Bachelor of Science in Physics: Concentration in Astrophysics - Quantitative Reasoning Category III/IV and ENG 114

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 71

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 D 3
GE Area E 3
 Units15
Third Semester
MATH 226 Calculus I (Major Prerequisite, B4) 2,3 4
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
 Units13
Fourth Semester
CSC 309 Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
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
SF State Studies or University Elective 4
 Units15
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
ASTR 300 Stars, Planets, and the Milky Way (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
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
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units16
Seventh Semester
ASTR 301 Observational Astronomy Laboratory (Major Upper-Division Core) 2
PHYS 320 Modern Physics I (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
PHYS 330 Analytical Mechanics I (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
PHYS 385 Introduction to Theoretical Physics I (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
 Units11
Eighth Semester
ASTR 340GW The Big Bang - GWAR (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
PHYS 360 Electricity and Magnetism I (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
PHYS 370 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
 Units9
Ninth Semester
ASTR 400 Stellar Astrophysics (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
PHYS 430 Quantum Mechanics I (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Major Elective (6 Units Total) - Take One 5 3
 Units9
Tenth Semester
ASTR 470 Observational Techniques in Astronomy (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Select One (Major Culminating Experience): 3
Astronomy Research Literature
and Culminating Experience in Physics
 
Senior Project  
Major Elective (6 Units Total) - Take One 5 3
 Units9
 Total Units126