Bachelor of Arts in Physics - Quantitative Reasoning Category III/IV and ENG 114

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 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 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
MATH 198 Prelude to Calculus II (Prerequisite for MATH 226, B4) 2,3 3
GE Area A 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area E 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 5 3
 Units15
Third Semester
MATH 226 Calculus I (Major Prerequisite, B4) 2,3 4
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) 3
GE Area D 3
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 5 6
 Units16
Fourth Semester
MATH 227 Calculus II (Major Prerequisite) 4
PHYS 220
PHYS 222
General Physics with Calculus I
and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory (Major Prerequisite, B1, B3)
4
GE Area D 3
GE Area C 3
 Units14
Fifth Semester
MATH 228 Calculus III (Major Prerequisite) 4
PHYS 230
PHYS 232
General Physics with Calculus II
and General Physics with Calculus II Laboratory (Major 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 (if selecting MATH 245) or 3
Linear Algebra (if selecting MATH 376)  
 Units14
Sixth Semester
MATH 245
Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (Major Prerequisite)
or Ordinary Differential Equations I
3
PHYS 240
PHYS 242
General Physics with Calculus III
and General Physics with Calculus III Laboratory (Major 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 5
 Units15
Seventh Semester
PHYS 320 Modern Physics I (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
PHYS 321 Modern Physics Laboratory (Major Upper-Division Core) 2
PHYS 330 Analytical Mechanics I (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
PHYS 385 Introduction to Theoretical Physics I (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units14
Eighth Semester
PHYS 360 Electricity and Magnetism I (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
PHYS 370 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Major Elective (On advisement. PHYS 460 or PHYS 325 recommended.) 4
SF State Studies or University Elective 5 3
 Units13
Ninth Semester
PHYS 490 Physics Project Laboratory (Major Upper-Division Core) 2
 Units2
Tenth Semester
PHYS 491GW Advanced Laboratory II - GWAR (Major Upper-Division Core) 1
PHYS 695 Culminating Experience in Physics (Major Upper-Division Core) 1
 Units2
 Total Units120