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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

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Bachelor of Science in Physics (PHYSBS01)

Five Year Plan - 120 Units Required

Course
Units
Course
Units
Semester 1
Semester 2
UNIV 100
Composition or Oral Communication
MATH 122
GE Class
1
3
4
3
Oral Communication or Composition
MATH 123
CHEM 111A
3
4
5
Total Units
11
Total Units
12
Semester 3
Semester 4

Critical Thinking
MATH 224
CHEM 111B
GE Class

3
4
5
3
PHYS 151
BIOL 200 or BIOL 211A
GE Class
GE Class
4
4-5
3
3
Total Units
15
Total Units
14-15
Semester 5
Semester 6

PHYS 152
GE class
GE class
GE class

4
3
3
3
PHYS 254
PHYS 255
MATH 364A or 370A
ENGL 317
3
1
3
3
Total Units
13
Total Units
10
Semester 7
Semester 8
MATH 461 or 370B
PHYS 310
PHYS 320
PHYS 360
3
3
3
3
PHYS 340A
PHYS 350
PHYS 380
GE Capstone course
3
3
3
3
Total Units
12
Total Units
12
Semester 9
Semester 10
PHYS 340B
PHYS 450
Upper Division Physics elective
GE Capstone course
3
3
1-4
3
Physics Lab course
Upper Division Physics elective
GE Capstone course
1-4
1-4
3
Total Units
10-13
Total Units
5-11

Physics Lab course can be PHYS 330, 403, 445, 476, 480 or with approval of the advisor 496.

The Physics Elective requirement can be met by a minimum of 6 units of upper division Physics courses.