The four-year plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Physics (BA) – Beginning with Calculus I

FALL - Semester 1

PHYS 145: Topics in Contemporary Physics
MATH 198: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
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SPRING - Semester 2

PHYS 195: Physics I
MATH 263: Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
CS 170/180: Introduction to Computer Science I/ Foundations of Computer Science I
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FALL - Semester 3

PHYS 196: Physics II
MATH 264: Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
STAT 290: Statistics
BA-Language
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SPRING - Semester 4

PHYS 250: Modern Physics I
PHYS 275: Vibrations and Waves
PHYS 310: Intermediate Lab
MATH 365: Ordinary Differential Equations
BA-Language
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FALL - Semester 5

PHYS 351: Modern Physics II
PHYS 382: Mathematical Physics
Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar (JINS)
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SPRING - Semester 6

PHYS 345: Junior Seminar
PHYS Elective
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FALL - Semester 7

PHYS Elective
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SPRING - Semester 8

PHYS 445: Physics Capstone
PHYS Elective
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In addition, a 15 hour learning plan is required.
Learning plan is minor, 2nd major, or self-designed.
Some of the 3 physics electives could be taken earlier than shown.

Department chair: please contact Jonathan Vieker with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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