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Sample Schedules for Physics Majors

Degree Progress Worksheet

SCHEDULE 1

For students who enter with:

TERM FALL WINTER SPRING
Freshman

PHYSICS 140-1/135-1

MATH 230

PHYSICS 140-2/135-2

MATH 234

PHYSICS 140-3/135-3

Sophomore

PHYSICS 330-1

PHYSICS 311-1

PHYSICS 330-2

PHYSICS 311-2

PHYSICS 239-0

ASTRO 220*

PHYSICS 332-0

Junior Lab or Elective PHYSICS 339-1

PHYSICS 333-1***

PHYSICS 339-2

Senior

Physics 333-2

Lab or Elective

Lab or Elective  Lab or Elective

SCHEDULE 2

For students who enter with:

TERM FALL WINTER SPRING
Freshman MATH 220 MATH 224

PHYSICS 135-1

MATH 230

Sophomore

PHYSICS 135-2

PHYSICS 311-1

MATH 234

PHYSICS 135-3

PHYSICS 311-2

PHYSICS 239-0

ASTRO 220*

PHYSICS 332-0

Junior

PHYSICS 330-1

PHYSICS 330-2**

PHYSICS 333-1***

Lab or Elective 

Senior

Physics 333-2

Lab or Elective

PHYSICS 339-1**

Lab or Elective

PHYSICS 339-2

Lab or Elective 

*Astrophysics concentration only

**Students intending to take the physics GRE in fall of senior year or spring of junior year (i.e. those intending to go to graduate school immediately after NU) may find it useful to switch 330-2 and 339-1. 

***If you plan to take Physics 333-2 (required for the Advanced Physics and Astronomy concentrations), you MUST take Physics 333-1 during your junior year (or earlier)

For more information, email the Director of Undergraduate Studies at dusphysics@northwestern.edu

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