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B.S. in Physics (Standard Track for Transfer Students, path 1)

Transfer Students : B.S. in Physics (Standard Track), path 1

This page shows a sample program for transfer students who enter UCR with all of introductory physics, including modern physics (PHYS41ABC or equivalently PHYS40ABCDE at UCR) and the lower-division math requirements (MATH 9ABC, 10AB, and 46 at UCR) already satisfied.  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)

Fall Winter Spring
Phys 130A (4 units) Phys 130B (4 units) Phys 132 (4 units)
Phys 135A (4 units) Phys 135B (4 units) Phys 136 (4 units)
Phys 139L (5 units) CS 10 (4 units) Required Elective 1 of 3 (4 units)
Phys 39 (3 units)

Chem 1A/1AL (5 units)

Chem 1B/1BL (5 units)
Total units 16 Total units 17 Total units 17

Senior year (second year after transfer)

Fall Winter Spring
Phys 156A (4 units) Phys 156B (4 units) Breadth or Extra Elective (4 units)
Required Elective 2 of 3 (4 units) Phys 142W (5 units) Phys 142L (4 units)
Chem 1C/1CL (5 units) Required Elective 3 of 3 (4 units) Breadth or Extra Elective (4 units)
Breadth or Extra Elective (4 units) Breadth or Extra Elective (4 units) Breadth or Extra Elective (4 units)
Total units 17 Total units 17 Total units 16
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