This is only a sample of proposed sequence of courses. Each student will need to modify the schedule to fit his or her needs. It assumes the student is ready for second-semester calculus.

Semester 1

PHYS 161H (Intro Mechanics) 4

MATH 129 (Calculus II) 3

ENGL 101 3

Tier 1 Gen Ed 3

Tier 1 Gen Ed 3

16

Semester 2

PHYS 162H (Thermo, Optics) 4

MATH 215 (Intro Linear Algebra) 3

MATH 223 (Vector Calc) 4

ENGL 102 3

Tier 1 Gen Ed 3

17

Semester 3

PHYS105A (Intro Computing) 1

PHYS 204 (Math Meth) 3

PHYS 261H (Intro Elec & Mag) 4

MATH 355 (Diff Eqn) 3

Tier 1 Gen Ed 3

Tier 2 Gen Ed 3

17

Semester 4

PHYS 263H (Modern Phys) 3

PHYS 321 (Theor Mech I) 3

MATH 323 (Proofs) 3

Tier 2 Gen Ed 3

Tier 2 Gen Ed 3

15

Semester 5

PHYS 305 (Comput Phys) 3

PHYS 331 (Intermed E & M I) 3

PHYS 381 (Advanced Lab I) 2

Elective 3

MATH 454 (ODE, Stab theory) 3

14

Semester 6

PHYS 332 (Intermed E & M II) 3

PHYS 371 (Quantum I) 3

MATH 413 (Linear Algebra) 3

MATH 456 (Appl PDEs) 3

Elective 3

15

Semester 7

PHYS 382 (Advanced Lab II) 2

PHYS 426 (Thermo & Stat Mech) 3

PHYS 472 (Quantum II) 3

MATH 425A (Real Anyl one var) 3

PHYS elective 3

14

Semester 8

PHYS research elective 3

PHYS elective 3

MATH 424 (Complex Variables) 3

MATH 425B (Real anyl sev var) 3

12

### Notes

- Second-semester proficiency in a foreign language is required; normally this is fulfilled with high school language.
- The physics department recommends that its majors take CHEM 151 and 152.
- Phys 381 and 382 and Math 323 are writing-emphasis courses.
- Use one of the Tier 2 GenEds to satisfy the
*diversity*requirement.