Bachelor of Arts in Physics: Concentration in Astronomy - Quantitative Reasoning Category III/IV and Stretch English

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 52

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ENG 104 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice Stretch I 1 3
MATH 197 Prelude to Calculus I (Prerequisite for MATH 226) 2,3 3
GE Area A 4 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
 Units15
Second Semester
ENG 105 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice Stretch II (A2) 1 3
MATH 198 Prelude to Calculus II (Prerequisite for MATH 226, B4) 2,3 3
GE Area A 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
 Units15
Third Semester
ASTR 115 Introduction to Astronomy (Major Lower-Division Prerequisite, B1) 3
MATH 226 Calculus I (Major Lower-Division Prerequisite, B4) 2,3 4
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
GE Area E 3
 Units16
Fourth Semester
MATH 227 Calculus II (Major Lower-Division Prerequisite) 4
PHYS 220
PHYS 222
General Physics with Calculus I
and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory (Major Lower-Division Prerequisite, B1, B3)
4
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 5 3
 Units14
Fifth Semester
ASTR 301 Observational Astronomy Laboratory (Major Upper-Division Core) 2
MATH 228 Calculus III (Major Lower-Division Prerequisite) 4
PHYS 230
PHYS 232
General Physics with Calculus II
and General Physics with Calculus II Laboratory (Major Lower-Division Prerequisite)
4
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 5 3
 Units16
Sixth Semester
ASTR 300 Stars, Planets, and the Milky Way (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
PHYS 240
PHYS 242
General Physics with Calculus III
and General Physics with Calculus III Laboratory (Major Lower-Division Prerequisite)
4
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 5 6
 Units16
Seventh Semester
PHYS 320
PHYS 321
Modern Physics I
and Modern Physics Laboratory (Major Upper-Division Core)
5
Major Elective - Take Two 6 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units14
Eighth Semester
ASTR 340GW The Big Bang - GWAR (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
ASTR 470 Observational Techniques in Astronomy (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
PHYS 695 Culminating Experience in Physics (Major Upper-Division Core) 1
Major Elective - Take One 6 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 5 4
 Units14
 Total Units120