Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, B.S.


Lower Division:


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

Upper Division:

  • 6 units of upper-division physics electives

Take the following course:

Take one other upper-division mathematics courses (but NOT MATH 303, MATH 304, MATH 309, or MATH 310)

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

Grade Requirements

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

Junior Year

Senior Year

Note: Total three courses including lab course is required. Students are recommended to use both Fall* and Spring* semesters to complete this requirement.


*Note: one upper division physics elective and/or an upperdivision laboratory.


*Note: one (two) upper division physics elective(s) and/or an upper division laboratory.