Physical Science Breadth Requirement

The following courses satisfy the Physical Science area of the Seven Course Breadth requirement. Department headings marked "any" indicate that all undergraduate courses of two units or more offered by that department are acceptable for breadth credit (with exceptions noted). No more than two courses from any one department may be used to satisfy the Seven Course Breadth requirement (L&S Discovery courses are exempt). Courses numbered 84, 97, 98, 99, or above 190 do not receive breadth credit. In cases where any of the courses listed below is offered in the summer (indicated by an "N" prefix) or is offered online (indicated by a "W" prefix), that course will be treated in the same way as its regular semester counterpart and will satisfy this breadth area.

This list was last updated Thursday, January 16, 2014.

  • Anthropology 131, 132, 133, 134, 134A
  • Architecture 39A, 140, 149, 150, 152, 153, 159A, 159B, 159C, 159D, 159X
  • Astronomy - any, except 100
  • Biochemistry 170B
  • Bioengineering C125
  • Chemical Engineering 40, 124, 140, 141, 142, 150A, 150B, 152, 154, 160, 162, 170A, 170E, 171, 173, 174, 175, 176, 178, 179, 181
  • Chemistry - any, except 20, 130A, 130B
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering 70, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, C106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 115, 116N, C116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 120N, 121, 121N, 122, 122N, 124, 125, 130, 131, 131N, 140, 144, 148A, 148B, 150, 153, 160, 166, 168N, 170, 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 177, 185
  • Computer Science 39F, 61C, 61CL, 188
  • Earth and Planetary Science - any, except 39A, 60, C100, 104, 106AC, 120
  • Electrical Engineering 1, 20, 40, 41I, 42, 100, 104, 110, 114, 117, 118, 121, 122, 123, C125, 128, 129, 130, 131, 134, 135, 136, 140, 141, 142, 143, 145A, 145B, 145M, 146
  • Energy and Resources Group 100, C100, 102, 120, 140, 141
  • Engineering 11, 36, 45, 49, 101, 102, 117, 135, 145, C150, 153, 160, 161, 162, 165, 166, 172
  • Environmental Science, Policy, and Management 2, 4, 15, 20, 22, C107, 120, 121, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, C128, 129, C129, 130, C130, 148, 172, 177, 179, 180, C180, 181
  • Environmental Sciences 10, 125
  • Geography 1, 30, 39C, 40, C82, C136, C139, 140, 140A, 140B, C141, 142, 143, 144, 146, 147, 171, 184, 185
  • History 181B
  • Industrial Engineering and Operations Research 39A, 130, 131, 140, 150, 161, 162, 164, 165, 180
  • Integrative Biology 39D, C82, 106, C158
  • Interdepartmental Studies 80
  • Letters and Science 16, 70A, 70B, C70T, C70U, C70V, C70W, C70X, C70Y, 117, 122, 170AC, C170AC
  • Materials Science and Engineering 101, 102, 103, 104, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 130, 145, 146, 148, 149, 150, 160, 161, 170, 172, 176, 180
  • Mechanical Engineering 1, 39A, 39C, 39D, 39E, 101, 102A, 104, 105, 106, 107A, 107B, 109, 110, 122, 130, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 140, 142, 145, 151, 161, 162, 163, 170, 173, 175, 185
  • Nuclear Engineering 39, 92, 104A, 107, 124, 150, 160, 161, 162, 180
  • Optometry 39A
  • Physics - any, except 39
  • Public Health C171, 175, 176
  • Public Policy C184
  • Statistics 39B
  • Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies 66