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.

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