Physics B.S. Representative Program

The bold courses are the core of the upper-division B.S. program.

FRESHMAN

FALL QUARTERWINTER QUARTERSPRING QUARTER
Physics 9HA**Physics 9HBPhysics 9HC
  Physics 9A*
Math 21AMath 21BMath 21C
Chem 2AChem 2B(rec)Chem 2C(rec)

SOPHOMORE

FALL QUARTERWINTER QUARTERSPRING QUARTER
Physics 9HDPhysics 9HE 
Physics 9B*Physics 9C*Physics 9D*
Math 21DMath 22AMath 22B
ECS 30

JUNIOR

FALL QUARTERWINTER QUARTERSPRING QUARTER
Physics 104APhysics 104BPhysics 104C
Physics 105APhysics 105BPhysics 108
Physics 102Physics 110APhysics 108L
Physics 116APhysics 116BPhysics 110B
Physics 151#Physics 153#Physics 115A
  Physics 116C
  Physics 154#

SENIOR

FALL QUARTERWINTER QUARTERSPRING QUARTER
Physics 110CPhy 122A or 122BPhysics 155#
Physics 112Physics 156#Physics 129A
Physics 115BPhysics 130APhysics 130B
Physics 152#Physics 140APhysics 140B
 
  

*Alternative to Honors Courses.
**Honors Physics highly recommends advanced placement in calculus, but this can be waived.
# Course not offered every year.

Core Courses are those bolded (41 units). Students must take (8 units) of advanced elective. Students must take 3 italicized courses, two of which must be a 2-course sequence in the same field of Physics and the third in a different field (12 units: Astro/Cosmo, Nuclear/Particle, or Condensed Matter).

Course Substitution/Waiver Requests

  • Needs to be submitted well in advance, preferably prior to enrollment in the course.
  • Contact the Undergraduate Academic Advisor to set up a meeting with a faculty advisor.
  • Faculty advisor submits course substitution/waiver request to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for approval. You will be contacted once the committee reaches a decision.