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Pre-engineering courses are required by each program; specifics vary from program but examples are given below for the Dartmouth 2-1-1 program and the Columbia 3-2 program. A student interested in these programs must complete these courses in the first two or three years at Hamilton, and additional eight non-technical courses.
Dartmouth 2-1-1 Requirement Hamilton equivalent
Calculus 1 (Math 3) Math 113
Calculus 2 (Math 8) Math 116
Vector Calculus (Math 13) Math 216
Physics 1 (Phys 13) Phys 190/200
Physics 2 (Phys 14) Phys 195/205
Chemistry (Chem 5) Chem 120
Computer Science (CoSci 5) CSci 110
Differential Equations (Math 23) Math 235
Linear Algebra (Math 22) Math 224
Columbia 3-2 Requirement Hamilton equivalent
Calculus 1 (Math UN1101) Math 113
Calculus 2 (Math UN1102) Math 116
Vector Calculus (APMA E2000) Math 216
Physics 1 (Phys UN1401) Phys 190/200
Physics 2 (Phys UN1402) Phys 195/205
Chemistry (Chem UN1401) Chem 120
Computer Science (e.g. COMS W1004) CSci 110
Principles of Economics (Econ UN1105) Econ 100
Differential Equations (Math UN2030) Math 235
Linear Algebra (Math UN2010) Math 224

In addition to the program prerequisites, students must complete a major at Hamilton. A sample degree plan is given below for a major in physics with no advanced placement; details will vary depending on the chosen major at Hamilton and intended engineering program.

First Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Math 113 — Calculus I Math 116 — Calculus II
Phys 190 — Mechanical Universe Phys 195 — Waves and Fields
Writing-Intensive Elective Elective
Econ 100 Elective

Second Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Phys 290 — Quantum Physics Phys 295 — Electromagnetism
Math 224 — Linear Algebra Math 235 — Differential Equations
Chem 120 — Principles of Chemistry Phys 245 — Computers and Electronics
Elective Elective

Third Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Phys 370 — Thermodynamics/Stat Mech Phys 390 — Research Seminar
Math 216 — Vector Calculus CSci 110 — Intro. to Computer Science
Phys 350 — Classical Mechanics Phys 348 SSIH requirement
Elective Elective

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