Because Phys. 13 is required for the major and a prerequisite for most more advanced courses, and is offered only in the Fall, students considering a physics major are strongly encouraged to complete Phys. 11-12 during their first year.