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Physics B.S. Phys.
Checkpoint charts display information about when you need to complete a specific requirement (either a single course or a choice among courses) in order to stay on track for four-year graduation. The charts represent the proper sequencing of course-taking to help you graduate in a timely way. They also show you which semesters a course is actually offered so that you can plan accordingly.

Please note: In some majors, not all major requirements are represented in the checkpoint chart. Consult your APAS report and your adviser to be sure that you complete all degree requirements.


 
Checkpoint Chart
Available icon  Potential term for fulfilling the requirement
Recommended icon  Recommended term for fulfilling the requirement
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
 
Checkpoint requirements
 
Requirement definitions
Year 1 - Fall Year 1 - Spring Year 2 - Fall Year 2 - Spring Year 3 - Fall Year 3 - Spring Year 4 - Fall Year 4 - Spring
• General requirement checkpoints (complete all)                
Freshman Composition Complete the freshman composition requirement. Earliest Latest            
• Admission requirement checkpoints (complete all)                
Core Coursework [PHYS 1301W or PHYS 1401V or PHYS 1501V {Inactive} ] last term              
Core Coursework [PHYS 1302W or PHYS 1402V or PHYS 1502V {Inactive} ] first term last term            
Core Coursework [PHYS 2503 or PHYS 2503H ]     last term          
Core Coursework PHYS 2201     last term recommended          
Core Coursework [MATH 1271 or MATH 1371 or MATH 1571H ] last term              
Core Coursework [MATH 1272 or MATH 1372 or MATH 1572H ] first term last term            
Core Coursework [MATH 2243 or MATH 2373 or MATH 2574H ] first term last term last term last term        
• Program requirement checkpoints (complete all)                
Core Coursework PHYS 2601       last term recommended        
Core Coursework PHYS 3041       last term recommended        
Core Coursework PHYS 3605W       first term recommended last term      
• Sub-plan 'Professional' requirement checkpoints (complete all)                
Professional Physics Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (47-49 cr.) PHYS 4001         first term recommended   last term  
Professional Physics Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (47-49 cr.) PHYS 4002           first term recommended   last term
Professional Physics Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (47-49 cr.) PHYS 4101         first term   last term recommended  
Professional Physics Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (47-49 cr.) PHYS 4201         first term   last term recommended  
Professional Physics Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (47-49 cr.) PHYS 4051         first term recommended   last term  
Professional Physics Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (47-49 cr.) PHYS 4052W           first term recommended last term last term
Professional Physics Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (47-49 cr.) PHYS 4303             first term recommended last term
• Sub-plan 'Biological' requirement checkpoints (complete all)                
Biological Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (51 cr) CHEM 1065 first term last term recommended last term last term        
Biological Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (51 cr) (CHEM 1061 or CHEM 1081 ) first term last term last term last term        
Biological Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (51 cr) ( (CHEM 1062 and CHEM 1066 ) or (CHEM 1082 and CHEM 1086 ) ) first term last term last term last term        
Biological Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (51 cr) (CHEM 2301 or CHEM 2081 )       first term last term      
Biological Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (51 cr) BIOC 3021         first term recommended last term    
Biological Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (51 cr) BIOL 1009 first term last term recommended last term last term        
Biological Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (51 cr) PHYS 4001         first term recommended   last term  
Biological Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (51 cr) PHYS 4002           first term recommended   last term
Biological Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (51 cr) PHYS 4101         first term   last term recommended  
Biological Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (51 cr) PHYS 4201         first term   last term recommended  
Biological Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (51 cr) PHYS 4051         first term recommended   last term  
Biological Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (51 cr) PHYS 4052W           first term recommended last term last term
Technical Electives > Technical Electives [Take totaling 8 or more credit(s): MATH 4242, MATH 4428, MATH 4512, MATH 4567, PHYS 3022, PHYS 4121W, PHYS 4211, PHYS 4303, PHYS 4511, PHYS 4611, PHYS 4621, PHYS 4623, PHYS 4811, PHYS 4911, PHYS 5041 , (CSCI 1113 or CSCI 1133 ) , (STAT 3011 or STAT 3021 or MATH 5651 or IE 3521 ) ] first term last term last term last term last term last term last term last term
• Sub-plan 'Computational' requirement checkpoints (complete all)                
Computational Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (48-49 cr) PHYS 4001         first term recommended   last term  
Computational Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (48-49 cr) PHYS 4002           first term recommended   last term
Computational Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (48-49 cr) PHYS 4101         first term   last term recommended  
Computational Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (48-49 cr) PHYS 4201         first term   last term recommended  
Computational Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (48-49 cr) PHYS 4051         first term recommended   last term  
Computational Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (48-49 cr) [PHYS 4052W ]           first term last term last term
Computational Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (48-49 cr) [CSCI 1113 or A comparable computer language course may be substituted for CSCI 1113. ]   first term last term last term        
Computational Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (48-49 cr) [CSCI 1913 or CSCI 1933 ]   first term last term last term        
Technical Electives > Technical Electives [Take totaling 12 or more credit(s): AST 4001, AST 4002, AST 5201, CSCI 3081W, CSCI 4041, CSCI 4061, CSCI 4211, CSCI 5304, CSCI 5523, EE 3005, MATH 3283W, MATH 4242, MATH 4428, MATH 4512, MATH 4567, PHYS 3022, PHYS 4121W, PHYS 4211, PHYS 4303, PHYS 4511, PHYS 4611, PHYS 4621, PHYS 4623, PHYS 4811, PHYS 4911, PHYS 5041 , (IE 3521 or MATH 5651 or STAT 3011 or STAT 3021 ) ] first term last term last term last term last term last term last term last term
• Sub-plan 'Secondary Education' requirement checkpoints (complete all)                
Secondary Education Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (52-53 cr) > Upper Division Physics Requirements [Take 2 or more course(s): PHYS 4001, PHYS 4002, PHYS 4101 ]       first term last term recommended last term last term last term
Secondary Education Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (52-53 cr) PHYS 4051         first term recommended   last term  
Secondary Education Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (52-53 cr) PHYS 4052W           first term recommended last term last term
Secondary Education Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (52-53 cr) > Historical and Social Perspectives of Science and Philosophical Foundations [Take 1 or more course(s): PHYS 4121W, HSCI 3814, HSCI 3815 ]         first term last term recommended last term last term
Secondary Education Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (52-53 cr) > General Psychology [Take 1 or more course(s): PSY 1001 ] first term last term last term recommended last term last term last term last term last term
Secondary Education Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (52-53 cr) > Philosophical Foundations [Take 1 or more course(s): PHIL 1005, PHIL 3601W ] first term last term last term recommended last term last term last term last term last term
Technical Electives > Technical Electives [Take totaling 23 or more credit(s): AST 4001, AST 4002, AST 5201, EE 3005, ESCI 3006, ESCI 3303W, ESCI 3402, MATH 3283W, MATH 4242, MATH 4281, MATH 4428, MATH 4512, MATH 4567, MATS 3011, MM 3305, PHYS 3022, PHYS 4002, PHYS 4101, PHYS 4121W, PHYS 4201, PHYS 4211, PHYS 4303, PHYS 4511, PHYS 4611, PHYS 4621, PHYS 4623, PHYS 4811, PHYS 4911, PHYS 5041 , (CSCI 1113 or CSCI 1133 ) , (IE 3521 or MATH 5651 or STAT 3011 or STAT 3021 ) , (Take totaling no more than 8 credit(s): AST 1001, BIOL 1009, ESCI 1001, ESCI 1006 , (CHEM 1061 and CHEM 1065 ) , (CHEM 1062 and CHEM 1066 ) ) ] first term last term last term last term last term last term last term last term
• Sub-plan 'Engineering' requirement checkpoints (complete all)                
Engineering Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (47 cr) PHYS 4001         first term recommended   last term  
Engineering Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (47 cr) PHYS 4002           first term recommended   last term
Engineering Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (47 cr) PHYS 4101         first term   last term recommended  
Engineering Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (47 cr) PHYS 4201         first term   last term recommended  
Engineering Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (47 cr) PHYS 4051         first term recommended   last term  
Engineering Sub-plan: Additional Programmatic Requirements (47 cr) PHYS 4052W           first term recommended last term last term