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# Major Requirements

## Major Requirements

### Course Requirements

#### Common Core

##### Physics

Course | Title | Quarter Hours |
---|---|---|

PHY 170 | UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I | 4 |

PHY 171 | UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II | 4 |

PHY 172 | UNIVERSITY PHYSICS III | 4 |

PHY 270 | UNIVERSITY PHYSICS IV | 4 |

PHY 300 | METHODS OF COMPUTATIONAL AND THEORETICAL PHYSICS I | 4 |

PHY 301 | METHODS OF COMPUTATIONAL AND THEORETICAL PHYSICS II | 4 |

PHY 330 | SENIOR CAPSTONE PHYSICAL SCIENCE (Liberal Studies Program Capstone) | 4 |

##### Mathematics

Course | Title | Quarter Hours |
---|---|---|

Select one of the following three-course Calculus sequences: | 12-18 | |

Sequence One | ||

MAT 150 | CALCULUS I | |

MAT 151 | CALCULUS II | |

MAT 152 | CALCULUS III | |

Sequence Two | ||

MAT 147 | CALCULUS WITH INTEGRATED PRECALCULUS I | |

MAT 148 | CALCULUS WITH INTEGRATED PRECALCULUS II | |

MAT 149 | CALCULUS WITH INTEGRATED PRECALCULUS III | |

Sequence Three | ||

MAT 160 | CALCULUS FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE MAJORS I | |

MAT 161 | CALCULUS FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE MAJORS II | |

MAT 162 | CALCULUS FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE MAJORS III | |

Sequence Four | ||

MAT 155 | SUMMER CALCULUS I | |

MAT 156 | SUMMER CALCULUS II | |

MAT 260 | MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS I | 4 |

#### Sequencing of Coursework

Students interested in majoring in physics, applied computational physics, or pre-engineering should enroll in PHY 170 and MAT 160 in the autumn quarter of their first year, provided they are adequately prepared in mathematics.

The sequences of PHY 170, PHY 171, and PHY 172 and MAT 160, MAT 161, and MAT 162 are prerequisites to PHY 270, PHY 300 and PHY 301, and PHY 370, which should be taken in the sophomore year together with MAT 260 and MAT 261.

It is recommended that students interested in the standard concentration or pre-engineering also take the chemistry sequence (CHE 130, or CHE 120 and CHE 131 and CHE 132 or CHE 122 and CHE 133, CHE 134 and CHE 135) their first year. Because of the predominance of physics, mathematics, and chemistry sequences in the freshman and sophomore years, it is crucial that Physics and Pre-Engineering majors be advised by Physics faculty upon enrollment at DePaul.

#### Concentration Requirements

Students must also complete the requirements from one of the following concentrations: Standard, Computational, Engineering, or Interdisciplinary Physics. Students are limited to declaring only one concentration.

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