Physics - BS Checklist

Suggested Freshman Year Courses:
PHYS 190 PHYSICS & ENGINEERING COLLOQUIUM done need
PHYS 201 NEWTONIAN MECHANICS done need
EITHER
          MATH 118* DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS done need
          AND
          MATH 119* INTEGRAL CALCULUS done need
     OR
          MATH 121* CALCULUS I done need
MATH 122 CALCULUS II* done need
Suggested Sophomore Year Courses:
PHYS 202 ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM done need
PHYS 203 MODERN PHYSICS done need
MATH 331 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS done need
Suggested Junior/Senior Year Courses:
PHYS 315 EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS ** done need
PHYS 350 ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY ** done need
PHYS 370 THERMAL PHYSICS done need
PHYS 390 QUANTUM MECHANICS ** done need
PHYS 432 THEORETICAL MECHANICS *** done need
PHYS 480 SENIOR SEMINAR: PHYSICS CAPSTONE ** done need
ELECTIVE ***** done need
ELECTIVE ***** done need
ELECTIVE ***** done need
Elective Choices For Major:
PHYS 205 RESEARCH EXPERIENCE done need
PHYS 405 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1/2 UNIT) done need
PHYS 406 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1 UNIT) done need
PHYS 407 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1/2 UNIT) done need
PHYS 416 INTERNSHIP done need
PHYS 452 BIOPHYSICS **** done need
PHYS 456 ASTROPHYSICS **** done need
PHYS 457 PHYSICS OF MATERIALS **** done need
PHYS 458 OPTICS & SPECTROSCOPY **** done need
PHYS 495 HONORS PROJECT (1/2 UNIT) done need
PHYS 496 HONORS PROJECT (1 UNIT) done need
PHYS 497 HONORS PROJECT (1/2 UNIT) done need
PHYS 499 SPECIAL TOPICS done need
MATH 332 ADVANCED DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS done need
MATH 342 NUMERICAL ANALYSIS done need


CHEM 110 MODERN CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
OR
CHEM 111 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I


done need
CHEM 112 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II done need
CPSC 120 FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE I done need
CPSC 170 FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE II done need
BIOL 120 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY done need
BIOL 210 CELL BIOLOGY done need

*MATH 118 AND 119, or MATH 121 and 122 are not explicitly required in the major but are prerequisites for all physics courses in the major.  Students with a calculus background should consult a physics or mathematics faculty member about the need to take these courses.

** Taught in 2011-2012 and alternate years: take either Junior or Senior year depending upon when offered.

*** Taught in 2012-2013 and alternate years: take either Junior or Senior year depending upon when offered.

**** Offered on a rotating basis,not every year.

***** Three elective units are required, with two units at the 400-level.