Suggested Degree Pathway for Physics - General Option

For students who entered fall 2015 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.1610 Honors Physics I 4
PHYS.1610L Honors Physics I Lab 2
ENGL.1010/ HONR.1100 College Writing I/FYSH (CW) 3
MATH.1310 Calculus I (MATH) 4
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
Total 16(61)

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.1120 Freshman Physics Seminar 1
PHYS.1640 Honors Physics II 4
PHYS.1640L Honors Physics II Lab 2
ENGL.1020 College Writing II (CW) 3
MATH.1320 Calculus II (STEM) 4
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3 3
Total 17(71)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.2690 Honors Physics III 4
PHYS.2610L Physics of Material & Devices 3
CHEM.1210 Chemistry I (SCL) 3
CHEM.1230L Chemistry I Lab (SCL) 1
MATH.2310 Calculus III 4
Total 15(71)

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.2100 Intro. Modern Physics 3
PHYS.2620L Principles of Lab Automation 3
CHEM.1220 Chemistry II (SCL) 3
CHEM.1240L Chemistry II Lab (SCL) 1
MATH.2340/2360 Differential Equations 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS)3 3
Total 16(61)

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.3530 Electromagnetism I 3
PHYS.4130 Mechanics 3
MATH.3810 Math Physics I 3
PHYS.xxxx Physics Elective I 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
Total 15(91)

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.4350 Intro Quantum Mech. I 3
PHYS.3380 Optics and Waves 3
PHYS.3930L Adv. Exper. Physics I (CTPS), (QL) 2
PHYS.3820 Math Physics II 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
Total 14(111)

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.4540 Physics Capstone (IL), (WOC), (AIL) 3
PHYS.xxxx Physics Elective II 3
PHYS.xxxx Physics Elective III 3
xxxx.xxxx Special Elective I2 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
Total 15(91)

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.3940L Adv. Exper. Physics II 2
PHYS.xxxx Physics Elective IV 3
xxxx.xxxx Special Elective II2 3
xxxx.xxxx Special Elective III2 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 1
Total 12(51)

Total Minimum Credits = 120

1Number of specified physics credits.
2Must be an elective from outside the Physics Dept.
3The Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcomes for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) and Social Responsibility and Ethics (SRE) are fulfilled outside the Physics major. See the DCA course listing and the SRE course listing for a full list of classes that fulfill these requirements.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum website for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SiS. If you need assistance, please contact your adviser.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last Updated: 10/13/2017