College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences

B.S. in Physics (Standard Track), students starting with Math 5 or Math 6B

The co-requisite course for PHYS 41A is Math 9A or higher.  For this reason, students who place into Math 5 or Math 6B can't start the PHYS 41ABC series in their first quarter.  This page gives an alternate path through the introductory physics series for students who place into Math 5 or 6B.  The recommended path below has you take two courses in the summer after your first spring quarter, which will finish the chemistry series and get you caught up in the math sequence.  If this is not an option for you, it's possible to continue the math sequence with 9C in the fall of your second year and finish the chemistry series in year 3 or 4.

Freshman year

Fall Winter Spring Summer
Math 5 or 6B (5 or 4 units) Math 9A (4 units) Math 9B (4 units) Math 9C (4 units)
  Chem 1A/1AL (5 units) Chem 1B/1BL (5 units) Chem 1C/1CL (5 units)
English 1A (4 units) English 1B (4 units) Breadth 3 of 7  (4 units)  
Breadth 1 of 7 (4 units) Breadth 2 of 7 (4 units) Breadth 4 of 7 (4 units)  
Phys 39 (3 units) S/NS      
Total units 16 or 17 Total units 17 Total units 17 Total units 9

Sophomore year

Fall Winter Spring  
Phys 41A (8 units)  Phys 41B (8 units) Phys 41C (8 units)  
Math 10A (4 units) Math 10B (4 units) Math 46 (4 units)  
CS 10A or CS 9P (4 units) Breadth 5 of 7 (4 units) Breadth 6 of 7 (4 units)  
Total units 16 Total units 16 Total units 16  
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