The following is a typical sequence of courses for students who major in Physics beginning in their freshman year, with suggested electives shown in parentheses, excluding the general education requirements. Six of the nine required 300 and 400level PHYS courses must be taken in residence at Binghamton University.
Fall

Spring

Freshman


PHYS 131** or 121  PHYS 132** or 122 
MATH 221  MATH 222 
Sophomore


PHYS 227  PHYS 331 
PHYS 323  MATH 323 
MATH 371  
Junior


PHYS 332  PHYS327 
CHEM111  PHYS341 
MATH 471  
Senior


PHYS 411*  PHYS 422* 
PHYS 421  PHYS 4278, or 429* 
(PHYS 463)  (PHYS 474) 
(PHYS 472) 
*Required for BS, not required for BA **Offered fall and spring (elective)
The following is a typical sequence of courses for students who major in Applied Physics, beginning in their freshman year.
Six and a half of the required ten and a half 300 and 400level PHYS courses must be taken in residence at Binghamton University.
Fall

Spring

Freshman


PHYS 131** or 121  PHYS 132** or 122 
MATH 221  MATH 222 
Sophomore


PHYS 323  PHYS 331 
PHYS 227  MATH 323 
MATH 371  
Junior


PHYS 332  PHYS 341 
CHEM111  PHYS 327 
required elective**  MATH 471 
Senior


PHYS 421  PHYS 427 
PHYS 411  required elective** 
*Offered fall and spring. **Select a required elective from list of elective courses.
The following is a typical sequence of courses for students in the mathematical Physics degree, beginning in the freshman year.
Fall

Spring

Freshman


PHYS 131** or 121  PHYS 132** or 122 
MATH 221  MATH 222 
Sophomore


PHYS 323  PHYS 331 
MATH 304  MATH 323 
MATH 371  
Junior


PHYS 332  PHYS 341 
MATH 471  
Senior


PHYS 421  PHYS 422 
PHYS 411  ** 
PHYS 478  ** Select required elective 
The following is a typical sequence of courses for those students who major in physics after transferring from a twoyear college.
For the BA Degree


Junior


Fall

Spring

PHYS 227*

PHYS 341

PHYS 323

PHYS 331

MATH 371


Senior


PHYS 332

PHYS 327

PHYS 421

MATH 471

*Elective if general physics with weekly laboratory is transferred.
For the BS Degree


Junior


Fall

Spring

PHYS 227*

PHYS 341

PHYS 323

PHYS 331

MATH 371



PHYS 327

Senior


PHYS 332

PHYS 427

PHYS 411

MATH 428**

PHYS 421

PHYS 422**

PHYS 407***


MATH 471

*Elective if general physics with weekly laboratory is transferred.
**Required for Applied Physics degree, PHYS 429 may be taken in place of the combination of PHYS 427 and PHYS 428.
***Required for traditional BS.
It is advantageous for the BS candidate to be more advanced in mathematical preparation than is shown here.
The transfer student from a twoyear college interested in the BSMathematical Physics degree must have completed at least General Physics (PHYS 121, 122 or equivalent), and calculus through ordinary differential equations (or the equivalent of MATH 371) prior to enrollment in Harpur College.
The following is a typical sequence of courses when the chosen engineering school is not Watson School (commonly selected electives are shown in parentheses):
Fall

Spring

Freshman


PHYS 131  PHYS 132 
MATH 221  MATH 222 
Humanities Course  Humanities Course 
(Chem 111)  
Sophomore


PHYS 323  PHYS 331 
PHYS 323  MATH 323 
MATH 371  Hum/ Soc.Sci 
Hum/ Social Sci  
Hum/ Soc.Sci  
Junior


PHYS 421  PHYS 327 
PHYS 332  PHYS 341 
Social Sci.  MATH 471 
Hum./ Social Sci.  Hum./ Social Sci. 
Fall

Spring

Freshman


PHYS 131  PHYS 222 
MATH 221  PHYS 132 
Humanities/Soc.Sci  Humanities/Soc.Sci 
Humanities/Soc.Sci  WTSN 
WTSN  
Sophomore


PHYS 227  MATH 323 
PHYS 323  MATH 371 
CHEM 111  PHYS331 
Hum/ Social Sci  WTSN 
Junior


PHYS 421  PHYS 327 
PHYS 332  PHYS 341 
Humanities/ Social Sci.  MATH 471 
WTSN  Hum./ Social Sci. 
The following is a sample of course sequence.
Fall

Spring

Year I


CS 140  CS 210 
MATH 221  MATH 222 
PHYS121 or 131  PHYS 122 or 132 
Humanities/Soc.Sci  Humanities/ Soc. Sci. 
CS 101  
Year II


CS 220  CS 240 
PHYS 323  MATH 314 
Humanities/ Soc. Sci.  MATH 323 
Hum/ Social Sci  CS 325 
Year III


CS 333  CS 350 
Humanities/ Soc. Sci.  PHYS 331 
Chem 111 .  MATH 371 
Year IV


CS 471  CS elective 
MATH 341  PHYS 327 
PHYS 332  PHYS 341 
CS elective  MATH 471 
Year V


PHYS 411  PHYS 422 
PHYS 421  PHYS 427/ 428 
CS elective  Humanities/ Soc. Sci. 
Humanities/ Soc. Sci.  CS elective 
CS 495 