Physics Sample 4-Year Plans

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.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Physics (BA)

FALL - Semester 1

MATH 198: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
TRU 100: Truman Symposium
TRU 110: Self and Society

SPRING - Semester 2

MATH 263: Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
CS 170/180: Intro to Computer Science I/Foundations of Computer Science I
PHYS 195: Physics I

FALL - Semester 3

MATH 264: Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
PHYS 196: Physics II
STAT 290: Statistics

SPRING - Semester 4

MATH 365: Ordinary Differential Equations
PHYS 250: Modern Physics I
PHYS 275: Vibrations and Waves
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

FALL - Semester 7

PHYS YYY: Physics Elective 2

SPRING - Semester 8

PHYS 445: Physics Capstone
PHYS ZZZ: Physics Elective 3


NOTES:
In addition, a 15-hour learning plan is required.
Learning plan is minor, second major, or self-designed.
Some of the three 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.

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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.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Physics (BS)

FALL - Semester 1

MATH 198: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
TRU 100: Truman Symposium
TRU 110: Self and Society

SPRING - Semester 2

MATH 263: Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
CS 170/180: Intro to Computer Science I/Foundations of Computer Science I
PHYS 195: Physics I

FALL - Semester 3

MATH 264: Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
PHYS 196: Physics II
STAT 290: Statistics

SPRING - Semester 4

MATH 365: Ordinary Differential Equations
PHYS 250: Modern Physics I
PHYS 275: Vibrations and Waves
PHYS 310: Intermediate Lab

FALL - Semester 5

PHYS 351: Modern Physics II
PHYS 320: Electronics
PHYS 382: Mathematical Physics

SPRING - Semester 6

PHYS 345: Junior Seminar
PHYS 386: Classical Mechanics*
PHYS 446: Advanced Laboratory
PHYS 482: Electricity and Magnetism*

FALL - Semester 7

PHYS 486: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
PHYS 580: Quantum Mechanics

SPRING - Semester 8

PHYS 445: Physics Capstone
PHYS 518: Advanced Topics


NOTES:
*PHYS 482: Electricity and Magnetism could be taken in Spring-Semester 8. This is also true for PHYS 386: Classical Mechanics, but this is less advisable.

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.

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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.

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Sample Plan for Semesters 1-6: Dual Physics/Engineering

FALL - Semester 1

MATH 198: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
TRU 100: Truman Symposium
TRU 110: Self and Society

SPRING - Semester 2

MATH 263: Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
CS 170/180: Intro to Computer Science I/Foundations of Computer Science I
PHYS 195: Physics I

FALL - Semester 3

MATH 264: Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
PHYS 196: Physics II
STAT 290: Statistics

SPRING - Semester 4

MATH 365: Ordinary Differential Equations
PHYS 250: Modern Physics I
PHYS 275: Vibrations and Waves
PHYS 310: Intermediate Lab

FALL - Semester 5

PHYS 351: Modern Physics II
PHYS 382: Mathematical Physics

SPRING - Semester 6

PHYS 345: Junior Seminar
PHYS 445/492: Physics Capstone
PHYS XXX: Physics Elective 1


Notes:
In addition, a 15-hour learning plan is required.
Learning plan is back-transferred engineering courses.
The three Physics Electives may be satisfied by any combination of appropriate Truman PHYS courses in the junior year or by back-transferred engineering courses.

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.

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Biology Major: Sample 4-year Plan Chemistry Major: Sample 4-Year Plan Computer Science: Sample 4-Year Plan Mathematics: Sample 4-Year Plan

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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.

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Sample Plan for Semesters 1-4: Physics, Pre-Engineering

FALL - Semester 1

MATH 198: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
CHEM 130: Chemical Principles I
TRU 100: Truman Symposium
TRU 110: Self and Society
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking

SPRING - Semester 2

PHYS 195: Physics I
MATH 263: Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
COMM 170: Public Speaking
ECON 200 or 201: Macro- or Microeconomics

FALL - Semester 3

PHYS 196: Physics II
MATH 264: Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
HIST 104 or 105: US History pre or post 1877
STAT 290: Statistics

SPRING - Semester 4

CS 180: Foundations of Computer Science
MATH 365: Differential Equations
Social Science Elective
Elective


Note:
PSYC 166: General Psychology is required for Engineering Management.

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.

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