Completing the Physics Major

 

The following information is relevant for students that have already matriculated and begun the major. New updates to the physics major offer new possibilities for students. If you are interested in majoring in physics, or have questions about physics course selection, please contact your major advisor or the Department Chair, Yue Hu (yhu@wellesley.edu), for more details.

Key:
PHYS 100- Relativity and Quantum Physics: An Introduction to Quantum Physics
PHYS 107- Principals and Applications of Mechanics with Laboratory
PHYS 108- Principles and Applications of
Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics 
PHYS 120-Introduction to Simulation and Modeling
PHYS 205- Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
PHYS 207-Classical Dynamics
PHYS 208-Intermediate Electromagnetism
PHYS 210-Experimental Techniques
PHYS 302-Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 305-Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
PHYS 308-Electromagnetic Theory
PHYS 310-Experimental Physics
MATH-115-Calculus I
MATH-116 - Calculus II
MATH 205- Multivariable Calculus
MATH 215-Differential Equations with Applied Linear Algebra
 

 

  Starting 1st Semester in Firstyear Starting 2nd Semester in Firstyear
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Firstyear
PHYS 100
MATH 115
PHYS 107
MATH 116
 
PHYS 107
MATH 115
Sophomore
PHYS 108
MATH 215
PHYS 207
PHYS 120^
MATH 205
PHYS 100
MATH 116
PHYS 108
PHYS 120^
MATH 215
Junior
PHYS 208
PHYS 205^
PHYS 210
 
PHYS 208
PHYS 205^
MATH 205
PHYS 207
PHYS 210
Senior
PHYS 302
PHYS 3**
PHYS 3**
 
PHYS 302
PHYS 3**
 
PHYS 3**

^=0.5 credit course

 PHYS 3**=Physics 300 level course of your choice