Bachelor of Science in Physics

Requirements (107 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements for the B.S. 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 (45)
MATH 331Linear Algebra4
PHYS 306Classical Mechanics I4
PHYS 307Classical Mechanics II4
PHYS 313Electrodynamics I4
PHYS 314Electrodynamics II4
PHYS 324Statistical and Thermal Physics4
PHYS 373Mathematical Methods of Physics I4
PHYS 398Junior Assessment1
PHYS 421Quantum Mechanics I4
PHYS 422Quantum Mechanics II4
PHYS 430Advanced Physics Laboratory4
PHYS 473Mathematical Methods of Physics II4
Electives (9)
five or more units chosen from upper-division physics courses selected with the approval of the department:5
Introduction to Modern Optics
Materials Science and Engineering
Introduction to Astrophysics
Solid State Physics
Introduction to Nuclear Physics
Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics
Topics in Classical Physics: Mechanics
Topics in Classical Physics: Electrodynamics
Topics in Contemporary Physics
Mathematical Methods of Physics III
Physics Seminar
Independent Study
Four units of computer science course work at the 200-level or above selected with the approval of the Physics Department.4
Total Units107