Transfer Students : B.S. in Physics (Standard Track), path 2
This page shows a sample program for transfer students who enter UCR with part of introductory physics (PHYS41AB or equivalently PHYS40ABC at UCR) and all the lower-division math requirements (MATH 9ABC, 10AB, and 46 at UCR) satisfied, but have not yet taken modern physics (PHYS41C or equivalently PHYS40E at UCR). Students develop a personalized program of courses through consultation with their faculty academic advisor.
The Standard Track is for students who primarily wish to work in industry in STEM fields or prepare for graduate school in Physics, Astronomy or Engineering. Students who wish to follow one of the specialty tracks (Biophysics, Physics Education, or Applied Physics and Engineering) should discuss the necessary modifications to their course plan with their faculty academic advisor.
Breadth courses, Chem 1ABC, Bio 5, and CS 10 are available during the summer quarter.
Sample course plan for Physics Standard Track
Junior year (first year after transfer)
|Phys 130A (4 units)||Phys 130B (4 units)||Phys 41C (8 units)|
|Phys 135A (4 units)||Phys 135B (4 units)||Phys 132 (4 units)|
|Chem 1A/1AL (5 units)||Chem 1B/1BL (5 units)||Chem 1C/1CL (5 units)|
|Phys 39 (3 units)||
CS 10 (4 units)
|Total units 16||Total units 17||Total units 17|
Senior year (second year after transfer)
|Phys 156A (4 units)||Phys 156B (4 units)||Breadth or Extra Elective (4 units)|
|Phys 139L (5 units)||Phys 142L (5 units)||Phys 142L (5 units)|
|Required Elective 1 of 3 (4 units)||Required Elective 3 of 3 (4 units)||Phys 136 (4 units)|
|Required Elective 2 of 3 (4 units)||Breadth or Extra Elective (4 units)||Breadth or Extra Elective (4 units)|
|Total units 17||Total units 17||Total units 17|