PHYSICS
SAMPLE Five-year Degree Plan
Bachelor of SCIENCE Degree in PHYSICS, Biophysics options
(Total: 195 Units, 203 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 PHYS 201 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
CHEM 101 5 CHEM 102 5 CHEM 103 5     41 UNITS
MATH 207 4 BIOL 101 5 BIOL 102 5    
PHYS 202 4 MATH 208 4 PHYS 203 4  
               
               
Total 13 Total 14 Total 14 Total  
                   
Year 3 Fall Winter   Summer  
Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Total
PHYS 204 4 PHYS 205 4 CHEM 403 (a) 4     42 UNITS
MATH 209 4 MICR 2001A 3 PHYS-CHEM ELECT 3    
CHEM 201 5 BLOCK D** 4 BLOCK C** 4    
CHEM 301A 3 CHEM 402 (a) 4 UD THEME 4    
               
Total 16 Total 15 Total 15 Total  
                   
Year 4 Fall Winter Spring Summer  
Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Total
PHYS 410A(a) 4 PHYS 410b 4 CHEM 403 (a) 4     42 UNITS
CHEM 401 4 PHYS 432A 3 PHYS-CHEM ELECT 3    
BLOCK C** 4 BLOCK D** 4 BLOCK C** 4    
UD THEME 4 CHEM 402 (a) 4 UD THEME 4    
               
Total 11-12 Total 15 Total 15 Total  
Fall Winter   Summer  
Year 5 Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Total
CHEM 431 A 3 CHEM 431B 3 CHEM 360 3     41 UNITS
PHYS-CHEM Elect 3 PHYS 443A 3 BLOCK AI 4    
BLOCK A1 4 BLOCK D** 4 PHYS 443B 2    
BLOCK d** 4 BLOCK E** 4 UD THEME 4    
      4        
Total 14 Total 14 Total 13 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
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)