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Bachelor of Arts in Physics
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Overview of B.A. Degree Major

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics provides a program appropriate for students interested in such careers as teaching, public service, business, or science journalism. This program does not include the advanced study needed by students who wish to prepare for careers as physicists, but provides the breadth needed for many other innovative and challenging occupations.

Requirements for the Major (95 units)

The major includes 95 units, 55 in lower division and 40 in upper division courses, with a total of 180 units required for the degree. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses used to meet major requirements.

Lower Division Required Courses (55 units)

PHYS 201-205 General Physics (4, 4, 4, 4, 4)
CHEM 101-103 General Chemistry (5, 5, 5)
MATH 206-209 Calculus I-IV (4,4,4,4)
MATH 215 Differential Equations (4)

Upper Division Required Courses (6 units)

PHYS 306 Modern Physics (3)
CHEM 360 Writing for Chemists (3)

Upper Division Electives (20-30 units)

Select 20-30 units in upper division physics courses with approval of adviser.

Additional Electives (4-14 units)

Select 4-14 units in science or science related courses with adviser approval.

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