Roadmaps to Graduation

Students intending to teach high school physics should take the BA or BS degree. Students intending to go to graduate school in physics should take the BS degree. Students wishing to get a job in industry immediately after graduation should take the BS or BS--Applied Option degree.

Bachelor of Arts in Physics

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)
Elective (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 YearPhysics 373 (4 units)
GE (C3) (4 units)
GE (D3) (4 units)
Elective (4 units)
Physics 306 (4 units)
Physics 313 (4 units)
GE (D4) (4 units)
Elective (2 units)
Physics 398 (1 unit)
Upper Division Physics Elective (4 units)
GE (C4) (4 units)
Natural Sciences 306 (F1 or F2) (4 units)
Senior YearPhysics 324 (4 units)
Physics 421 (4 units)
GE (B5) (4 units)
GE (E3) (2 units)
Physics 430 (4 units)
GE (B4) (2 units)
GE (C5) (4 units)
Elective (4 units)
Upper Division Physics Elective (4 units)
GE (D5) (4 units)
GE (G1 or G2)
(4 units)

Bachelor of Science in Physics

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)

Bachelor of Science in Physics - Applied Physics

Fall QuarterWinter QuarterSpring Quarter
Freshman YearMath 211 (A3,B1)
(4 units)
Chemistry 215 (B3)
(6 units)
English 107 (A1)* (4 units)
Math 212 (4 units)
Chemistry 216
(6 units)
Physics 221 (5 units)
GE (E1) (2 units)
Math 213 (4 units)
Physics 222 (5 units)
Physics 150 (5 units)
GE (E2) (2 units)
Sophomore YearMath 251 (4 units)
Physics 223 (5 units)
Computer Science 201 (4 units)
Communications 120 (A2)* (4 units)
Math 252 (4 units)
Physics 224 (3 units)
Physics 350 (4 units)
GE (D1) (4 units)
Math 331 (4 units)
Physics 225 (3 units)
GE (A4)* (4 units)
GE (D2) (4 units)
Junior YearPhysics 324 (4 units)
Physics 373 (4 units)
GE (C1) (4 units)
GE (D3) (4 units)
Physics 306 (4 units)
Physics 313 (4 units)
GE (B2) (5 units)
GE (C2) (4 units)
Physics 314 (4 units)
Physics 398 (1 unit)
GE (D4) (4 units)
GE (C3) (4 units)
Natural Sciences 306 (F1 or F2) (4 units)
Senior YearPhysics 318 (4 units)
Physics 421 (4 units)
GE (B5) (4 units)
GE (C4) (4 units)
Physics 430 (4 units)
GE (B4) (2 units)
GE (C5) (4 units)
GE (E3) (2 units)
Physics 352 (4 units)
GE (D5) (4 units)
GE (G1 or G2)
(4 units)