Sep 25, 2023  
USC Catalogue 2020-2021 
USC Catalogue 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Philosophy and Physics (BA)

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Philosophy and physics is a demanding and rewarding major that combines two of the most rigorous and fundamental subjects in the arts and the sciences. There are strong links between physics and philosophy, and the stimulus for each discipline lies in part in the other. The program of study is designed to seek understanding of the nature of reality and of our knowledge of it. Philosophy and physics graduates offer an unusual and valuable combination of skills to employers in commerce and industry and are also well prepared to pursue post-graduate studies in any number of related fields.

Upper-Division Physics and Math (16 units)

Students must complete these four courses.

Philosophy Gateway Course (4 units)

Students must complete one gateway course. This course will count as an upper-division philosophy elective. 

Philosophy of Physics (4 units)

Students must complete the following course.

Logic (4 units)

Students must complete one course from this category. 

Upper-Division Physics Electives (12 units)

Students must choose three additional upper-division physics courses to complete, from this list. 

Upper-Division Philosophy Electives (8 units)

In addition to the philosophy gateway course, students must complete two upper-division philosophy courses such that one course is completed from each of the categories listed below.

Note: Courses taken to satisfy other requirements will not be double counted. 

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