2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics Education, Bachelor of Science

The physics education major requirements include 16 credits in physics, 20 credits in biology, chemistry, and mathematics, and 47 hours of professional studies in education. The physics education major leads to a bachelor of science degree.

Physics Specialization Requirements

Core Courses

BIOL 110General Biology I

4

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 112General Chemistry II

4

MATH 115Calculus I

4

MATH 116Calculus II

4

PHYS 200University Physics I

4

PHYS 210University Physics II

4

PHYS 220University Physics III

4

PHYS 350Science Curriculum Projects

2

PHYS 409Seminar in Physics

2

Required Professional Studies Courses

EDUC 101Introduction Educational Practice

3

EDUC 202Cultural Awareness in the Classroom

3

EDUC 280Exceptional Child

3

EDUC 282Educational Psychology Application

3

EDUC 316Read/Write Across Curriculums

3

EDUC 333The Learning Environment

3

EDUC 340Educational Measurement/Evaluation

3

EDUC 342Middle School Curriculum/Instruct

3

EDUC 400Early Professional Experience

1

EDUC 409Secondary Methods

3

EDUC 410Secondary Methods Clinical Practice

3

EDUC 421Student Teaching/Secondary

7 to 15

EDUC 428Secondary Programs Clinical Seminar

1

PHYSICS EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AT A GLANCE
Type of Credit Required Credits
General Education (For B.S.)* 26
Major 36
Education 47
Elective 11
Total Credits to Earn Degree 120
*Based on students arriving as first time freshmen. Some general education requirements are met through required major courses. This reduces the number of required general education credits.