Bachelor of Science in Physics

A Bachelor of Science (BS) in physics is geared for those that wish to pursue further studies in physics, astronomy, or related fields. It is a rigorous, broad, and versatile degree.

The lower and upper division courses required for a BS in physics are:

Lower Division (37 Units) 

MATH 30, 31, 32, (Calculus I, II, & III)
MATH 45 (Differential Equations)
CHEM 1A, 1B (General Chemistry I & II)
PHYS 11A, 11B, 11C (General Physics I, II, & III)

Upper Division (37 - 38 Units) 

PHYS 105 or MATH 105A (Mathematical Methods)
PHYS 106 (Intro to Modern Physics)
PHYS 110 (Classical Mechanics)
PHYS 115 (Electronics and Instrumentation) or PHYS 145 (Optics)
PHYS 124 (Thermodynamics)
PHYS 135 (Electricity and Magnetism)
PHYS 136 (Electrodynamics)
PHYS 150 (Quantum Mechanics)
PHYS 151 (Advanced Modern Physics)
PHYS 156 (Advanced Classical and Statistical Mechanics)
PHYS 175 (Advanced Physics Laboratory) 
PHYS 191 (Senior Project)
Physics Elective (3 unit minimum)

We offer elective courses in electronics, optics, acoustics, solid state physics, and computational physics.

For University degree requirements, please see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements page of the University Catalog.

For more details on the program, please see our Program Flier or the University Catalog.