Lower Division:

*Take all of the following courses*:

- PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 122. - PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism (4)

Prerequisite: PHYS 151;

Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 123. - PHYS 254 Modern Physics and Light (3)

Prerequisite: PHYS 152 or EE 210;

Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 224. - PHYS 255 Laboratory on Light & Modern Physics (1)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: PHYS 254. - MATH 122 Calculus I (4)

Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 111 and MATH 113. - MATH 123 Calculus II (4)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 122. - MATH 224 Calculus III (4)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 123 or MATH 222. - MATH 247 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)

Prerequisite: MATH 123 or MATH 222.

*Select one from the following three courses*:

- BIOL 200 General Biology (4)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.

or

- BIOL 211 Introduction to Evolution and Diversity (4)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better.

or

- CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)

Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination.

Corequisite: MATH 109 or higher.

NOTE: BIOL 111, BIOL 111L are required if courses were taken prior to catalog year 2010-11.

Upper Division:

*Take the following course*:

- MATH 364A Ordinary Differential Equations I (3)

Prerequisites: MATH 222 or MATH 224, and prerequisite or corequisite MATH 247.

*Take one other upper-division mathematics course*

Note: students interested in completing a minor in mathematics or applied mathematics should consult the appropriate advisor.

* Take all of the following*:

- PHYS 310 Analytic Mechanics (3)

Prerequisite: PHYS 151. Corequisite: MATH 364A or MATH 370A. - PHYS 320 Thermodynamics (3)

Prerequisite: PHYS 152. Prerequisite/Corequisite, PHYS 254. - PHYS 340A Electricity and Magnetism I (3)

Prerequisites: PHYS 152, PHYS 310. Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 370A or MATH 364A. - PHYS 340B Electricity and Magnetism II (3)

Prerequisite: PHYS 340A. - PHYS 350 Modern Physics (3)

Prerequisites: PHYS 310; MATH 370A or MATH 364A. - PHYS 360 Physics with Symbolic Algebra Software (3)

Prerequisite: PHYS 254. Prerequisite/Corerequisite: MATH 247. - PHYS 380 Electronics (4)

Prerequisite: PHYS 152. - PHYS 450 Quantum Physics I (3)

Prerequisites: PHYS 310, PHYS 340A, PHYS 350.

*Take one laboratory course chosen from*:

- PHYS 445, PHYS 446, PHYS 476 and PHYS 480

*Take 6 units of upper-division physics electives.*

Physics majors must have a "C" average in the major. Physics students must achieve a grade of "C" or better in each required course in the major. The following schedule is typical for a major who is a full-time student.

Sophomore Year

- Fall: PHYS 254, PHYS 255; MATH 224.
- Spring: PHYS 360, PHYS 380; MATH 247.

Junior Year

- Fall: PHYS 310, PHYS 320; MATH 364A.
- Spring: PHYS 340A, PHYS 350; Upper division MATH elective.

Senior Year

- Fall: PHYS 340B, PHYS 450.
- Spring: Three upper division physics electives (one of which is a laboratory).

- Bachelor of Science in Physics
- Bachelor of Arts in Physics
- Single Subject Preliminary Credential in Physics (code 183)
- Minor in Physics