PHYSICS
SAMPLE Five-year Degree Plan
Bachelor of ARTS Degree in PHYSICS (Total: 180 Units, 188 units if MATH 102 and MATH 103 are taken)
Year 1 Fall Winter Spring Summer  
Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Total
ENGL 101* 4 ENGL 102* 4 BLOCK A3 4     38 UNITS
MATH 102* 4 MATH 103 4 BLOCK C** 4    
BLOCK AI 4 COMM 150 4 MATH 206* 4    
NSS 101 2     WPE (UNIV 400) 0    
               
Total 14 Total 12 Total 12 Total  
                   
Year 2 Fall Winter Spring Summer  
Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Total
PHYS 201 4 PHYS 202 4 PHYS 203 4     35 UNITS
MATH 207 4 MATH 208 4 PHYS 204 4    
BLOCK D** 4 FREE ELECTIVE 3 BLOCK B1 4  
               
Total 12 Total 11 Total 12 Total  
                   
Year 3 Fall Winter   Summer  
Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Total
MATH 209 4 PHYS 205 4 PHYS 306 3     38 UNITS
BLOCK D** 4 MATH 215 4 CHEM 103 5    
CHEM 101 5 CHEM 102 5 FREE ELECTIVE 4    
               
Total 13 Total 12 Total 12 Total  
                   
Year 4 Fall Winter Spring Summer  
Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Total
PHYS 410A(a) 4 PHYS 410B(a) 4 UD THEME 4     40 UNITS
PHYS ELECTIVE 4 PHYS ELECTIVE 6 PHYS ELECTIVE 8    
BLOCK E**   UD THEME 4        
               
Total 8 Total 14 Total 12 Total  
Fall Winter   Summer  
Year 5 Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Total
PHYS ELECTIVE 4 SCIENCE ELECTIVES 6 SCIENCE ELECTIVE 4     37 UNITS
BLOCK C** 4 BLOCK C** 4 CHEM 360 3    
UD THEME 4 BLOCK AI 4 BLOCK D** 4    
               
Total 12 Total 14 Total 11 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 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 410 AB are recommended electives.  Several upper division physics course required 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)