B.A. in Science: Concentration in Physical Science
M.A. in Science
A student may take one of three thematic concentrations:
Individual Major. The student in consultation with an adviser designs and proposes an interdisciplinary science theme. A written statement must be developed which describes the goals of the proposed major. The Individual Major consists of courses planned in advance to focus on this coherent theme.
Physical Sciences. Suitable for students who wish to obtain a teaching credential in the physical science area under the Single Subject Waiver Program; see Credential Programs for further information on credential requirements. Within this thematic concentration, three areas of emphasis are possible; namely, chemistry, physics, and earth sciences.
Meteorology. Students interested in this program should consult the Department of Geosciences, TH 509, 338-2061 or see "Bachelor of Arts in Science: Concentration in Meteorology."
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SCIENCE: CONCENTRATION IN INDIVIDUAL MAJOR
All major course work must be completed with letter grades (CR/NC grades are not acceptable). Courses are listed under the Center for Interdisciplinary Science. Other courses required in this major are listed in alphabetical sequence (see course discipline listing in the Announcement of Courses section).
Basic Courses Units Mathematics 6 MATH 220 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I One of the following: MATH 221 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II CSC 210 Introduction to Computer Programming: PASCAL Physics 8 PHYS 111/112 General Physics I and Labora- tory (3-1) and PHYS 121/122 General Physics II and Laboratory (3-1) or PHYS 220/222 General Physics w/Calculus I & Laboratory (3-1) and PHYS 230/232 General Physics w/Calcu- lus II & Laboratory (3-1) Chemistry 8-10 CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (5) One of the following: CHEM 113/114 General Chemistry II & Laboratory (3-2) CHEM 130 General Organic Chemistry Biology 5 BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I (5) Earth Sciences—one of the following: 3-4 GEOL 102 Introduction to Oceanography GEOL 110 Physical Geology (4) ASTR 320 The Solar System and ASTR 321 Observational Astronomy Laboratory (1) ASTR 330 Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology METR 401 Introduction to Physical Meteorology (4) History—one of the following: 3 ASTR 350 History of Astronomy BIOL 321 Magic, Myths, and Medicine—A History of Medicine NEXA 387 Origins of Modern Science NEXA 388 Newtonian Revolution NEXA 389 Darwinian Revolution NEXA 390 Einsteinian Revolution CHEM 599 Chemistry, Its Evolution Through the Centuries MATH 300 History of Mathematics PHYS 500 Physics: Its Evolution Through the Ages Total basic courses 33-36 Electives 21 Academic courses selected by the student in consultation with a faculty adviser in the College of Science and Engineering centering on an interdisciplinary science theme. The elective program must be designed, proposed, and approved by the adviser and the director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Science before the senior year or before completion of 90 units of credit. At least fifteen elective units must be in upper division courses. Total units for program 54-57
This thematic concentration with emphasis in any one of the three areas listed below will fulfill the "Single Subject Waiver Program in Physical Sciences" for the single subject teaching credential. For further requirements, see "Credential Programs."
NOTE: students taking a thematic concentration in physical science must take: CHEM 113-114, GEOL 110, ASTR 320-321 or METR 401, and NEXA 388 or NEXA 390. Chemistry Emphasis students only may take CHEM 599 in place of NEXA 388 or NEXA 390. Total basic course units in this case will be 40.
Basic Courses Units Mathematics 6 MATH 220 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I One of the following: MATH 221 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II CSC 210 Introduction to Computer Programming: PASCAL Physics 8 PHYS 111/112 General Physics I and Laboratory (3-1) and PHYS 121/122 General Physics II and Laboratory (3-1) or PHYS 220/222 General Physics w/Calculus I and Laboratory (3-1) and PHYS 230/232 General Physics w/Calcu- lus II & Laboratory (3-1) Chemistry 10 CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (5) CHEM 113/114 General Chemistry II and Laboratory (3-2) Biology 5 BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I (5) Earth Sciences 8 GEOL 110 Physical Geology (4) ASTR 320 The Solar System and ASTR 321 Observational Astronomy Laboratory (1) or METR 401 Introduction to Physical Meteorology (4) History—one of the following: 3 NEXA 388 Newtonian Revolution NEXA 390 Einsteinian Revolution CHEM 599 Chemistry, Its Evolution Through the Centuries (optional course for Chemistry Emphasis only) Total basic courses 40 CHEMISTRY EMPHASIS CHEM 300 General Physical Chemistry I 2 CHEM 301 General Physical Chemistry II 2 CHEM 320 Modern Methods of Quantitative Chemical Analysis 4 CHEM 333 Organic Chemistry I 3 CHEM 334 Organic Chemistry I Lab. (2) or CHEM 335 Organic Chemistry II 2-3 Upper division electives in Chemistry 2 Emphasis total 15-16 Total units for program 55-56 PHYSICS EMPHASIS PHYS 320/321 Modern Physics & Lab. (3-1) 4 PHYS 340 Modern Optics 3 One of the following: 3-4 PHYS 357 Principles of Electronics (4) PHYS 370 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics PHYS 355 Introduction to Digital Electronics Upper division electives in Physics 5-6 Emphasis total 15-17 Total units for program 55-57 EARTH SCIENCES EMPHASIS GEOL 420 Mineralogy 4 GEOL 440 Paleontology (4) or GEOL 450 Geomorphology (4) 4 Upper division Astronomy with Laboratory 3-4 Upper division electives in earth sciences (Astronomy, Geology, or Meteorology) 3-4 Emphasis total 14-16 Total units for program 54-56
This program is currently under revision and is not admitting students for the 1994-96 academic years. Interested students should contact the director regarding the status of the program.
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