Darth Wong wrote:And here are the course requirements for a physics degree from the University of Waterloo (link), which is actually much better-known for its engineering faculty than its physics faculty:
Honestly when I think mathematics physics concentration I automatically think fourteen full credits out of twenty related to math or physics.
U of T wrote: Mathematics and Physics(Science program)
Consult Professor J.W. Lorimer, Associate Chair, Department of Mathematics, and the Associate Chair, Department of Physics.
(13.5 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 400-series course)
MAT157Y1, MAT240H1, MAT247H1; PHY140Y1
MAT257Y1, MAT267H1; PHY225H1, PHY251H1, PHY252H1, PHY255H1, PHY256H1
APM351Y1, MAT327H1, MAT354H1, MAT357H1, MAT363H1; PHY351H1, PHY352H1, PHY355H1
APM421H1, APM426H1; PHY457H1; APM446H1/PHY459H1/PHY460H1
The "H" credits are half year, and the "Y" credits are full year, equivalent to two 0.5 credits. Look at the numbers man and look at the course descriptions... APM is applied mathematics, the hardest math courses in the university, and there are only two whole first year credits! And those first year credits are the hardest credits there are, Analysis and Physics, the former being for Math Olympiad nerds, the latter a course designed to fail as many science fakers as possible to weed them out of first year (one girl I know spends every single day in the fucking library just to pull off a C!).
I don't understand how a university can get away with giving a guy a degree in physics without this. It is probably because hairball's degree doesn't say physics that he didn't meet the challenge to scan it, or maybe it says physics minor.
As an aside, every time I look at those courses I have nightmares. All the courses I have taken so far have been "watered" down versions of these courses and I had extreme difficulty with them. To the uninitiated, for the people who have no idea what those courses and numbers mean, I can tell you that kind of course load is designed for professional mathematicians, requiring 10+ hours of work each week just to stay afloat at a 60, and people would flunk and switch out like mad leaving a handful out of many hundreds of thousands graduating with this degree every year. Think under ten fucking guys out of a graduating class of thousands a year. Maybe even less... I look at the wall of Putnam (a hall of heroes for math nerds) and I see one or two guys a year on the plaque and those are the only guys I can imagine making it.
Someone who has a degree like this is a fucking giant, if on dean's list a legend. Are you sure you aren't setting the bar a little too high ahahahaha maybe you should just take a random science major with 8 core instead there's a lot more of them around...