After talking with students from other schools and looking around at "typical" physics curricula, I can't help but wonder whether mine is a bit weak... I go to a large state school with a relatively tiny physics department and part of me thinks they have condensed the workload in order to convince more students to major in physics or even double major in it (I'm one of the few students who isn't double majoring in math or engineering). What do you guys think? These are the requirements: Physics: Undergrad Seminar Physics I Physics II Intro Modern Physics Mechanics [Symon] E&M I (there is technically an E&M II but I've never seen it offered) [Griffiths] Thermodynamics [?] Quantum I [Griffiths] Advanced Physics Lab Capstone (Quantum II, Senior Thesis, Issues in Modern Physics & Tech) + 4 Upper Level Physics electives Math: Calc I-III [Stewart] ODE + 2 Upper Level Math electives There is a healthy amount of physics electives offered and some decent research going on. http://physics.missouri.edu/undergraduate-program/undergrad-courses/ [Broken] Do you think this would be good enough preparation for top grad schools?