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 Physics And Chemistry Double Major

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Minimum GPA = 3.0
Only one additional year with the same average load to obtain a BSc second degree

General Requirements

CHEM Requirments (general):Phys Requirments (general ): Double M.
Couse Hrs Couse​ Hrs ​​​Couse​
ENGL 101 3 Intro to Academic Discourse ENGL 101 3 ENGL 101
ENGL 102 3 Intro to Report Writing ENGL 102 3 ENGL 102
ENGL 214 3 Academic & Professional Communication ENGL 214 3 ENGL 214
Math 101 4 Calculus I​ Math 101 4 Math 101
Math 102 4 Calculus II Math 102 4 Math 102
Math 201 3 Calculus III Math 201 3 Math 201
Math 202 3 Differential Equations Math 202 3 Math 202
Chem 101 4 General Chemistry I Chem 101 4 Chem 101
Chem 102 4 General Chemistry II Chem 102 4 Chem 102
PE 101 1 Physical Education I PE 101 1 PE 101
PE 102 1 Physical Education II PE 102 1 PE 102
IAS 101 2 Practical Grammar IAS 101 2 IAS 101
IAS 111 2 Belief and its Consequences IAS 111 2 IAS 111
IAS 201 2 Writing for Professional Needs IAS 201 2 IAS 201
IAS 212 2 Professional Ethics IAS 212 2 IAS 212
IAS 301 2 Oral Communication Skills IAS 301 2 IAS 301
IAS 322 2 Human Rights in Islam IAS 322 2 IAS 322
IAS 4xx 2 IAS 4xx 2 IAS 4xx
GS xxx 3
Phys 101 4 General Physics I Phys 101 4 Phys 101
Phys 102 4 General Physics II Phys 102 4 Phys 102
PHYS 201 4 General Physics III
ICS 103 3 Computer Programming in C ICS 103 3 ICS 103
Total= 62 Total= 61 Total=​

Notes:
The two science departments have very simialr general requirments

PHYS 201 is substituted by PHYS 211 and PHYS 212

Core Requirements
CHEM Core (50-13 = 37):Physics Core: Double M.
Couse Hrs Couse Hrs​​ ​​ Couse
CHEM 223 2 Quantitative Methods of Chemical Analysis PHYS 211 3 Optics PHYS 211
CHEM 323 3 Instrumental Chemical Analysis PHYS 212 4 Modern Physics PHYS 212
CHEM 324 3 Advanced Instrumental Chemical Analysis PHYS 301 3 Classical mechanics PHYS 301
CHEM 331 4 Inorganic Chemistry PHYS 303 3 Experimental physics I PHYS 303
CHEM 332 3 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry PHYS 304 2 Experimental physics II PHYS 304
CHEM 201 4 Organic Chemistry I PHYS 403 2 Senior Lab PHYS 403
CHEM 202 4 Organic Chemistry II PHYS 305 3 Electricity & Mag I PHYS 305
CHEM 303 3 Spectroscopic and Qualitative Org. Chem. PHYS 306 3 Electricity & Mag II PHYS 306
CHEM 212 4 Physical Chemistry I PHYS 401 3 Quantum Mechanics I PHYS 401
CHEM 311 4 Physical Chemistry II PHYS 402 3 Quantum Mechanics II PHYS 402
CHEM 312 3 Physical Chemistry III PHYS 430 4 Thermal/Stat Physics PHYS 430
Total= 37 Total= 33 CHEM 223
CHEM 323
​​​ Notes:​ CHEM 324
CHEM 331
CHEM 332
CHEM 201
CHEM 202
CHEM 303
CHEM 212
CHEM 311
CHEM 312
Total=

Training/Research
CHEM (7):
Physics (3)Double M.
CHEM 399 2 Summer Training PHYS 399 2 CHEM 399
CHEM 471 2 Chemistry Senior Project I PHYS 409 1
CHEM 472 2 Chemistry Senior Project II CHEM 471
CHEM 471 1 CHEM 472
Notes: CHEM 471
Total=

Notes:
The student should take the training course from his base department*
* The student must seek an approval to change department under which the training is supervised
The student should take the seminar course from his base department*

Electives
CHEM (20-2): Physics (21) Double M.
CHEM xxx 6 PHYS xxx 12 PHYS xxx
Free 12 MATH xxx 6 CHEM xxx
Technical 9MATH xxx
Notes:
Physics: 9 credits of technical electives = CHEM 212, CHEM 311, and CHEM 312
CHEM : 12 credit electives = PHYS 305, PHYS 306, PHYS 401 & PHYS 402
PHYSICS drops the requirment of 3 credit physics electives because chemistry program contains sufficient basic sciences courses
PHYSICS drops the requirment of 3 credit math electives

The double major student is recommended to take PHYS 432 as a physics elective
Phys 432 3 Introduction to Solid State Physics

Summary
CHEM Physics Double CHEM
General 52 61 58 8
Core 50 33 70 37
Electives 20 27 18 6
training/R 2 3 7 7
Total= 124 124 153 58

A chemistry majoring student needs to take 29 extra credits (153-124= 29 = 15 +14).
A PHYS majoring student needs to take 29 extra credits (153-124= 29 = 15 +14).
The extra load is equivalent to one additional academic year

  CHEM Physics Double
Total credits 124 124 153
Years of study 4 4 5
avg load per term 15.50 15.50 15.30

Double Major in Physics & Mathematics Curriculum

COURSE TITLE LT LB CR COURSE TITLE LT LB CR
First Year (Freshman)
CHEM101 General Chemistry I 3 4 4 CHEM102 General Chemistry I 3 4 4
ENGL 101 Intro. to Acad. Discourse 3 0 3 ENGL 102 Intro. to Report Writing 3 0 3 MATH= 
MATH 101 Calcalus I 4 0 4 Math 102 Calculus II  4 0 4 8
PE 101 Physical Education I 0 2 1 PE 102 Physical Education II 0 2 1 PHYS=
PHYS 101 General Physics I 3 3 4 PHYS 102 General Physics II 3 3 4 8
   13 9 16 0 0 13 9 16 32


Second Year (Sophomore)
ENGL 214 Academic & Prof. Rep. 3 0 3 ICS 103 Computer Programming in C 2 3 3
Math 201 Calculus III 3 0 3 Math 202 Elementary Diff Equations 3 0 3
MATH 232 Sets and Structures  3 0 3 MATH 280 Linear Algebra  3 0 3 MATH= 
PHYS 211 Optics 2 3 3 PHYS 212 Modern Physics  3 3 4 12
IAS 111 Belief and its Consequences  2 0 2 IAS 101 Practical Grammar  2 0 2 PHYS=
           7
   13 3 14 0 0 13 6 15 29



Third Year (Junior)
MATH 301 Applied Math 3 0 3 MATH 345 Modern Algebra I 3 0 3
MATH 321 Numerical Computing 3 0 3 STAT 201 Statistics 3 0 3
PHYS 303 Experimental physics I 2 3 3 PHYS 304 Experimental physics II 1 3 2 MATH= 
PHYS 305 Electricity & Magnetism I 3 0 3 PHYS 306 Electricity and Magnetism II 3 0 3 11
IAS 212 Professional Ethics 2 0 2 IAS 201 Writing for Prof. Needs 2 0 2 PHYS=
PHYS xxx  3 0 3 PHYS xxx  3 0 3 11
   16 3 17 0 0 15 3 16 33


Summer Session PHYS/Math 399 Summer Training 0 0 2 2


Fourth Year ( Senior)
MATH 311  Advanced Calculus I 3 0 3 MATH 411 Advanced Calculus II 3 0 3
MATH 430 Complex Variables 3 0 3 MATH xxx Math elective 3 0 3
PHYS 301 Classical Mechanics I 3 0 3 PHYS 401 Quantum Mech. & Application I 3 0 3 MATH= 
PHYS 430 Thermal & Stat. Physics 4 0 4 PHYS 409 Physics Seminar 1 0 1 12
IAS 301 Oral Communications Skills 2 0 2 IAS 322 Human Rights in Islam 2 0 2 PHYS=
MATH 490  1 0 1      12
   16 0 16 0 0 12 0 12 28



Fifth Year
IAS 4xx IAS Elective 2 0 2 GS xxx Elective 3 0 3
PHYS 403 Senior Physics lab 0 6 2 PHYS xxx Physics Elective III 3 0 3
PHYS 402 Quantum Mech. App. II 3 0 3 PHYS xxx Physics Elective IV 3 0 3 MATH= 
MATH xxx Math elective 3 0 3 MATH xxx Math elective 3 0 3 12
MATH xxx Math elective 3 0 3 MATH xxx Math elective 3 0 3 PHYS=
12
   11 6 13 0 0 15 0 15 28


​​​​​​Total = ​1​52
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Guidelines for selecting course flow:
satisfy the pre-request co-request for each course espicially key courses

Take a reasonable load (4-5) technical coures with one light course
The course number is related to level and thus avoid jumping 
                    (e.g. taking 4xx when you are in 2-level / Sophomore)

Distribute Humanity courses over semesters as they are not too demanding
Taking summer sessions could reduce the load in the regular semesters
In double major case, try to make the two majors run in parallel
                  avoid level discrepancy (being senior in one and sophomore in another)
Be professional in both departments: A phyhsicst and a mathematician
Best wishes, JH
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