B.A. in Physics: 4 Year Program

This is a suggested plan for students wishing to obtain a B.A. in Physics in four years. Physics students are strongly urged to consult with a faculty member in the Department of Physics prior to taking any classes at CSUSB. Course availability is subject to budgetary restrictions. The General Education Courses (labeled (A1) to (G1)) need not be taken in the order listed, except that certain categories must be completed before reaching upper division standing. See the Bulletin of Courses for details.


Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
Freshman Year Math 211 (A3,B1)
(4 units)
Chemistry 215 (B3)
(6 units)
English 101 ( A1)*
(4 units)
GE (E1) (2 units)
Math 212 (4 units)
Chemistry 216
(6 units)
Physics 221 (5 units)
GE (E2) (2 units)
Math 213 (4 units)
Physics 222 (5 units)
Communications 120 (A2)* (4 units)
GE (A4)* (4 units)
Sophomore Year Math 251 (4 units)
Physics 223 (5 units)
Elective (4 units)
GE (D1) (4 units)
Math 252 (4 units)
Physics 224 (3 units)
GE (B2) (5 units)
GE (D2) (4 units)
Math 331 (4 units)
Physics 225 (3 units)
GE (C1) (4 units)
GE (C2) (4 units)
Junior Year Physics 373 (4 units)
GE (C3) (4 units)
GE (D3) (4 units)
Elective (4 units)
Physics 306 (4 units)
Physics 313 (4 units)
GE (D4) (4 units)
Elective (2 units)
Physics 398 (1 unit)
Upper Division Physics Elective (4 units)
GE (C4) (4 units)
Natural Sciences 306 (F1 or F2) (4 units)
Senior Year Physics 324 (4 units)
Physics 421 (4 units)
GE (B5) (4 units)
GE (E3) (2 units)
Physics 430 (4 units)
GE (B4) (2 units)
GE (C5) (4 units)
Elective (4 units)
Upper Division Physics Elective (4 units)
GE (D5) (4 units)
GE (G1 or G2)
(4 units)

* Schedule requires modification if Honors sequence is followed