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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 Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
Freshman Year Math 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 Year Math 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 Year Physics 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 Year Physics 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 Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
Freshman Year Math 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 Year Math 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 Year Physics 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 Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
Freshman Year Math 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 Year Math 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 Year Physics 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 Year Physics 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)