Freshman and Sophomore Recommended Course Schedule

Freshman and Sophomore Recommended Course Schedule

The Physics Department offers 3 tracks for the Bachelor of Science degree in Physics:

  • Standard Track
  • Advanced Track
  • Honors Track

It is highly recommended that you take courses in differential and integral calculus prior to matriculation.

STANDARD & ADVANCED TRACKS
These tracks are appropriate for most majors.

Freshman Year
Fall Winter Spring
PHYS 20
MATH 3A
CHEM 1A
PHYS 21
MATH 3B
CHEM 1B
PHYS 22
MATH 4A
Sophomore Year
PHYS 23
PHYS 3L
MATH 6A
PHYS 24
PHYS 4L
MATH 4B
PHYS 25
PHYS 25L
MATH 6B

Students may take PHYS 1 for two units after receiving a grade of C- or lower in PHYS 20.

HONORS TRACK
This track is intended for well prepared students who plan to go on to Graduate School in Physics.

Freshman Year
Fall Winter Spring
PHYS 20
MATH 3A

CHEM 1A

PHYS 21
MATH 3B
CHEM 1B
PHYS 22
MATH 4A
Sophomore Year
PHYS 23
PHYS 13AH
MATH 6A
PHYS 24
PHYS 13BH
MATH 4B
PHYS 25
PHYS 13CH
MATH 6B

Students may take PHYS 1 for two units after receiving a grade of C- or lower in PHYS 20.