DIY major in X

The first time I attended a meet-up for this group, people directed me to

Teach Yourself Computer Science.

I thought this was a fantastic resource, and I’m hoping to finish working through two of the texts listed there by the end of this year.

Yesterday, I stumbled upon a similar page describing (in tremendous detail) how to complete your own bachelors and/or masters equivalent in physics:

(For inspiration, I also recommend reading the short blog entry linked at the top of that page: )

Both of these pages are such gems, but I haven’t had much luck in finding others. Usually a Google search for this sort of thing just leads me to books with titles like “Teach Yourself X in 24 hours.” Or else I arrive at some data dump of book titles in categories like “Good beginner books,” Good Intermediate books," etc. I’d much rather find pages like these, with a clearly outlined curriculum, chosen by someone who has either learned from or taught from the texts.

So, I’m wondering if anyone knows of similar sites, where an expert has clearly outlined how a self studier can complete the equivalent of an undergraduate major is some particular topic. I’m not even picky about what the topic is – I think most undergraduate majors would be worth considering. If anyone does know of such a site or sites, I’d love to know about.


I’m adding your other link from chat here so I can find it later. :slight_smile:

I’d love to work through something like that if I had time.

I was also looking at this book yesterday, but I had to get back to coding before getting too distracted:

Edit: on the topic of self-studying physics, I also have these books and lectures on my to-do [someday] list:

Also related:

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The Theoretical Minimum book and lectures look especially interesting.