PHYSICS - PREMED CONCENTRATION - SAMPLE 4 YEAR PLAN (2017-2018 USA Bulletin)

PHYSICS - PREMED CONCENTRATION - SAMPLE 4 YEAR PLAN (2017-2018 USA Bulletin)

Fall - Year 1      
Course Course Description Pre-requisite Credit Hours
EH 101* English Composition I   3
MA 125 Calculus I ACT Math 27 4
CH 131/131L General Chemistry I with Lab ACT Math 24 4
PH 107 Contemporary Topics in Physics   1
CAS 100 First Year Experience - College Success   2
      Total: 14
Spring - Year 1      
Course Course Description Pre-requisite Credit Hours
EH 102 or Honors English Composition II EH 101 or test  score  3
MA 126 Calculus II MA 125 4
CH 132/132L General Chemistry II with Lab CH 131  4
PH 201/201L Calculus-Based Physics I MA 125 and EH 101 4
CA 110 Public Speaking   3
      Total: 18
Fall - Year 2      
Course Course Description Pre-requisite Credit Hours
History US or Western Civilization   3
Foreign Language I     3
MA 227 Calculus III MA 126 4
PH 202/202L Calculus-Based Physics II PH 201 and MA 126 4
CH 201/201L Organic Chemistry I CH 132 4
      Total: 18
Spring- Year 2      
Course Course Description Pre-requisite Credit Hours
CH 202/202L Organic Chemistry II CH 201 4
ST 210 Statistics   3
Foreign Language II     3
MA 238 Differential Equations I MA 227 3
PH 303/303L Modern Physics and Lab PH 202 4
      Total: 17

 

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Fall - Year 3      
Course Course Description Pre-requisite Credit Hours
BLY 121/121L General Biology I ACT Math 22 4
PH 385/385L Experimental Physics with Lab (W) PH 303 3
PSY 120 General Psychology    3
PH 366 Physical Mechanics I MA 227 and PH 202 3
English Literature   EH 102 or Honors 3
      Total: 16
Spring - Year 3      
Course Course Description Pre-requisite Credit Hours
PH 463 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics MA 227 and PH 202 3
BLY 122/122L General Biology II BLY 121 4
SY 109 or 112     3
Humanities Elective**     3
Fine Arts Elective     3
      Total: 16
Fall - Year 4      
Course Course Description Pre-requisite Credit Hours
PH 348 Electricity and Magnetism I MA 227 and PH 202 3
PH 448 Elementary Quantum Mechanics I MA 238 and PH 303 3
CH 440 Biochemistry I CH 202 3
Social/Behavioral Elective**     3
Humanities Elective     3
      Total: 15
Spring- Year 4      
Course Course Description Pre-requisite Credit Hours
Physics Elective PH 311, 346, 349, 354, 367, 390, 411, 449, 494, or 499   3
CH 441 Biochemistry II CH 440 3
BLY 302 Genetics BLY 122 and CH 131 3
Elective     3
Elective     3
      Total: 15

 

Total degree hours: 126

All italicized courses meet general education requirements.
*Students who earn an English ACT score of 27 or an SAT Reading score of 550 can opt out of EH 101.
** Must have one history elective and one literature elective. In addition, students must choose a second history or literature to complete a two-part sequence.


All Arts and Sciences majors require a minor between 18 and 24 hours. This plan incorporates a Related Sciences minor.

Two designated writing (W) courses are required with at least one course chosen from offerings in the student's major or minor. Courses carrying this required credit are identified in the University Bulletin by a (W) after the course title.

The Sample 4-year plan is designed as a guide for students preparing for their course selections. This information provides only a suggested schedule. Actual course selections should be made in consultation with an advisor.  

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