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Physics Roadmap



Physics 3-year roadmap for transfer/A.S.-T


This Roadmap is provided as a SAMPLE GUIDE showing what a full-time student's schedule MAY look like. There is no guarantee that all classes will be offered each semester or that classes will have space available. You must meet all prerequisite requirements prior to registering for a class.

Follow this roadmap to transfer to a four-year university in a Physics major. This is a sample schedule for planning your classes, but should be individualized for specific majors and universities.


Students may also complete the A.S. degree for Transfer in Physics by completing a GE pattern for transfer (CSU Breadth or IGETC) in their plan. Consult with a Los Medanos Counselor for help planning your schedule. Visit the Physics website for more information.


Fall year 1   Spring year 1   Summer year 1
  4 unitsCHEM-006*     4 unitsPHYSICS-015*     3 unitsENGLISH-220 or 221** or GE
  4 or 7 unitsMATH-030 or 029*     4 unitsMATH-040*      
  4 unitsENGLISH-090*     3 unitsENGLISH-100      

3 unitsMATH-026* or GE

    3-4 unitsGE or COMSC-040*      


Fall year 2



Spring year 2


Summer year 2

  4 unitsMATH-050     3 unitsMATH-060     3 unitsGE or SPEECH-110
              or Internship
  3 unitsCHEM-025     3 unitsCHEM-026***      
  3 unitsCOMSC-044*** or GE     4 unitsPHYSICS-040      
        3 unitsGE      
Fall year 3   Spring year 3   Summer year 3
  4 unitsMATH-070     3 unitsMATH-075     Internship
  4 unitsPHYS- 041     4 unitsPHYS- 042      
  3 units GE     3 unitsMATH-080      
  3 unitsGE     3 unitsGE      

28 -34 units per year


94-97 total units




Please check with your LMC Counselor and www.assist.org to modify the plan for you.


* Take these classes only if you have not completed classes in Chemistry or Physics or Computer Science in high school, or are not ready for English Composition or Calculus. CHEM-025 has prerequisites of high school chemistry or CHEM-006, and MATH-030 or Algebra 2 in high school. MATH-040 has prerequisites of Algebra 2 and geometry. MATH-050 has prerequisites of geometry and precalculus. PHYS-015 is recommended if you have not completed physics in high school.


**The Physics major at UC Berkeley requires English 230, if IGETC will not be completed. Also for UC Berkeley, two or three semesters of foreign language must be completed, if three years of a foreign language were not completed in high school. Please check with your LMC Counselor and www.assist.org.


***Some universities require CHEM 26 or COMSC 44, and some don't. Please check with your LMC Counselor and www.assist.org for specific campuses.


GE = CSUGE or IGETC classes selected from Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or other areas as needed. CSUGE or IGETC must be completed to earn the AS-T in Physics. Please consult with your LMC Counselor.


This plan is for full-time students who can study 28 to 34+ hours every week outside of class. For successful completion, this plan will require your commitment and excellent time management skills.


Planning for transfer is a complex process. Please consult with your LMC Counselor, professors in your major classes, and university representatives every semester.


These plans do not guarantee acceptance to a university – other factors such as strength of academic preparation and related experience are also important.        


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