Bachelor of Arts in Physics

Requirements (89 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements for the B.A. in Physics (Program Code: PHYS)

Lower-division requirements (53)
CHEM 215General Chemistry I: Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding6
CHEM 216General Chemistry II: Principles of Chemical Reactions6
MATH 211Basic Concepts of Calculus4
MATH 212Calculus II4
MATH 213Calculus III4
MATH 251Multivariable Calculus I4
MATH 252Multivariable Calculus II4
PHYS 221General Physics I5
PHYS 222General Physics II5
PHYS 223General Physics III5
PHYS 224General Physics IV3
PHYS 225General Physics V3
Upper-division requirements (29)
MATH 331Linear Algebra4
PHYS 306Classical Mechanics I4
PHYS 313Electrodynamics I4
PHYS 324Statistical and Thermal Physics4
PHYS 373Mathematical Methods of Physics I4
PHYS 398Junior Assessment1
PHYS 421Quantum Mechanics I4
PHYS 430Advanced Physics Laboratory4
Electives (7)
Seven units chosen from upper-division physics courses selected with the approval of the department:7
Classical Mechanics II
Electrodynamics II
Introduction to Modern Optics
Materials Science and Engineering
Introduction to Astrophysics
Quantum Mechanics II
Solid State Physics
Introduction to Nuclear Physics
Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics
Mathematical Methods of Physics II
Topics in Classical Physics: Mechanics
Topics in Classical Physics: Electrodynamics
PHYS 485A-D
Topics in Contemporary Physics
Mathematical Methods of Physics III
Physics Seminar
PHYS 595A-E
Independent Study
Total Units89