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The Physics Department offers an outstanding course curriculum. We recommend that you acquaint yourself with the course offerings before choosing classes.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Physics Student Services Office. Instructor assignments are subject to change. Please check the online schedule of classes on a regular basis for updates. Compare programs and find detailed degree requirements at the Academic Guide. View our course archives for previous years' classes and textbooks.

If you are an incoming or prospective transfer student, visit our Transfer Students page to learn more about course recommendations and program offerings.


Forms to request enrollment in Physics 49, 99, 199, and H195A/B can be found here under 'Enrollment Request'.

Course Descriptions

Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Graduate Course Descriptions (scroll to the second half of the webpage)

Please Note

Course Time Conflicts
The Physics Department does not permit time conflicts for any undergraduate students and will not approve override requests.

Discussion Section Switches
The Physics Department will not perform manual discussion section switches for students; we do not have the resources to accommodate these requests. Students must use CalCentral to perform the switch on their own.

Berkeley Academic Guide / Course Catalog