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Physics Roadmap



Physics 2-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 adding additional GE classes to this 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 unitsPHYSICS -015*     4 unitsPHYSICS -040   3 unitsGE or SPEECH-110
  4 unitsMATH -050*     4 unitsMATH -060   3 unitsGE
  3 unitsENGLISH -100     3 unitsENGLISH -220 or 221**    
  5 unitsCHEM 25*     3 - 5 unitsCHEM-026 *** or GE    


Fall year 2



Spring year 2


Summer year 2

  4 unitsPHYS - 041     4 unitsPHYS -042   3 unitsInternship or GE
  4 unitsMATH -070     3 unitsMATH -075    
  3 unitsCOMSC -044***     3 unitsMATH -080    
  3 unitsGE     3 unitsGE    

36-38 units per year


63-65 total units



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


*MATH-050 has prerequisites of geometry and precalculus. PHYS-015 is recommended only if you have not completed physics in high school. CHEM-025 has prerequisites of high school chemistry or CHEM-006, and MATH-030 or Algebra 2 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.


***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 or a university representative.


This plan is for full-time students who can commit to 26 to 32+ hours outside of class every week for studying and assignments. For successful completion, this plan will require your commitment and excellent time management skills.


Planning for transfer is a complex process. Please consult with LMC Counselors, 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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