I am a senior in high school who is anxious to begin my physics major. Next year, I will likely attend UC Berkeley or UT Austin. I have general question, but if someone has information particular to these schools, that would be appreciated too. What does the course load for a first year physics major in college look like, typically? I ask this because I am ready for my classes to only pertain to aspects of my major, which would mean Physics and Math courses. How much of a freshman's course load is major-specific? That is, are there courses like English and History? If so, at what level are courses mostly major-specific? Sophomore, junior, senior? How much does it vary with differing institutions?