Advising for the Physics Major

A major in Physics can lead to a wide range of opportunities, from research into the nature of the universe to software engineering to teaching and beyond.  And it offers insight into the most fundamental nature of the universe.

The major requires a quick start, though - ideally in the freshman year.  How should you get started?

Take a look at the following guide for a four-year map through the major. 

Physics major map

Alternatively, here is a good first-year guide.

Typical classes:

Fall: Physics 141; Math 140; Freshman Studies

Winter: Physics 151; Math 150; Freshman Studies

Spring: Physics 160; Math 160; Elective

Be sure to register for all three math and all three physics classes

And then come and chat with a physics advisor: Jeff Collett, Douglas Martin, Megan Pickett, or Matthew Stoneking.  We're all on the 1st floor of Youngchild.  And we're happy to talk.  We can offer advice on advance placement (common), schedule conflicts, starting in the sophomore year, the Natural Sciences Interdisciplinary Major, the physics minor, 3-2 engineering, and more.

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