I've laid out a general plan of studies for my next few semesters here at my community college, and I have already completed the first semester (all 'A's with the exception of Physics in which I received an 'A-'): I had to take into consideration the prerequisites: Linear Algebra - requires Calculus II Differential Equations - requires Calculus III E&M - requires Physics III Thermodynamics - requires Calculus III Modern Physics - requires Physics III So I can't really rearrange the last semester unless I get approval from the Physics dept. head (who I think is away or something, which is why I am asking on this forum) and I don't want to get ahead of myself. I wanted to throw in a computational physics class and a physics engineering mechanics class as well but I don't think I can fit them in because they both require Calculus III which means I'll have to cram those into my last semester also, which appears to be being pushed to the limit already. However, I have no idea how difficult these classes are, so based on personal experience I was wondering if you guys have any input on if I can take these classes without sacrificing good grades, or if they're not worth impressing schools that I want to transfer to. Just to clarify the content of some classes, 'Intro to Physics Research' and 'Physics Research' are pretty much self-explanatory. They have no prerequisites except 'Physics Research' which is Physics II, but I thought it'd be smarter to take the introductory class the semester before the actual research one to prepare myself for the more advanced research topics. Both classes will involve presenting a dissertation of sorts at an undergraduate conference (both will be different research projects). I pushed these two towards the end because I wanted to build up some foundational knowledge in Physics before I can even start doing any research. I will also be applying to an REU/internship for the summer. 'Modern Physics' encompasses relativity, astro, atomic, nuclear, and basic particle physics and I had been warned that this class involves extremely heavy mathematics. Do you guys think this is too much workload? Too little? My goal is to transfer into a more competitive undergraduate school, otherwise I'd just take the bare minimum classes required to transfer to some cheap 4-year city college and take the upper-level courses there.