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

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

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 D 3
GE Area E 3
 Units15
Third Semester
MATH 226 Calculus I (Major Lower-Division Prerequsiite, 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 (Major Lower-Division Prerequisite) 3
MATH 227 Calculus II (Major Lower-Division Prerequisite) 4
PHYS 220
General Physics with Calculus I (Major Lower-Division Prerequisite, B1, B3)
or General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory
3
 Units10
Fifth 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 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 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 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
 Units13
Seventh 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
 Units11
Eighth Semester
PHYS 360 Electricity and Magnetism I (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
PHYS 370 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
PHYS 457 Introduction to Analog Electronics (Major Upper-Division Core) 4
 Units10
Ninth 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 5 3
 Units11
Tenth Semester
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 5 7
 Units9
 Total Units121