Santa Clara University

Physics department

Physics Major Curriculum

(175 quarter units minimum)

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (The University Curriculum.)

B. REQUIRED MATHEMATICS AND CHEMISTRY COURSES

CHEM 11 - General Chemistry
MATH 11, 12, 13, 14 - Calculus and Analytical Geometry
MATH 22 OR AMTH 106 - Differential Equations

C. REQUIRED PHYSICS COURSES

PHYS 31, 32, or PHYS 11, 12 - Physics for Scientists & Engineers I and II or General Physics
PHYS 33, 34 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers III and IV
PHYS 70 - Electronic Circuits for Scientists
PHYS 103 - Numerical Methods in Physics
PHYS 111, 112 - Electromagnetic Theory I and II
PHYS 120 - Thermal Physics
PHYS 121, 122 - Quantum Mechanics I and II
PHYS 151 - Advanced Laboratory

D. ONE LOWER-DIVISION ELECTIVE

Chosen from CHEM 12 - General Chemistry II, BIOL 21 - Introduction to Physiology, MECH 15 - Introduction to Material Science, CSCI 10 - Intro to Computer Science, COEN 10 - Introduction to Programming, COEN 11 - Advanced Programming, COEN 44 - Applied Programming in C, COEN 45 - Applied Programming in MATLAB

E. THREE UPPER-DIVISION ELECTIVES

At least one being a laboratory course (L), chosen from PHYS 104 - Analytical Mechanics, PHYS 113(L) - Advanced Electromagnetism and Optics, PHYS 116 - Physics of Solids, PHYS 123(L) - Quantum Mechanics III, PHYS 161 - Introduction to Astrophysics, PHYS 162 - Cosmology, PHYS 171- Biophysics 

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