Bachelor of Arts in Physics: Concentration in Astronomy Roadmap
120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 52
Depending on courses completed through Early Start and in high school, students in Pathway/Category 3 or 4 may be required to enroll in additional courses before they can take MATH 199 or MATH 226. Most students in Pathway/Category 3 or 4 will need to take a stretch format for MATH 199 (MATH 197 in Fall 2018 and MATH 198 in Spring 2019). Before enrolling in a B4 course, students should verify their MATH Pathway/Category in their Student Center. Information regarding the courses that correspond with your MATH Pathway/Category can be found on the Developmental Studies Office Website.
To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.
ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.
Upon completion of the B.A. in Physics program, students will have taken 12 units of calculus courses that satisfy the Complementary Studies requirement for a B.A. degree.
Students who have earned AA-T or AS-T degrees and are pursuing a similar B.A. degree at SF State are required to fulfill the Complementary Studies requirement as defined by the major department. Students should consult with a major advisor about how transfer units and/or SF State units can best be applied to this requirement in order to ensure degree completion within 60 units.
Major Elective (8 units)
At least 8 units of upper division astronomy, physics, geosciences, mathematics or related subjects, selected on advisement. No more than 3 units of 600 level courses may count toward this requirement