Physics (9-12)

Co-major in Physics (9-12) plus a Co-Major in Middle/Secondary Education

Note: A Co-major cannot be a stand-alone major.

Note: Students have the option of adding the General Science (5-8) licensure

Blocks 1, 2, 3 and 4 as listed at the beginning of this section

Plus Block 3 curriculum and instruction special methods course and field experience III:

  • EDUC 318 Curriculum and Instruction for Science (5-12) (4 credits)
  • EDUC 344 Field Experience III: Science (0 credit) 

Plus:

  • CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • CISC 130 Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving in the Sciences (4 credits)
  • ENGR 350 Introduction to Electronics (4 credits)
  • GEOL 111 Introductory Physical Geology or one of GEOL 110, 113, 114, 115 (4 credits each)
  • MATH 113 Calculus I (4 credits)
  • MATH 114 Calculus II (4 credits)
  • MATH 200 Multivariable Calculus (4 credits)
  • MATH 210 Introduction to Differential Equations and Systems (4 credits)
  • PHYS 104 Astronomy (4 credits)
  • PHYS 111 Introduction to Classical Physics I (4 credits)
  • PHYS 112 Introduction to Classical Physics II (4 credits)
  • PHYS 215 Foundations of Modern Physics: From the Atom to the Big Bang (4 credits)
  • PHYS 225 Applications of Modern Physics: From the Atom to the Diode (4 credits)
  • PHYS 323 Methods of Experimental Physics (4 credits)

Plus:

  • Four additional credits in PHYS courses other than 101 

Plus either:

  • BIOL 101 General Biology (4 credits)

or the three-course sequence

  • BIOL 207 Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution (4 credits)
  • BIOL 208 Biological Communication and Energetics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 209 Biology of Sustainability (4 credits)

Plus:

  • Demonstrated competence on all required state standards

To complete a major in Physics (B.A.), additional courses are required. See Phycics section in the catalog.