Bachelor of Science in Physics - Quantitative Reasoning Category I/II 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 226 Calculus I (Major Lower-Division Prerequisite, B4) 2 4
GE Area A 3 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
 Units16
Second 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 A 3
GE Area E 3
 Units14
Third Semester
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 B: Life Science (B2) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective (if selecting MATH 245) or 3
Linear Algebra (if selecting MATH 376)  
 Units14
Fourth Semester
CSC 309 Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
MATH 245
Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (Major Lower-Division Prerequisite)
or Ordinary Differential Equations I
3
PHYS 240
PHYS 242
General Physics with Calculus III
and General Physics with Calculus III Laboratory (Major Lower-Division Prerequisite)
4
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
 Units16
Fifth Semester
PHYS 320
PHYS 321
Modern Physics I
and Modern Physics Laboratory (Major Upper-Division Core)
5
PHYS 330 Analytical Mechanics I (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
PHYS 385 Introduction to Theoretical Physics I (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
GE Area C 3
 Units14
Sixth 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 (10 Units Total) - Take One 4 3
GE Area D 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
PHYS 430 Quantum Mechanics I (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
PHYS 460 Electricity and Magnetism II (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
PHYS 490 Physics Project Laboratory (Major Upper-Division Core) 2
Major Elective (10 Units Total) - Take One 4 3
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
 Units17
Eighth Semester
PHYS 457 Introduction to Analog Electronics (Major Upper-Division Core) 4
PHYS 491GW Advanced Laboratory II - GWAR (Major Upper-Division Core) 1
PHYS 695 Culminating Experience in Physics (Major Upper-Division Core) 1
Major Elective (10 Units Total) – Take Two 4 5
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units14
 Total Units120