Degree Requirements

All students are required to complete overall degree requirements in addition to their major.  Please see Degree Completion Requirements for full details for students entering in the 2019-2020 catalog year. 

For those students who started at Hiram prior to the 2019-2020 academic year, you will follow the Degree Requirements which are outlined in your catalog of record.

Major Requirements

For an engineering student who would like to major in physics, a typical 3 year schedule would be:

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
Fall 12 WeekHours
PHYS 21300 FUNMNTLS OF PHYSICS-W/LAB I:SM 4
MATH 19800 CALCULUS I:MM 4
FYEN 10101
FIRST-YEAR ENDURING QUESTIONS
or INTERDISCIPLINARY FOUNDATIONS
4
 Hours12
Fall 3 Week
Distribution Requirement 3-4
 Hours3-4
Spring 12 Week
PHYS 21400 FUNMNTL OF PHYSICS-W/LAB II:SM 4
PHYS 15000 USE OF TEST&MEASUREMENT EQUIP 1
MATH 19900 CALCULUS II:MM 4
FYUR 10201
FIRST-YEAR URGENT QUESTIONS
or INTERDISCIPLINARY FOUNDATIONS
4
 Hours13
Spring 3 Week
PHYS 22500 INTRO ELECTRONICS-W/LAB 4
 Hours4
Sophomore
Fall 12 Week
PHYS 32000 FUNMNTLS OF MRDN PHYSICS-W/LAB 4
MATH 20000 CALCULUS III:MM 4
Distribution Requirement 3-4
 Hours11-12
Fall 3 Week
PHYS 33000 MECHANICS 3
 Hours3
Spring 12 Week
Upper-level physics  
Distribution Requirement 3-4
Distribution Requirement 3-4
 Hours6-8
Spring 3 Week
MATH 21800 LINEAR ALGEBRA:MM 3
 Hours3
Junior
Fall 12 Week
Distribution Requirement 3-4
CHEM 12000 GEN I:STRUCTURE/BOND-W/LAB:SM 4
Distribution Requirement 3-4
 Hours10-12
Fall 3 Week
MATH 24300 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS:MM 3
 Hours3
Spring 12 Week
Upper-level physics  
CPSC 17000 JAVA SUPPLEMENT 1
CPSC 17200 INTRO TO PROGRAMMING-W/LAB:MM 4
CHEM 12100 GEN II:INTR CHEM ANLS-W/LAB:SM 4
 Hours9
Spring 3 Week
Elective 3-4
 Hours3-4
 Total Hours80-87

Note that in order to meet Hiram College's graduation requirements, it may be necessary to structure a Student Initiated Colloquium 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. Taylor to discuss the possibilities. Note also that this schedule may vary, as some of the courses are offered on a rotating basis.  A student is required a minimum of 120 credits to graduate.