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Physics - BA Checklist

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Suggested Freshman Year Courses:
PHYS 190 PHYSICS & ENGINEERING COLLOQUIUM done need
PHYS 201 NEWTONIAN MECHANICS done need
EITHER
          MATH 118* DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS done need
          AND
          MATH 119* INTEGRAL CALCULUS done need
     OR
          MATH 121* CALCULUS I done need
MATH 122 CALCULUS II* done need


CHEM 110 MODERN CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
OR
CHEM 111 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

done need
CHEM 112 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II done need
Suggested Sophomore Year Courses:
PHYS 202 ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM done need
PHYS 203 MODERN PHYSICS done need
BIOL 120 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY done need
Suggested Junior/Senior Year Courses:
PHYS 315 EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS done need
PHYS 370 THERMAL PHYSICS done need
PHYS 480 SENIOR SEMINAR: PHYSICS CAPSTONE done need

*NOTE:  MATH 118 and 119, or MATH 121 and 122 are not explicitly required in the major but are prerequisites for all physics courses in the major.  Students with a calculus background should consult a physics or mathematics faculty member about the need to take these courses.