We have assembled these How-To documents to help you make the most of your major at Goucher College, and to help you best prepare for the path you will take upon graduation.  

Below is a general timetable for navigating your choices during college.  Click here for a printable checklist for the Physics major. Click here for a checklist for a printable checklist for the 3+2 Engineering Program with Columbia University.    

Coursework

To Discuss With Your Advisor

Freshman Year

Physics 125 and 126               Your current academic interests and possible concentrations
Math 170 and 180 Post-graduation and career plans.

Sophomore Fall Year

Phy 220 Review current course choices and freshman grades
Math 222 Start summer plans (REU deadlines are often in December)
Start a resume
Review study-abroad options

Sophomore Spring Year

Phy 230 and 280 Discuss potential electives
Math 221 Check that the choice of major or concentration is still appropriate
Summer plans, including on-campus research

Junior Fall

300-level requirements Review current course choices and sophomore grades
Electives Summer plans (REU deadlines are often in December)
Post-graduation and career plans

Junior Spring

300-level requirements Grad school and GRE preparation
Electives Review resume
Summer plans, including on-campus research
Identify potential honors thesis

Senior Fall

300-level requirements Review current course choices and junior grades
Electives Grad school or job applications
Take GRE

Senior Spring Year

300-level requirements Post-graduation and career plans
Electives Major field test (an assessment, not an exam)