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Degrees in Physics at the Ohio State University

Physics curriculae are highly dependent on the order in which courses are taken. To help you plan, below is an example of a 4-year class schedule for Option B. Note: A minimum of 181 total hours is required for graduation in the College of Arts and Sciences for students entering after AU07. The total required hours are 191 for students entering before AU07. If the physics and math plus electives plus GEC do not add up to 181 (191 for prior to AU07) hours, the difference should be made up with additional free electives.

OPTION B: Physical, Mathematical, and Engineering Science Sample Curriculum
Year Autumn Winter Spring
1 Physics 131* (5) Physics 132* (5) Physics 133* (5)
  Math 151 (5) Math 152 (5) Math 153 (5)
      CS&E 202 (4)
       
2 Physics 261 (4) Physics 262 (4) Physics 263 (4)
  Physics 295 (1)   Physics 416 (4)
  Math 254 (5) Math 513 (3) Math 415 (4)
       
3 Physics 555 (4) Physics 656 (4) Physics 517 (4)
  Physics 631 (4) Physics 632 (4) Tech Elective
  Math 568 (3)   Tech Elective
       
4 Physics 596 (3) Physics 616 (4) Tech Elective
  Physics 621 (4) Tech Elective  
* Math 151 is a pre-req for Physics 131. This pre-req is waived for Physics and Engineering Physics majors ONLY if Math 151 is taken concurrently with Physics 131. The same is true for Physics 132 (with Math 152) and Physics 133 (with Math 153).

Courses in RED are only offered once a year
Courses in BLUE can only be scheduled by Robin Wyatt wyattr@maps.mps.ohio-state.edu