Physics/Computer Science

 

Bachelor of Science in Physics/Computer Science

This interdisciplinary program is intended for students with dual interests in physics and computer science who wish to complete the essential courses for both majors within their normal four-year career. The program will prepare students for a career in a computer related field and/or science research.

Degree listings here reflect current requirements. Since actual graduation requirements depend on the specific year which a student enters USC, students should always consult with their faculty advisor to determine course selection.

Advisor for Physics & Astronomy: Leslie Ann Picazo - SGM 416 
Advisor for Computer Science: Stephen Schrader - SAL 113


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Sample Program for Bachelor of Science Physics/Computer Science

 
Year 1
FallUnits
Math 125 4
CSCI 101L 3
GE - Social Issues 4
WRIT 140 4
Phys 190 1

Total 16
SpringUnits
Math 126 4
Phys 151L 4
CSCI 102L 3
GE Requirement 4
   

Total 15
Year 2
FallUnits
Math 226 4
Phys 152L 4
Foreign Language 4
CSCI 110 3
CSCI 200 3

Total 18
SpringUnits
Math 245 4
CSCI 201L 3
Foreign Language 4
GE Requirement 4
   

Total 15
Year 3
FallUnits
Math 445 4
Phys 304 4
CSCI 271 3
Foreign Language 4
   

Total 15
SpringUnits
Math 225 4
Phys 438a 4
CSCI 303 3
GE Requirement 4
   

Total 15
Year 4
FallUnits
Phys 408a 4
Phys 438b 4
CSCI 357 3
WRIT 340 4
   

Total 15
SpringUnits
Phys 408b 4
Phys 495 2
CSCI 402 3
GE Requirement 4
Elective 4

Total 17
Requirement Listing
Required Lower Division CoursesUnits
PHYS 151L Fundamentals of Physics I:
Mechanics and Thermodynamics
4
PHYS 152L Fundamentals of Physics II:
Electricity and Magnetism
4
PHYS 190 Freshman Colloquium (recommended) 1
CSCI 101L Introduction to Computer Science 3
CSCI 102L Data Structures 3
CSCI 110 Introduction to Digital Logic
(Enroll in EE 101)
3
CSCI 200L Object Oriented Programming 3
CSCI 201L Introduction to Software Development 3
CSCI 271 Discrete Methods in Computer Science 3
MATH 125 Calculus I 4
MATH 126 Calculus II 4
MATH 225 Linear Algebra and Linear Differential Equations 4
MATH 226 Calculus III 4
MATH 245 Mathematics of Physics and
Engineering I
4
 
Required Upper Division Courses Units
PHYS 304 Mechanics 4
PHYS 408ab Electricity and Magnetism 4 & 4
PHYS 438ab Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
and its Applications
4 & 4
PHYS 495 Senior Project 2
CSCI 303 Analysis and Design of Algorithms 3
CSCI 357 Basic Organization of Computer Systems
(Enroll in EE 357)
3
CSCI 402 Operating Systems 3
MATH 445 Mathematics of Physics and
Engineering II
4

Total Units   82

 

  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • University of Southern California
  • 825 Bloom Walk
  • ACB 439
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0484