The 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.
Sample Four Year Plan: Physics (BA) – Beginning with Calculus II
FALL - Semester 1
MATH 263: Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
PHYS 145: Topics in Contemporary Physics
TRU 100: Truman Symposium
TRU 110: Self and Society
PHYS 195: Physics I
SPRING - Semester 2
MATH 264: Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
CS 170/180: Introduction to Computer Science I/ Foundations of Computer Science I
PHYS 275: Vibrations and Waves
FALL - Semester 3
MATH 365: Ordinary Differential Equations
PHYS 196: Physics II
SPRING - Semester 4
STAT 290: Statistics
PHYS 250: Modern Physics I
PHYS 310: Intermediate Lab
FALL - Semester 5
PHYS 351: Modern Physics II
PHYS 382: Mathematical Physics
SPRING - Semester 6
PHYS 345: Junior Seminar
PHYS XXX: Physics Elective 1
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
FALL - Semester 7
PHYS YYY: Physics Elective 2
SPRING - Semester 8
PHYS 445: Physics Capstone
PHYS ZZZ: Physics Elective 3
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 the Center for Academic Excellence 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.