Physics with Tech Electives Curriculum Map

The curriculum sequence mapped below is a suggested sequence, as all Grainger Engineering students work with a department academic advisor to achieve their educational goals, specific to their needs and preparation.

Static version of curriculum map available here.

  • Course prerequisite chain
  • Immediate prerequisite
  • Credit or concurrent registration required
  • Concurrent registration required
  • Postrequisite course sequence


  • RHET 105 (or an alternative Composition I sequence) is taken either in the first or second semester of the first year, according to the student's UIN (Spring if your UIN is Odd). General Education Elective is taken the other semester. Composition I guidelines can be found at under Written Communication Requirement.
  • MATH 285 may be replaced by MATH 441 + MATH 442
  • Technical/professional electives totaling between 12-22 hours, selected from dept approved list, depending on the option chosen.
  • Take MATH 415 if PHYS 486 is taken OR use this for Free Elective
  • Flexible physics core elective totaling 9-15 hours, selected from dept approved list, depending on courses chosen.
  • MATH elective chosen from departmentally approved list and can’t be used to satisfy another requirement.
  • Take either PHYS 485 or PHYS 486. If take PHYS 485, an additional free elective hour or surplus flexible physics core course offsets the one-hour credit differential.
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The code used to present this flowsheet is based on original work shared by the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.