UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Physics, B.A.

YEAR 1: 1st Semester

Course Units
CHEM 101 and CHEM 101L (meets GE B1 Physical Science & GE B3 Science Laboratory Activity) 5
MATH 150A (meets GE Basic Skills: B4 Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning) 5
GE Basic Skills: A2 Written Communication 3
GE B2 Life Science 3
Total 16

YEAR 1: 2nd Semester

Course Units
MATH 150B 5
PHYS 225 and PHYS 220AL 5
GE D1 Social Sciences 3
Elective 2
Total 15

YEAR 2: 1st Semester

Course Units
MATH 250 3
PHYS 226 and PHYS 220BL 5
GE Basic Skills: A1 Oral Communication 3
GE E Lifelong Learning (COMP 110/L recommended) 4
Total 15

YEAR 2: 2nd Semester

Course Units
MATH 280 3
PHYS 227 and PHYS 227L 5
GE Basic Skills: A3 Critical Thinking 3
GE F Comparative Cultural Studies 3
Take the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE)
Total 14

YEAR 3: 1st Semester

Course Units
PHYS 301 (meets GE B5 Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning) 3
PHYS 311 3
PHYS 365 2
PHYS 389 3
GE C1 Arts 3
Total 14

YEAR 3: 2nd Semester

Course Units
PHYS 375 3
Upper Division Physics Elective (PHYS 402 recommended 3
Upper Division Physics Elective (PHYS 410 recommended) 3
GE C2 Humanities 3
GE Upper Division Section D1 Social Sciences 3
Total 15

YEAR 4: 1st Semester

Course Units
PHYS 431 4
GE D2 American History Institutions and Ideals 3
Electives 9
Total 16

YEAR 4: 2nd Semester

Course Units
PHYS 493 1
PHYS 497 3
GE D3 and D4 Constitution of the United States and State and Local Government 3
GE Upper Division Section F Comparative Cultural Studies 3
Electives 5
Total 15
OVERALL TOTAL UNITS 120