Bachelor of Science in Physics

This is a suggested plan for students wishing to obtain a B.S. in Physics in four years. Physics students are strongly urged to consult with a faculty member in the Department of Physics prior to taking any classes at CSUSB. Course availability is subject to budgetary restrictions. The General Education Courses (labeled (A1) to (G1)) need not be taken in the order listed, except that certain categories must be completed before reaching upper division standing. See the Bulletin of Courses for details.

Fall QuarterWinter QuarterSpring Quarter
Freshman YearMath 211 (A3,B1)
(4 units)
Chemistry 215 (B3)
(6 units)
English 101 ( A1)*
(4 units)
GE (E1) (2 units)
Math 212 (4 units)
Chemistry 216
(6 units)
Physics 221 (5 units)
GE (E2) (2 units)
Math 213 (4 units)
Physics 222 (5 units)
Communications 120 (A2)* (4 units)
GE (A4)* (4 units)
Sophomore YearMath 251 (4 units)
Physics 223 (5 units)
Computer Science 201 (4 units)
GE (D1) (4 units)
Math 252 (4 units)
Physics 224 (3 units)
GE (B2) (5 units)
GE (D2) (4 units)
Math 331 (4 units)
Physics 225 (3 units)
GE (C1) (4 units)
GE (C2) (4 units)
Junior Year
Physics 324 (4 units)
Physics 373 (4 units)
GE (C3) (4 units)
GE (D3) (4 units)
Physics 306 (4 units)
Physics 313 (4 units)
Physics 473 (4 units)
GE (D4) (4 units)
Physics 307 (4 units)
Physics 314 (4 units)
Physics 398 (1 unit)
GE (C4) (4 units)
GE (E3) (2 units)
Senior YearPhysics 421 (4 units)
Upper Division Physics Elective
(1-4 units)
GE (C5) (4 units)
GE (B5) (4 units)
Physics 422 (4 units)
Physics 430 (4 units)
Natural Sciences 306 (F1 or F2) (4 units)
GE (B4) (2 units)
Upper Division Physics Elective (4 units)
GE (D5) (4 units)
GE (G1 or G2)
(4 units)