Four-Year Plans

Our main sample four-year plan is on our Guide page. These are some alternative plans based on common paths we see students take through the degree. We want to emphasize that these are sample degree plans and that every student has a different situation and different needs. We are happy to work with students individually to help them develop a degree plan best suited to them. Please see the Advising page for details about meeting with an advisor to map out courses.

Starting with Calculus 1

First Year Fall (16 credits)

  • MATH 221 (5 credits)
  • CHEM 109 (5 credits)
  • Communication A- if needed (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

 

Second Year Fall (17 credits)

  • MATH 234 (4 credits)
  • PHYSICS 248 (5 credits)
  • MATH 320 (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

 

Third Year Fall (14 credits)

  • MATH 322 (3 credits)
  • PHYSICS 311 (3 credits)
  • PHYSICS 307 (2 credits)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

 

Fourth Year Fall (15 credits)

  • MATH 514 (3 credits)
  • Math elective (3 credits)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

First Year Spring (15 credits)

  • MATH 222 (4 credits)
  • PHYSICS 247 (5 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

 

Second Year Spring (17 credits)

  • MATH 321 (3 credits)
  • PHYSICS 249 (4 credits)
  • COMP SCI 200 (3 credits)
  • INTER-LS 210 (1 credit)
  • 200-level engineering course (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

 

Third Year Spring (16 credits)

  • PHYSICS 322 (3 credits)
  • PHYSICS 325 (4 credits)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

 

Fourth Year Spring (15 credits)

  • Math elective (3 credits)
  • Physics elective (3 credits)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

Transfer Student Plans

We see many transfer students hoping to pursue AMEP with a wide variety of courses and transfer credits. The following plans are there as a guide for students who have transferred to UW-Madison after one year at another institution. These plans assume a transfer student has completed through multivariable calculus, the second semester of introductory physics and has completed some general education credits.

As stated before, these are only guides for students to reference. Many transfer students have credits or placement scores different from what these plans assume and that’s perfectly normal. We’re happy to advise students interested in AMEP and help develop a plan tailored to the student and their previous coursework.

Domestic Transfer Student

First Year Fall (16 credits)

  • MATH 320 (3 credits)
  • PHYSICS 241 (4 credits)
  • CHEM 103 (4 credits)
  • Elective (1 credit)
  • Elective (3 credits)

 

Second Year Fall (16 credits)

  • MATH 322 (3 credits)
  • PHYSICS 322 (3 credits)
  • COMP SCI 200 (3 credits)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Elective (4 credits)

 

Third Year Fall (16 credits)

  • PHYSICS 325 (4 credits)
  • Math elective (3 credits)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

First Year Spring (16 credits)

  • MATH 321 (3 credits)
  • PHYSICS 311 (3 credits)
  • CHEM 104 (5 credits)
  • 200-level engineering course (3 credits)
  • Elective (2 credits)

 

Second Year Spring (15 credits)

  • MATH 514 (3 credits)
  • PHYSICS 307 (2 credits)
  • INTER-LS 210 (1 credit)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

 

Third Year Spring (16 credits)

  • Math elective (3 credits)
  • Physics elective (3 credits)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Elective (4 credits)

International Transfer Student

First Year Fall (16 credits)

  • MATH 320 (3 credits)
  • PHYSICS 241 (4 credits)
  • CHEM 103 (4 credits)
  • ESL 116 (3 credits)
  • Elective (2 credits)

 

Second Year Fall (16 credits)

  • MATH 322 (3 credits)
  • PHYSICS 322 (3 credits)
  • ESL 118 (3 credits)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • Elective (1 credit)

 

Third Year Fall (15 credits)

  • MATH 514 (3 credits)
  • PHYSICS 325 (4 credits)
  • Physics elective (3 credits)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Elective (2 credits)

First Year Spring (17 credits)

  • MATH 321 (3 credits)
  • PHYSICS 311 (3 credits)
  • CHEM 104 (5 credits)
  • ESL 117 (3 credits)
  • INTER-LS 210 (1 credit)
  • Elective (2 credits)

 

Second Year Spring (17 credits)

  • PHYSICS 307 (2 credits)
  • Math elective (3 credits)
  • Physics elective (3 credits)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

 

Third Year Spring (16 credits)

  • Math elective (3 credits)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Engineering course (3 credits)
  • Elective (4 credits)