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Physics, BS (2023-2024)


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The following curriculum map is plan for a new student with zero credits. If you have any transfer work, AP credits, Running Start credits, or any other type of college level coursework, your plan will be different. Please always connect with your advisor and faculty mentor to double check you are on the correct path! Also, if you are required to take pre-university level courses, your plan will be different too.

Required Supporting Courses: CHEM 171 & 171l, MATH 161, MATH 162, MATH 163, MATH 241, MATH 347, PHYS 151, PHYS 152, PHYS 153, PHYS 161, PHYS 162, PHYS 163

Year 1

Fall QuarterCreditsWinter QuarterCreditsSpring QuarterCredits
ENGL 1015ENGL 2015Humanities & Arts BACR 15
MATH 1615MATH 1625MATH 1635
PHYS 151 (a) (Natural Science BACR 1)4PHYS 152 (c) (Natural Science BACR 2)4PHYS 153 (d) 4
PHYS 161 (b)1PHYS 162 (b) 1PHYS 163 (b)1
Credit Total:15Credit Total:15Credit Total:15
Prerequisites: (a) MATH 161, (b) MATH 142, (c) PHYS 151 and concurrent enrollment in MATH 162, (d) PHYS 152, MATH 162

Year 2

Fall QuarterCreditsWinter QuarterCreditsSpring QuarterCredits
Gen. Elective4Humanities & Arts BACR 25Social Science BACR 25
MATH 2415Social Science BACR 15Gen. Elective4
PHYS 221 (a)5MATH 2315MATH 3474
PHYS 263 (b)1
Credit Total:15Credit Total:15Credit Total:13
Prerequisites: (a) PHYS 153, (b) PHYS 163

Year 3

Fall QuarterCreditsWinter QuarterCreditsSpring QuarterCredits
Gen Elective5Gen. Elective5Diversity5
Gen Elective5Major Elective4Gen. Elective4
PHYS 361 (a)4PHYS 321 (b)3Major Elective4
PHYS 362 (c)4PHYS 322 (b)3
Credit Total:14Credit Total:16Credit Total:16
Prerequisites: (a) PHYS 153, MATH 163, (b) Junior Standing, (c) PHYS 361,

Year 4

Fall QuarterCreditsWinter QuarterCreditsSpring QuarterCredits
Gen. Elective4Gen. Elective2Maj. Elective3
Maj. Elective4PHYS 371 (b)4PHYS 372 (d)4
Global5PHYS 402 (c)4PHYS 403 (e)4
PHYS 401 (a)4PHYS 491 5PHYS 411 (f)3
Credit Total:17Credit Total:15Credit Total:14
Prerequisites: (a) MATH 163 & PHYS 221, (b) MATH 163, PHYS 221, (c) PHYS 401, (d) PHYS 371, (e) PHYS 402, (f) PHYS 153, MATH 163

Note: Courses may not be available in the term in which they are recommended. Students should prepare alternative plans that will help them continue to make progress toward degree completion.