Get ready to transfer
Transfer students are strongly encouraged to contact the head advisor at the e-mail address below before coming to OSU. We can discuss which classes need to be taken ahead of time at your college, which can be taken here, and how to transfer credits from a semester to a quarter system.
PH 315, Physics of Contemporary Challenges, is a sophomore-level OSU course introducing quantum mechanics and thermal physics ideas. PH 335, Techniques of Theoretical Mechanics, is our first higher level course introducing higher level thinking about physics problems. These two courses are often taken in the sophomore year, but transfer students will simply take them in the junior year.
MTH 255, the second vector calculus term, can also be taken in the junior year. Physics content depending on this content is taught in Spring term.
Contact the head advisor (firstname.lastname@example.org) before coming to Oregon State.
A typical route through our major is listed below. The program in the first two years can vary depending on background.