Four year plan for a physics/math double major

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

Tier 2 Gen Ed

3

MATH 223 (Vector Calc)

4

ENGL 102

3

Tier 1 Gen Ed

3

 

17

Semester 3

PHYS105A (Intro Computing)

1

MATH 313 (Linear Algebra)

3

PHYS 261H (Intro Elec & Mag)

4

Elective

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 355 (Diff Eqns)

3

PHYS 204 (Math Meth)

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

MATH 323 (Proofs)

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.