Program Description
The BS Physics program which was first offered in 2002 is the only one of its kind in the region. It prepares students in theoretical and applied physics. It is a rigorous preparatory training for any career in physics whether in the academe, government, or the industry.
Program Content and Structure
Once admitted to the program, the student must take the following courses:
RGEP 39 units
Foundation Courses 
32 Units 
Prerequisites 
Corequisites 
Phys 101: Fundamental Physics I 
4 Units 
Math 17 or Equivalent 
Math 53 
Phys 101.1: Fundamental Physics I Laboratory 
1 Unit 
Physics 101 

Phys 102: Fundamental Physics II 
4 Units 
Physics 101, 101.1; Math 53 
Math 54 
Phys 102.1: Fundamental Physics II Laboratory 
1 Unit 
Physics 101.1 
Physics 102 
Phys 103: Fundamental Physics III 
4 Units 
Physics 102, 102.1; Math 54 
Physics 121 
Phys 103.1: Fundamental Physics III Laboratory 
1 Unit 
Physics 102.1 
Physics 103 
Phys 104: Modern Physics I 
4 Units 
Physics 103 
Physics 121 
Phys 104.1: Modern Physics I Laboratory 
1 Unit 
Physics 103.1 
Physics 104 
Phys 121: Mathematical Physics I 
4 Units 
Math 53 

Phys 122: Mathematical Physics II 
4 Units 
Physics 121/COI 

Phys 123: Mathematical Physics III 
4 Units 
Physics 122 
Core Courses 
39 Units 
Prerequisites 
Corequisites 
Phys 131: Computational Physics 
4 Units 
Physics 121/COI 

Phys 161: Theoretical Mechanics I 
3 Units 
Physics 101 
Physics 123/COI 
Phys 162: Theoretical Mechanics II 
3 Units 
Physics 161 

Phys 165: Statistical Physics I 
3 Units 
Physics 161/COI 
Physics 181 
Phys 171: Electromagnetic Theory I 
3 Units 
Physics 102 
Physics 122/COI 
Phys 172: Electromagnetic Theory II 
3 Units 
Physics 171 

Phys 173: Electronic Physics 
4 Units 
Physics 102, 102.1; Chem 11 

Phys 175: Optical Physics 
3 Units 
Physics 172/COI 

Phys 181: Quantum Physics I 
3 Units 
Physics 104 

Phys 183: Solid State Physics 
3 Units 
Physics 165, 181 

Phys 191: Experimental Physics I 
4 Units 
Physics 173 

Phys 192: Experimental Physics II 
3 Units 
Physics 191 
Phys 195*: Special Topics in Physics and Applied Physics 
3 units 
COI 
*Must be taken twice with different topics  
Phys 196: Undergraduate Seminar 
1 Unit 

Phys 199: Undergraduate Research 
3 Units 

Phys 200: Undergraduate Thesis 
3 Units 
Physics 199 
Other Required Courses 

Mathematics 
15 Units 

Math 17: Algebra and Trigonometry 
5 Units 

Math 53: Elementary Analysis I 
5 Units 
Math 17 or Equivalent 
Math 54: Elementary Analysis II 
5 Units 
Math 53 
Natural Science Courses 
8 Units 

Chem 11: General and Inorganic Chemistry 
5 Units 
Math 11 or Equivalent 
Geol 11: Principles of Geology 
3 Units 

P.I. 100 
3 Units 

Total 
149 Units 
Retention Policy
A student who obtains failing grades in more than (6) units of Mathematics and/or Physics at the end of a school year shall be removed from the program, unless he/she is of senior standing. (A senior standing B.S. Physics student should have finished at least 70 units of Physics and Math Courses.) Students are subject to evaluation at the end of every academic year.