All prospective physics majors should consult with a facutly member in the department as early as possible. Prospective physics majors should try to take Physics 111-112 and its associated laboratory in their first year, along with Mathematics 112 (if needed) and Mathematics 122 (Integral Calculus). Physics 101, 105, and 107 may not be used for credit towards a major or minor in physics, but they may be used for general degree credits.

Students planning to pursue graduate study in engineering are strongly encouraged to earn the Pre-Engineering Certificate. Students planning to pursue a dual degree program in engineering should consult with the faculty member who serves as the pre-engineering advisor (Dr. Ann Viano, Department of Physics) as early as possible after beginning coursework at Rhodes.