Physics Graduate School Emphasis Requirements (BA/BS)

(Recommended for students intending to attend graduate school.)

Major Requirements - 38 units
Select one of the following:10
PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS I (GL)
and PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II (GL)
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS I (GL)
and PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS II (GL)
PHYSCS 221INTERMEDIATE LABORATORY2
PHYSCS 305MECHANICS - STATICS3
PHYSCS 310MECHANICS - DYNAMICS3
PHYSCS 324METHODS OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS3
PHYSCS 325CLASSICAL ELECTROMAGNETISM3
PHYSCS 344MODERN PHYSICS4
PHYSCS 364THERMAL PHYSICS3
PHYSCS 489PHYSICS SENIOR SEMINAR2
Select 2 units of the following:2
FRONTIERS OF ENGINEERING AND PHYSICS
Select the remaining units from Physics numbered 300 or 400 with no more than 3 units from courses PHYSCS 490 thru PHYSCS 4993
Total Units38
Unique Requirement - 12 units
MATH 255CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III3
MATH 355MATRICES AND LINEAR ALGEBRA3
MATH 361DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS3
COMPSCI 172INTRODUCTION TO JAVA (GM)3
or COMPSCI 174 INTRODUCTION TO C++ (GM)
Total Units12
Writing Requirement - 3 units
ENGLISH 370ADVANCED COMPOSITION3
or ENGLISH 372 TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING
Total Units3

Department Exit Interview

An approved minor is required for this major.