College of Science

Co-Pre-Reqs Upper Division

Upper Division - Physics Courses
Quarters Offered, and Co / Pre-requisites

CrsTitleUnitsQtrCo-requisitesPre-requisites
301 Energy and Society 4 F None G.E. Areas A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3,B4
302 Physics of Everyday Experience 4 W None G.E. Areas A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, B4
303 The Universe in Ten Weeks 4 FWSp None G.E. Areas A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, B4
304 Electronics for Scientists 3 F PHY 304L PHY 123 or 133
304L Electronics for Scientists 1 F PHY 304 PHY 123 or 133
306 History of Physics 4 F None G.E. Areas A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B4
308 Fundamentals of Math Physics 4 F None PHY 235, MAT 215, 216
309 Fundamentals of Math Physics 4 W None PHY 308
310 Fundamentals of Math Physics 4 Sp None PHY 309
314 Physics of Elec & Mag Phenomena 4 W PHY 309 PHY 308
315 Physics of Elec & Mag Phenomena 4 Sp None PHY 314
321 Mechanics 4 W PHY 309 PHY 308
322 Mechanics 4 Sp None PHY 321
333 Thermal Physics 4 F None PHY 132, MAT 215, 216
344 Applied Optics 4 F None PHY 131 or 121
400 Special Problems for Upper Div 1-2 FWSpSu None Consent of Department
401 Quantum Mechanics  4 F None PHY 235 or CHM 313, & PHY 309
402 Quantum Mechanics  4 W None PHY 401
403 Advanced Quantum Mechanics 4 Sp None PHY 402
404 Intro. to High Energy Physics 4 W PHY 402 PHY 401
406 Solid State Physics 4 W PHY 309 None
407 Statistical Physics 4 Sp None PHY 235, 333
409 Computational Physics 4 F PHY 308 PHY 133, MAT 208 or 216 or 224, programming knowledge equivalent to CS 128 or higher is expected
410 Biophysics 4 W None PHY 123, or 132 and 133
417 Optics 3 Sp PHY 417L (Physics Mjrs) PHY 234
417L Optics Laboratory 1 Sp PHY 417 (Physics Mjrs) None
420 Acoustics 4 Sp None PHY 132, MAT 215, 216
422 Plasma Physics 4 F None PHY 133
424 Astrophysics 4 F None PHY 235
425 Space Physics 4 W None PHY 235
426 Relativity,Gravity, & Black Holes 4 Sp None PHY 235
430L Advanced Physics Laboratory 1 F None PHY 235, PHY 235L
431L Solid State Physics Laboratory 1 W None PHY 235, PHY 235L
432L Nuclear Physics Laboratory 1 F None PHY 235, PHY 235L
441 Internship in Physics 2 FWSpSu None Consent of Department
461 Senior Project 2 FWSpSu None Consent of Department
462 Senior Project 2 FWSpSu None Consent of Department
463 Undergraduate Seminar 2 Sp None PHY 234
499 Special Topics for Upper Div.  1-4 FWSpSu None Consent of Instructor

Consent of Department or Instructor = Students must check with Department Secretary the first week of class to add.
Revised 10/09