PHYSICS
Sample Four Year Degree Plan
Bachelor of Science: Biophysics option (Total: 195 Units)
Year 1 Fall Winter Spring Summer  
Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Total
MATH 206* 4 MATH 207 4 MATH 208 4     46 UNITS
ENGL 101* 4 ENGL 102*  4 BLOCK A3 4    
PHYS 201 4 PHYS 202 4 PHYS 203 4    
NSS 101 2 COMM 150 4 BLOCK C** 4    
        WPE (UNIV 400) 0    
Total 14 Total 16 Total 16 Total  
                   
Year 2 Fall Winter Spring Summer  
Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Total
PHYS 204 4 PHYS 205 4 PHYS 306 3     52 UNITS
MATH 209 4 CHEM 102 5 CHEM 103 5    
CHEM 101 5 BIOL 100A 5 BIOL 100B 5    
BLOCK C** 4 BLOCK C** 4 BLOCK D** 4    
               
Total 17 Total 18 Total 17 Total  
                   
Year 3 Fall Winter   Summer  
Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Total
PHYS 410A  4 PHYS 410B 4 UD THEME  4     48 UNITS
PHYS 312 4 MICRO 200A 5 MICRO 200B 3    
CHEM 201 8 CHEM 301B 3 CHEM 301C 3    
CHEM 301A   PHYS-CHEM ELECT 3 PHYS-CHEM ELECTIVE  3    
        BLOCK E** 4    
Total 16 Total 15 Total 17 Total  
                   
Year 4 Fall Winter Spring Summer  
Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Total
BLOCK D** 4 PHYS 432A 3 CHEM 360 3     49 UNITS
CHEM 431A 3 CHEM 431B 3 BLOCK AI 4    
CHEM 401 4 CHEM 402(a) 4 PHYS 443B 2    
BLOCK AI 4 PHYS 443A 3 CHEM 403(a) 4    
UD THEME 4 BLOCK D** 4 UD THEME 4    
Total 19 Total 17 Total 17 Total  
* Your results on the English Placement Test and the Entry Level Math Test will determine when and if you take these courses.
**You must take at least two diversity courses, indicated by a (d) in the GE section of the catalog.  You need to take 3 courses from the different areas C1, C2, C3, C4 or C5; take 3 courses from different disciplines in Block D.
*** Exclude PHYS 156 and CHEM 158 with 159
(a) Physics 410AB are recommended electives.  Several upper division physics course require these as prerequisites.
GE double counting of courses-The following courses can substitute for the GE Courses: BIOL 100A (Block B1), CHEM 101 (BLOCK B2), MATH 206 (BLOCK A4)