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Physics

Bachelor of Science in Physics

Required: 59 units in physics, including:

  • Core Curriculum: (31 units) Required of all students majoring in the Department of Physics

PHYS 231, 231L General Physics I, laboratory
PHYS 232, 232L General Physics II, laboratory
PHYS 233, 233L General Physics III, laboratory
PHYS 301 Mathematical Physics
PHYS 326 Human Body Mechanics
PHYS 385 Physics Seminar (to be taken twice)
PHYS 415 Advanced Physics Lab
PHYS 464 Statistical and Thermal Physics

  • Core Curriculum: (31 units) Required of all students majoring in the Department of Physics

PHYS 231, 231L General Physics I, laboratory
PHYS 232, 232L General Physics II, laboratory
PHYS 233, 233L General Physics III, laboratory
PHYS 301 Mathematical Physics
PHYS 326 Human Body Mechanics
PHYS 385 Physics Seminar (to be taken twice)
PHYS 415 Advanced Physics Lab
PHYS 464 Statistical and Thermal Physics

  • Additional courses required:

PHYS 308 Computational Physics

PHYS 315 Modern Physics
PHYS 327 Advanced Mechanics
PHYS 344 Quantum Physics
PHYS 415 Advanced Physics Lab

PHYS 481 Electromagnetic Theory I
PHYS 482 Electromagnetic Theory II

  • Required Cognates:

CHEM 111, 111L General Chemistry 1, laboratory
CHEM 112, 112L General Chemistry 1I, laboratory
CHEM 113, 113L General Chemistry 1II, laboratory

MATH 131 Calculus I
MATH 132 Calculus II

MATH 133 Calculus III

CPTG 121 Intro to Computer Science I

MATH 231 Intro to Linear Algebra and Discrete Mathematics
MATH 232 Differential Equations

  • Plus, choice of 4 elective units from:

PHYS 335 Optics and Lasers
PHYS 353 Electronics
PHYS 475 Radiation Physics

Any Math or Biophysics courses