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B.S. Major in Physics: 4-Year Plan (Pre-med)

This 4-year plan is designed to rigorously prepare students for taking the MCAT after the junior year as well as to earn a B.S. with a major in physics in four years.

Freshman Year
 
Physics Major: 4-Year Plan (Pre-med)
Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
PHY 201/213/221 & 205 4 PHY 202/214/222 & 206 4
Calculus I or II 4 Calculus II or III 4
General Chemistry & Lab 4 General Chemistry & Lab 4
RSP 1 Foundations: Critical Issues 3
Foundations: Composition 3 Foundations: Oral Communications 1
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Sophomore Year
4-Year Plan: Physics Major
Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
Modern Physics 3 Optics 3
Organic Chemistry & Lab 4 Organic Chemistry & Lab 4
General Biology & Lab 4 General Biology & Lab 4
Foundations: Philosophy 3 Foreign Language 4
Foundations: Theology 3 Understanding Social Science 3
  17   18
Junior Year
4-Year Plan: Physics Major
Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
Thermodynamics 3 Classical Mechanics 3
Research Methods 2 Electronics Lab 1
Electronics Lab 1 Optics Lab 1
Calculus III 3 Genetics 3
Math Stats I 3 Biochemistry 3
Physiology 3 Doing Social Science 3
Explorations: Literature 3 Explorations: Ethics 3
  17   17
Senior Year
4-Year Plan: Physics Major
Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
Quantum Mechanics 3 Physics of Medicine/Bio Physics 3
Research Capstone 1 Electricity and Magnetism 3
Research 1 Physics Seminar 1
Explorations: Biblical Traditions 3 Ultimate Questions 3
Explorations: Fine Arts 3 Intersections 3
Explorations: History 3    
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§Students should consult with their physics major advisor and a pre-health science advisor when choosing additional courses and planning their schedule.

*Students who need to take a pre-calculus math course may begin calculus in the second semester. General physics is then begun in the second semester or in the first semester of the sophomore year.

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