Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BS in Physics with concentration in Pre-Professional Physics. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
MATH 125 (Major Requirement, Goal 1.2)4MATH 1264
Goal 2.1 Written Communication (2 crs required)3Goal 2.1 Written Communication (2 crs required)3
CHEM 130, 150, 170, or 190 and 191 (Major Requirement)5PHSX 211 (Goal 1.1, Major Requirement)14
Goal 2.2 Communication3PHSX 216 (Major Requirement)11
PHSX 150 (Major Requirement)0.5Goal 3 Humanities3
Elective1 
 16.5 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
PHSX 212 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Requirement)23MATH 320 (Major Requirement)3
PHSX 236 (Major Requirement)21PHSX 503 or 501 (Major Requirement)1
MATH 290 (Major Requirement)2PHSX 313 (Major Requirement)3
MATH 127 (Major Requirement)4PHSX 316 (Major Requirement)1
EECS 138 or 168 (Major Requirement)3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
Goal 4.1 Human Diversity3Goal 3 Humanities3
 16 14
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
PHSX 521 (Major Requirement)3PHSX 511 (Major Requirement)3
Math Elective (Major Requirement)3PHSX 621 (Major Requirement)3
PHSX 5164PHSX 536 (Major Requirement)4
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 16 16
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
PHSX 711 (Major Requirement)3PHSX 631 (Major Requirement)3
PHSX 531 (Major Requirement)3PHSX Elective (Major Requirement)3
PHSX 671 (Major Requirement)3Elective3
Goal 6 (Integration & Creativity)3Elective3
Elective3 
 15 12
Total Hours: 120.5
1

 PHSX 213 may be substituted in place of the combination of PHSX 211 and PHSX 216

2

  PHSX 214 may be substituted in place of the combination of PHSX 212 and PHSX 236

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to completed 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.