Physics and Astronomy
Bachelor of Science in Physics
(code PHYSBS01) (120 units)
- Take all of the following courses:
- PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
- PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism (4)
- PHYS 254 Modern Physics and Light (3)
- PHYS 255 Laboratory on Light & Modern Physics (1)
- CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
- CHEM 111B General Chemistry (5)
- MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
- MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
- MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
- MATH 247 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
- Select one from the following:
- BIOL 200 General Biology (4)
- BIOL 211 Evolution and Diversity (4)
- NOTE: BIOL 111, 111L are required if courses were taken prior to catalog year 2010-11.
- Take the following courses:
- ENGL 317 Technical Writing (3)
- MATH 364A Ordinary Differential Equations I (3)
- Take one other upper-division mathematics course
- Take all of the following:
- PHYS 310 Analytic Mechanics (3)
- PHYS 320 Thermodynamics (3)
- PHYS 340A Electricity and Magnetism I (3)
- PHYS 340B Electricity and Magnetism II (3)
- PHYS 350 Modern Physics (3)
- PHYS 360 Physics with Symbolic Algebra Software (3)
- PHYS 380 Electronics (4)
- PHYS 450 Quantum Physics I (3)
- Take one laboratory course chosen from:
- PHYS 445, 446, 476 and 480
- The remaining (up to 8) units are to be chosen from any upper-division physics courses.
Physics majors must have a "C" average in the major. Physics students must achieve a grade of "C" or better in each required course in the major. The following schedule is typical for a major who is a full-time student.
- Fall: PHYS 254, 255; MATH 224.
- Spring: PHYS 360, 380; MATH 247.
- Fall: PHYS 310, 320; MATH 364A.
- Spring: PHYS 340A, 350; Upper division MATH elective.
- Fall: PHYS 340B, 450.
- Spring: Three upper division physics electives (one of which is a laboratory).