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Physics
Course Descriptions

Click on course names below to see the full catalog descriptions of each course.  Unless otherwise indicated, all courses are offered as day classes in both Fall and Spring semesters.  Please check WebSchedule for details.

Physics 100 is a 3 unit course designed to satisfy the Physical Science General Education requirement for degrees and transfer to UC or CSU.

The Physics 126-128 sequence is part of the CalTeach Aurora Project and is designed for students interested in careers in K-12 Science Education.

Physics 150 is a course designed to help underprepared students develop skills needed for success and achievement in Physics 210 or Physics 250.

The Physics 210-220 sequence is designed for students majoring in some field of letters and science. It is required for students planning to enter Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Optometry, Agriculture, or Forestry. Some programs require completion of Physics 210-211-220-221.  Physics 210 and 211 are offered as day classes in both the Fall and Spring semesters.  Physics 210 is also offered as an evening course in Fall semesters.  Physics 220 and 221 are only offered in Spring semesters as day classes.
Physics 250-260-270 constitute a three-semester program designed to give student majoring in Engineering, Physics or Chemistry a thorough foundation in the fundamentals of physics. Students in other majors should consider Physics 210-211-220-221 sequence.
The Physics 210-220 sequence is designed for students majoring in some field of letters and science. It is required for students planning to enter Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Optometry, Agriculture, or Forestry. Some programs require completion of Physics 210-211-220-221.  Physics 250, 260, and 270 are offered as day classes in both the Fall and Spring semesters.  Physics 250 is also offered in the Summer semester as a day class.