Santa Clara University

Physics department

Physics Major Curriculum

(175 quarter units minimum)

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS. (The University Curriculum.)

B. REQUIRED MATHEMATICS, ENGINEERING AND CHEMISTRY COURSES.

Math 11, 12, 13, 14, 22 - Calculus and Differential Equations
CSCI - Introduction to Computer Science
Chem 11, 12 - General Chemistry

C. REQUIRED PHYSICS COURSES

Physics 31, 32, 32L, 33, 33L, 34, 34L - Intro. Physics for Scientists & Engineers and Laboratories
Physics 70, 70L - Electronics for Scientists and Laboratory
Physics 103, 103L - Computational Mechanics and Computation Laboratory
Physics 104 - Analytical Mechanics
Physics 111, 112 - Electromagnetic Theory
Physics 113, 113L - Optics and Advanced Electromagnetic Theory and Optics Laboratory
Physics 116 - Physics of Solids
Physics 120 - Thermal Physics
Physics 121, 122 - Quantum Mechanics

Physics 151 Advanced Laboratory

 

Typical Course Schedule

FRESHMAN: FALL

CHEM 011 GENERAL CHEM I (L)
MATH 011 CALCULUS I
ENGL 001 COMP & RHETORIC I
PHYS 05 THE PHYSICS OF STAR TREK


 

FRESHMAN: WINTER

CHEM 012 GENERAL CHEM II (L)
MATH 012 CALCULUS II
ENGL 002 COMP & RHETORIC II
PHYS 031 PHYS FOR SCI & ENG I


 

FRESHMAN: SPRING

PHYS 032 PHYS FOR SCI & ENG II (L)
MATH 013 CALCULUS III
OPEN OPEN OPEN
OPEN OPEN OPEN


 

SOPHOMORE: FALL

PHYS 033 PHYS FOR SCI & ENG III (L)
MATH 010 INTRO COMPUTER SCI
MATH 014 CALCULUS IV
OPEN OPEN OPEN


 

SOPHOMORE: WINTER

PHYS 034 PHYS FOR SCI & ENG IV (L)
MATH 022 DIFF EQUATIONS
PHYS 070 ELECTRONICS I (L)
OPEN OPEN OPEN


 

SOPHOMORE: SPRING

PHYS 111 ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY I
PHYS 103 COMPUTATIONAL MECH (L)
OPEN OPEN OPEN
OPEN OPEN OPEN


 

JUNIOR: FALL

PHYS 112 ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY II
PHYS 104 ANALYTICAL MECHANICS
OPEN OPEN OPEN
OPEN OPEN OPEN


 

JUNIOR: WINTER

PHYS 104L COMPUTATIONAL LAB
PHYS 121 QUANTUM MECHANICS I
OPEN OPEN OPEN
OPEN OPEN OPEN


 

JUNIOR: SPRING

PHYS 113 OPTICS/EM III (L)
PHYS 122 QUANTUM MECHANICS II
OPEN OPEN OPEN
OPEN OPEN OPEN


 

SENIOR: FALL

PHYS 120 THERMAL PHYSICS
OPEN OPEN OPEN
OPEN OPEN OPEN
OPEN OPEN OPEN


 

SENIOR: WINTER

PHYS 151 ADVANCED LABORATORY I
OPEN OPEN OPEN
OPEN OPEN OPEN
OPEN OPEN OPEN


 

SENIOR: SPRING

PHYS 116 PHYSICS OF SOLIDS
OPEN OPEN OPEN
OPEN OPEN OPEN
OPEN OPEN OPEN


(L) = COURSE WITH LAB
 

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