Physics, Concentration A: Research - Bachelor of Science
2022-23 Four-Year Plan

First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ENGL 110C3MATH 2124
MATH 2114PHYS 261N, 231N, or 226N4
CHEM 121N and CHEM 122N4CHEM 123N and CHEM 124N4
Oral Communication3Philosophy and Ethics3
Language & Culture I (May be waived; See requirement details) 0-3Language & Culture II (May be waived; See requirement details)0-3
 14-17 15-18
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
MATH 312 or MATH 2854PHYS 3193
PHYS 262N, 232N, or 227N4CS 1504
ENGL 211C or ENGL 231C (Grade of C or better required)3MATH 307 or MATH 2803
Impact of Technology3PHYS 120 or PHYS 309 or ECE 111*1-2
Information Literacy and Research: CS 120G or CS 121G or OEAS 130G3Human Creativity3
 17 14-15
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
PHYS 3553PHYS 4133
PHYS 3033PHYS 453*3
PHYS 3233ASTP 313 or PHYS 411 or PHYS 415 or PHYS 416 or PHYS 417*3
PHYS 4253MATH 316 or MATH 401 or MATH 421 or MATH 4223
Literature3Human Behavior3
 15 15
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
PHYS 4203PHYS 456*3
PHYS 4523PHYS 4543
PHYS 489W or PHYS 499W1-3ASTP 414 or PHYS 411 or PHYS 415 or PHYS 416 or PHYS 417*3
Interpreting the Past3PHYS 490W or PHYS 499W2-3
Upper-Division General Education Course (Option D)*3Upper-Division General Education Course (Option D)*3
Elective (if needed)*3 
 16-18 14-15
Total credit hours: 120-130

*The four-year plan is a suggested curriculum to complete this degree program in four years.  It is just one of several plans that will work and is presented only as broad guidance to students. Each student is strongly encouraged to develop a customized plan in consultation with their academic advisor.  Additional information can also be found in Degree Works. 

*PHYS 120 and PHYS 420 are offered fall semester only.  ASTP 313, PHYS 309, PHYS 453, and PHYS 456 are offered spring semester only.