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Undergraduate Physics at The Ohio State University

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Prerequisites for Physics and Math courses

Introductory Physics
Course Credit
Hours
Prereq.
Physics
Concurrent
Physics
Prereq.
Math
Concurrent
Math
131 5     1511, 2 1521,2
132 5 131   1523 1533
133 5 132   153 or 162  
Intermediate Physics
Course Credit
Hours
Prereq.
Physics
Concurrent
Physics
Prereq.
Math
Concurrent
Math
261 4   132 1523 1533
262 4 261 133 153 or 162 254 or 263
263 4 262   254 or 263  
Seminars
Course Credit
Hours
Prereq.
Physics
Concurrent
Physics
Prereq.
Math
Concurrent
Math
295 1 131      
596 3 262   4154  
Laboratories
Course Credit
Hours
Prereq.
Physics
Concurrent
Physics
Prereq.
Math
Concurrent
Math
416 4 133      
517 4 133      
616 4 263,416,555;
631 recommended
     
Electromagnetic Fields
Course Credit
Hours
Prereq.
Physics
Concurrent
Physics
Prereq.
Math
Concurrent
Math
555 4 2616   4154, 5134,6  
656 4 555      
657 4 656      
Thermal & Statistical Physics
Course Credit
Hours
Prereq.
Physics
Concurrent
Physics
Prereq.
Math
Concurrent
Math
621 4 263   254 or 263  
622 4 621      
Quantum Physics
Course Credit
Hours
Prereq.
Physics
Concurrent
Physics
Prereq.
Math
Concurrent
Math
631* 4 263   4154, 5684,5  
632 4 631      
633 4 632      
Advanced Mechanics
Course Credit
Hours
Prereq.
Physics
Concurrent
Physics
Prereq.
Math
Concurrent
Math
664 4 262   4154 5134

Footnotes:

  1. Or concurrent Math 161
  2. Prerequisite will be waived for physics majors in H131 taking Math 151 concurrently.
  3. Or concurrent Math 162
  4. Or equivalent
  5. Waived for B.S. (Arts and Sciences) students in Options C-F not taking 632-633.
  6. Or concurrently with permission.



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