Edit:Damnit, forgot to finish the title. Sorry! "Nervous about scheduling courses for next two years" I met with my faculty mentor today and I'd like some quick advice about classes for next semester. I'm a semester behind in physics (but all my general education requirements are done, just poor scheduling on my part), currently in the spring of my sophomore year and I'm ready to start 'real' physics. In our department, there's a gauntlet of 6 classes that you are required to take; Mechanics I and II, Electromagnetism I and II and Quantum I and II. Most people stagger the courses like such (with other physics and math courses thrown in, but this is the backbone of the major): Semester 1: Mechanics I Semester 2: Mechanics II Electromagnetism I Semester 3: Electromagnetism II Quantum I and Semester 4: Quantum II There's no problem with this except that I have very few credits for next semester as is, no gen-eds to take, and no interest in an artsy-fartsy liberal arts class. I was thinking of taking Mechanics I and Electromagnetism I next semester and the second parts of both courses the following semester (plus perhaps Quantum I but that seems like asking for trouble). My mentor said tentatively that it was do-able, but it would be hard going. I think I could keep up with the workload and it's hardly unusual. At some point in my physics career, I'm going to have to take more than one or two physics classes a semester, so playing it safe for forever seems disingenuous. The reason I'm chomping at the bit to finish the gauntlet quickly is to get to more advanced classes before I graduate and become more useful to research faster. The recommended schedule would mean I finish the bare minimum for my degree, which isn't the worst thing that could happen but I'd like to go to grad school and do some neater stuff before I leave. I'd just like to know some of your takes on this situation, since I don't think PF has ever steered me wrong yet.