The courses required for the B.S. degree in Physics, as well as the Minor in Physics, are listed in the Physics section of Explore Degrees .  When planning your schedule for the required courses, note that all courses required for the Physics major are offered once a year, with the exception of Physics 108 (Winter and Spring quarters).  Thus you should plan ahead, especially if you wish to study overseas. 

Overseas study is possible within the Physics major.  Due to sequencing of Physics courses, Autumn and Spring quarters are the best times to plan for being away from the Stanford campus.  Physics courses required for the major are not offered at any of Stanford's overseas campuses. 

Sample four-year schedules for completing the Physics major are shown in the links below.   Incoming physics students have a wide range of backgrounds;  ranging from no junior/senior level high school physics to very advanced. These sample schedules are intended to show how the major can be completed, depending on your backgroud.   The schedules also indicate when overseas study might be undertaken.

  • Summary four-year sketches : pdf

  • Detailed four-year schedules, showing various ways to complete the physics major depending on your physics and math background: pdf

  • Changes in content and scheduling of Physics courses taken by Physics and Engineering Physics were implemented between 2011/12 and 2012/13 and are described here.