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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

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Bachelor of Science in Physics (PHYSBS01)

Four Year Plan - 120 Units Required

Course
Units
Course
Units
Semester 1
Semester 2
Composition or Oral Communication
MATH 122
CHEM 111A
GE Class
3
4
5
3
Oral Communication or Composition
MATH 123
CHEM 111B
PHYS 151
3
4
5
4
Total Units
15
Total Units
16
Semester 3
Semester 4

Critical Thinking
MATH 224
PHYS 152
GE class
GE class

3
4
4
3
3
PHYS 254
PHYS 255
MATH 364A or MATH 370A
BIOL 200 or BIOL 211A
GE class
3
1
3
4-5
3
Total Units
17
Total Units
14-15
Semester 5
Semester 6

GE class
MATH 461 or MATH 370B
PHYS 310
PHYS 320
PHYS 360

3
3
3
3
3
GE Capstone course
GE class
PHYS 340A
PHYS 350
PHYS 380
3
3
3
3
4
Total Units
15
Total Units
16
Semester 7
Semester 8
GE Capstone course
GE class
PHYS 340B
PHYS 450
Upper Division Physics
3
3
3
3
1-4
GE capstone course
Upper division Physics
Physics Lab course
ENGL 317
3
1-4
1-4
3
Total Units
12
Total Units
8-14

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.