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University Catalog 2012-2013 
University Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, B.A.

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.

The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics is 180 units, of which 96 units are in the major. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

Requirements for the Major (96 units)

The major includes 96 units, 54 in lower division and 42 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.

Upper Division Required Courses (8 units)

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 other science fields, or science related fields, with adviser approval.