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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:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 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
ENGL 101 First Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
MATH Calculus I 3
CHEM 151 - General Chemistry I 4
Tier I General Education 4
2nd Semester
PHYS 141 - Intro Mechanics 4
ENGL 102 First Year Composition 3
MATH 129 - Calculus II 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
MATH 254 - Differential Equations 3
MATH 223 - Vector Calulus 4
PHYS 142 - Intro Thermo & Optics 4
Second Language 3
PHYS 105A - Introduction to Scientific Computing 1
4th Semester
Second Language 3
Tier I General Education 3
PHYS 241 - Intro to Electricity & Magnetism 4
Elective 3
PHYS 204 - Math Techniques in Physics 3
5th Semester
Second Language 3
PHYS 263H - Intro to Relativity & Quantum 3
PHYS 321 - Theoretical Mechanics 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
6th Semester
Second Language 3
Tier II General Education 3
PHYS 331 - Electricity & Magnetism I 3
PHYS 381 - Methods in Experimental Physics 2
PHYS 305 - Computational Physics 3
7th Semester
PHYS 382 - Methods of Experimental Physics II 2
PHYS 371 - Quantum Theory I 3
Tier II General Education 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
8th Semester
Upper Division PHYS elective 3
Upper Division PHYS elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 1

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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