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Advising & General Information


To schedule an appointment with the Director of Undergraduate Studies

During advising periods, each physics major will receive an email announcing the beginning of the advisement period. Each physics major is required to meet with his/her adviser before registering for the upcoming semester's classes.

If you wish to declare physics as your major please contact the director of undergraduate studies, Dr. Tom Bing, to discuss the degree options available to you. 

The Director of Undergraduate Studies is assisted by Susan Cook, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, who can also be contacted for information.

Pre-med students

The majority of pre-med students will fulfill their physics requirements after their freshmen year. However, pre-meds who want to keep a BS physics major open as an option, are advised to take calculus-based Physics 151 and 152 freshmen year.

Academic support

Support Programs in the Office for Undergraduate Education provide a range of advising and support resources for Emory undergraduates. We design these academic resources to enrich each student's educational experience as they transition to and continue into advanced courses. Tutors for most core curriculum courses are available. This is a free service provided by the College. 

ARCHE (cross registration)

The Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE), also known as Cross Registration, allows students in good standing and with the permission of the college dean (OUE) to take a course at a member institution that may not be offered at their home institution.

ARCHE is usually meant only as an option for courses not offered at Emory (as opposed to simply wanting to take a certain course in the Fall instead of in the Spring when our department offers it). Courses must be taken for a letter grade. Students will receive only credit on their Emory transcript. No GER credits will be awarded.

For more information and details, please visit the Emory Registrar’s info page for ARCHE.

Undergraduate lounge

The physics department provides majors and minors with a quiet and comfortable place to study within the Department. The Undergraduate lounge is located in room N229. It is adjacent to the Departments kitchen which you are also welcome to use.

Please feel free to bring guests from physics classes with whom you are studying, but be sure to always accompany your guests and observe consideration for other students who need a quiet study area. All guests must be accompanied by a Physics major or minor.

There are two computers set up with relevant software for your use. Please report any problems with them to Susan Cook in N248.

Building & department keys

Physics majors who need to use the study lounge may request a key by sending an email to Calvin Jackson. There is a $5.00 deposit for each key request. All keys need to be returned upon graduation or, if for any reason, you are no longer a physics major.