Jul 24, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog

Physics, B.S.


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(120 UNITS)

Bachelor of Science in Physics


The Bachelor of Science in Physics provides students with a broad knowledge of fundamental physics and its applications. Students develop the skills of investigation and experimentation required to analyze data and solve physical science problems using analytical, computational, graphical and mathematical methods. The curriculum provides students with a foundation for entry into a variety of applied physics and physics-related jobs in industry or government labs, and prepares them for teaching at the secondary school level or for post-graduate education in physics and astronomy.

In addition to the requirements for the major, students must meet all other university requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Please consult the Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree  section in this catalog for complete information. All courses required for the major must be completed with a “C” (2.0) or better. Formal academic advisement is required for all physics majors at least once every academic year.

Upper-Division Physics Electives (14 units)


Must include one laboratory course. For students completing a minor or second major in mathematics, another science, engineering or computer science, the upper-division physics elective requirement is 12 units.

Total (120 units)


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