Hiram College

Pre-engineering students who choose to major in physics should closely follow the schedule below. Students who would like to pursue aerospace, civil, electrical, macromolecular, mechanical and materials science engineering should choose the physics major.

Year Fall 12-Week Fall 3-Week Spring 12-Week Spring 3-Week


PHYS 213 (Phys. I)

MATH 198 (Calc. I)

Freshman Colloquium

Distribution Req.

PHYS 214 (Phys. II) & 250 (1 hr)

MATH 199 (Calc. II)

First Year Seminar

Distribution Req.


PHYS 320 (Modern Phys)

MATH 200 (Calc. III)

Distribution Req.

PHYS 330 (Mechanics)

Upper level PHYS

Distribution Req.

Distribution Req.

MATH 218 (Linear Alg.)


Distribution Req.

PHYS 225 (Electronics)

CHEM 120 (Gen Chem I)

Math 243 (Diff. Eq.)

Upper level PHYS

CPSC 170 & 172.

CHEM 121 (Gen Chem II)


Since some courses are offered on a rotating basis, a student’s actual schedule may vary slightly from the above example. Note that in order to meet Hiram College’s graduation requirements, it may be necessary to structure a Student-Initiated Collegium so that each of the three courses may also be counted toward the Distribution Requirement. It is VERY important that this be done the freshman year so that other courses can be adjusted accordingly. See Dr. Mark Taylor to discuss the possibilities.