Track 5: Sample schedule for a BS double major in Physics & Math (with Comprehensive Mathematics Option)

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
 
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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.