Sonoma State University
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Bachelor of Arts in Physics
Advisory Plan T
from the 1998-2000 catalog
Disclaimer: This is not the official catalog.

This plan uses algebra and trigonometry. Students may select from a wide range of upper-division courses, appropriate to careers as science or technical writers, scientific sales personnel, technicians, programmers, or other technical specialists. There is opportunity to take courses that lead to careers in the health sciences or environmental fields. Advisory Plan T is often taken as part of a double major.

Degree Requirements
Major Requirements (may include 6 in GE) 34-38
Required Concentration 12
Supporting Course (may include 3 in GE) 4
Remainder of General Education 42
General Electives 28-32
Total units needed for the degree 124
Major Core Requirements
PHYS   209AB General Physics Laboratory 2
PHYS   210AB General Physics 6
Choose one of the following two courses in modern physics or astronomy:3-4
ASTR   305 Frontiers in Astronomy (3)
PHYS   314 Introduction to Physics III (4)
Choose one of the following two courses in optics:3
PHYS   340 Light and Optics (3)
PHYS   342 Popular Optics (3)
An approved course in computer applications2-4
The major must include a minimum of 24 upper-division units in physics and astronomy. In consultation with an advisor, choose 15-18 units in additional upper-division physics and astronomy courses to meet this requirement. 15-18
Total units in the major core:32-36
Required Area Of Concentration
Courses in one other field chosen in consultation with an advisor.
Total units in area of concentration 12
Supporting Course  
MATH   107 Precalculus Mathematics (3 units may be applied in GE)4
Total units in supporting course 4
Total units in the major 48-52

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