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Bachelor of Science

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Major Details

College: College of Science
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: http://www.physics.arizona.edu/physics/
Math Required:

Substantial

    This strand involves skill and facility with calculus. The S-strand begins at one of two calculus options - MATH 124 (Calculus I with Applications) or MATH 125 (Calculus I). Students who successfully complete the S-strand may continue on to MATH 129 (Calculus II), MATH 223 (Vector Calculus), or beyond. Those who choose but are not ready to begin the S-strand will be required to take preparatory work.
Substantial
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
CHEM 151 (Intro Chem) 4
MATH 122A 1
MATH (Calculus I) 3
MATH 122B 4
ENGL 101 First Year Composition 3
CHEM 151 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 First Year Composition 3
MATH 129 (Calculus II) 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
PHYS 141 (Mechanics) 4
3rd Semester
Tier II General Education 3
MATH 254 (Intro Diff Eqn) 3
PHYS 105A (Intro Computing) 1
PHYS 142 (Thermo, Optics) 4
MATH 223 (Vector Calc) 4
4th Semester
PHYS 241 (Elec. & Mag.) 4
Elective 3
PHYS 263H (Modern Physics 3
PHYS 204 (Math Meth) 3
Tier II General Education 3
5th Semester
PHYS 305 (Comput Phys) 3
MATH 331 (Intermed E&M I) 3
PHYS 321 (Classical Mech) 3
Tier II General Education 3
Second Language 4
6th Semester
PHYS 332 (Intermed E & M II) 3
PHYS 381 (Advanced Lab I) 2
Elective 3
PHYS 371 (Quantum Theory I) 3
Second Language 4
7th Semester
PHYS 426 (Thermo/Stat Mech) 3
PHYS 382 (Advanced Lab II) 2
PHYS Application 3
PHYS research 3
PHYS 472 (Quantum Theory II) 3
PHYS Elective 3
8th Semester
PHYS Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
PHYS Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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