Bachelor of Science in Physical Sciences

  BS in Geological Sciences BA in Earth Sciences BS in Physical Sciences BS in Environmental Studies

Required courses

Units

Lower division:  
CHEM 105aLbL General Chemistry, or  
CHEM 115aLbL Advanced General Chemistry 4-4
GEOL 105L Planet Earth 4
PHYS 151L Fundamentals of Physics I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics 4
PHYS 152L Fundamentals of Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism 4
PHYS 153L Fundamentals of Physics I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics 4
PHYS 152L Fundamentals of Physics III: Optics and Modern Physics 4
Upper Division:  
Astronomy elective* 4
Chemistry elective* 4
Earth Sciences elective* 4
Physics elective* 4
Three additional electives from these fields* 12
MATH 125 Calculus I 4
MATH 126 Calculus II 4
MATH 226 Calculus III 4

Total units

48

*Upper division courses must be applicable to majors in their respective departments.

  • Zumberge Hall of Science (ZHS)
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0740
  • Phone: (213) 740-6106
  • Email: earthsci@usc.edu