Physics

Granular Sand by Julien Chopin, PhD Candidate in Physics

Sample Chemistry Major Program

Core First-Year Courses: 3/2 Engineering Program

All 3/2 engineering students should register for the following courses during their first year regardless of their desired major at Clark.

Course Name

1, 2 Calculus, Mathematics 124 and 125 (satisfies FA)
3, 4 Physics, Physics 120 and 121 (satisfies SP)
(Phys 110 is not acceptable)
5, 6 Chemistry, Chemistry 101 and 102.
Computer science majors must take chemistry in summer school.
7 English Composition, English 20 (satisfies VE)
Other VE courses are not acceptable.
8 One more perspective course is normally taken in the first year, but you may choose a course from your major area instead.

Chemistry Track

Note: The credit for the above courses equals the allowed 8 course units per academic year. Students must fulfill the major requirements for Chemistry, Computer Science, ETS, Mathematics, or Physics, or choose a self-designed liberal arts/engineering major. See the 3/2 Engineering Committee to discuss the latter. It is impossible to complete most other majors without spending an additional year at Clark. Some majors, (Chemistry, Computer Science, and Physics) require you to take summer courses or to take five courses during the academic year to complete the requirements on time.

1st year
courses
Course # Course Name Units Perspective
Math 124/125 Honors Calculus I and II 2 FA
Chem 101/102 Intro Chemistry 2 SP
Engl 20 Intro Literature & Composition 1 VE
Phys 120 Intro Physics (with calculus) 1  
Phys 121 Classical Physics 1  
Elective -- Historical Perspective (a) 1 HP

2nd year
courses
Math 130 Linear Algebra 1  
Math 131 Multivariate Calculus 1  
Chem 131/132 Organic Chemistry 2  
Phys 130/131 Quantum Physics Seminar I/II 2  
Art/Music -- Art or Music History perspective 1 AP
Elective -- Values perspective (a) 1 VP

3rd year
courses
Math 244 Differential Equations 1  
Chem 142 Environmental Chemistry 1  
Chem 246 Instrumental Analysis 1  
Chem 250 Inorganic Chemistry 1  
Chem 260/262 Physical Chemistry I/II 2  
Csci/Phys 125 Computer Simulation Lab (b) 1  
Econ 10 Issues & Perspectives (a) 1 CP
Elective -- Language Perspective (a) 1 LP
-- Total Clark Credits 25 (c) 8
  1. These perspectives can be taken in any order.
  2. Using FORTRAN or PASCAL depending on intended engineering area.
  3. The 9 units indicated for the third year include one unit taken in summer school or one unit of transfer or advanced placement credit. It is not expected that 9 units be taken during the academic year. Alter natively, students may complete the Chem 260 requirement by registering for an appropriate chemical engineering course during their fourth year. Two of the elective units required for the chemistry major are fulfilled by advanced mathematics and physics courses in the above program.