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Course Sequence

Recommended Sequence of Courses for Physics Major

First Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
PHYS 2115 University Physics IPHYS 2125 University Physics II 
MATH 1304 Calculus IMATH 1324 Calculus II 

Sophomore Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
MATH 2084 Differential EquationsMATH 2144 Calculus III 
CHEM 1055 Chemistry ICHEM 1065 Chemistry II 
PHYS 2154 Special Relativity OR  
PHYS 2164 Modern Physics  

Junior Year 
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
PHYS 2154 Special Relativity ORPHYS 3054 Electricity and Magnetism OR 
PHYS 2164 Modern Physics PHYS 4064 Quantum Mechanics 
PHYS 2404 Optics OR PHYS 3101 Research in Physics 
PHYS 3014 Classical Mechanics  

Senior Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
PHYS 2404 Optics ORPHYS 3054 Electricity and Magnetism OR 
PHYS 3014 Classical MechanicsPHYS 4064 Quantum Mechanics 
 PHYS 4102 Senior Research in Physics 

NOTES:
Physics majors wishing to declare a minor in secondary education are advised to consult the director of the education program as soon as possible.