Requirements

B.S. IN PHYSICS

Requirements (109 units)
Total units required for graduation: 182

Lower-division requirements (53 units)

  1. CHEM 215. General Chemistry I: Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding (6)
  2. CHEM 216. General Chemistry II: Principles of Chemical Reactions (6)
  3. MATH 211. Basic Concepts of Calculus (4)
  4. MATH 212. Calculus II (4)
  5. MATH 213. Calculus III (4)
  6. MATH 251. Multivariable Calculus I (4)
  7. MATH 252. Multivariable Calculus II (4)
  8. PHYS 221. General Physics I (5)
  9. PHYS 222. General Physics II (5)
  10. PHYS 223. General Physics III (5)
  11. PHYS 224. General Physics IV (3)
  12. PHYS 225. General Physics V (3)

Upper-division requirements (44 units)

  1. MATH 331. Linear Algebra (4)
  2. PHYS 306. Classical Mechanics I (4)
  3. PHYS 307. Classical Mechanics II (4)
  4. PHYS 313. Electrodynamics I (4)
  5. PHYS 314. Electrodynamics II (4)
  6. PHYS 324. Statistical and Thermal Physics (4)
  7. PHYS 373. Mathematical Methods of Physics I (4)
  8. PHYS 421. Quantum Mechanics I (4)
  9. PHYS 422. Quantum Mechanics II (4)
  10. PHYS 430. Advanced Physics Laboratory (4)
  11. PHYS 473. Mathematical Methods of Physics II (4)

Electives (12 units)

  1. Eight units chosen from upper-division physics courses selected with the approval of the department:
    • PHYS 315. Introduction to Modern Optics (4)
    • PHYS 318. Materials Science and Engineering (4)
    • PHYS 370. Introduction to Astrophysics (4)
    • PHYS 450. Solid State Physics (4)
    • PHYS 461. Introduction to Nuclear Physics (4)
    • PHYS 463. Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics (4)
    • PHYS 480A. Topics in Classical Physics: Mechanics (4)
    • PHYS 480B. Topics in Classical Physics: Electrodynamics (4)
    • PHYS 485. Topics in Contemporary Physics (1-4)
    • PHYS 573. Mathematical Methods of Physics III (4)
    • PHYS 590. Physics Seminar (1)
    • PHYS 595. Independent Study (1-6)
  2. Four units of computer science course work at the 200-level or above selected with the approval of the Physics Department.

B.S. IN PHYSICS - APPLIED PHYSICS OPTION

Requirements (110 units)
Total units required for graduation: 183

Lower-division requirements (62 units)

  1. CHEM 215. General Chemistry I: Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding (6)
  2. CHEM 216. General Chemistry II: Principles of Chemical Reactions (6)
  3. CSE 201. Computer Science I (4)
  4. MATH 211. Basic Concepts of Calculus (4)
  5. MATH 212. Calculus II (4)
  6. MATH 213. Calculus III (4)
  7. MATH 251. Multivariable Calculus I (4)
  8. MATH 252. Multivariable Calculus II (4)
  9. PHYS 150. Introductory Electronics (5)
  10. PHYS 221. General Physics I (5)
  11. PHYS 222. General Physics II (5)
  12. PHYS 223. General Physics III (5)
  13. PHYS 224. General Physics IV (3)
  14. PHYS 225. General Physics V (3)

Upper-division requirements (44 units)

  1. MATH 331. Linear Algebra (4)
  2. PHYS 306. Classical Mechanics I (4)
  3. PHYS 313. Electrodynamics I (4)
  4. PHYS 314. Electrodynamics II (4)
  5. PHYS 318. Materials Science and Engineering (4)
  6. PHYS 324. Statistical and Thermal Physics (4)
  7. PHYS 350. Data Acquisition and Control (4)
  8. PHYS 352. Advanced Electronics (4)
  9. PHYS 373. Mathematical Methods of Physics I (4)
  10. PHYS 421. Quantum Mechanics I (4)
  11. PHYS 430. Advanced Physics Laboratory (4)

Electives (4 units)

  1. Four units chosen from upper-division physics course work selected with the approval of the department:
    • PHYS 307. Classical Mechanics II (4)
    • PHYS 315. Introduction to Modern Optics (4)
    • PHYS 370. Introduction to Astrophysics (4)
    • PHYS 422. Quantum Mechanics II (4)
    • PHYS 450. Solid State Physics (4)
    • PHYS 461. Introduction to Nuclear Physics (4)
    • PHYS 463. Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics (4)
    • PHYS 473. Mathematical Methods of Physics II (4)
    • PHYS 480A. Topics in Classical Physics: Mechanics (4)
    • PHYS 480B. Topics in Classical Physics: Electrodynamics (4)
    • PHYS 485. Topics in Contemporary Physics (1-4)
    • PHYS 573. Mathematical Methods of Physics III (4)
    • PHYS 590. Physics Seminar (1)
    • PHYS 595. Independent Study (1-6)

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