Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Physics (Teacher Certification in Physics/Mathematics, Grades 7-12)

Minimum Required: 128 semester hours

General Requirements

  1. A minimum of 9 writing intensive hours and a total of 36 advanced hours are required to graduate. An advanced course is one that is numbered above 3000 and below 5000.
  2. See the Core Curriculum section of this catalog for general education core curriculum requirements.
  3. If two years of the same foreign language were taken in high school, then no additional language hours are required for the degree. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level.
  4. A minor in Secondary Education is required.
  5. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
PHYS 14304PHYS 24254 
MATH 24714MATH 24724 
US 11001ENG 13203 
ENG 13103HIST 13103 
COMM 13103  
 15 14
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
PHYS 24354PHYS 33203HIST 13203
MATH 33733MATH 33233POSI 23103
CHEM 11411CHEM 11421POSI 23203
CHEM 13413CHEM 13423Choose one from:3
PHIL 1305 or 13203ENG Literature3 
 PHYS 32102 
 14 15 12
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
PHYS 43103PHYS 33113MATH 33153
PHYS 33123PHYS 34114MATH 33303
Social and Behavioral Science3CI 43323MATH 43043
CI 33253PHYS Elective13-4 
MATH 33053  
 15 13 9
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
PHYS 43123EDST 46816 
RDG 33233  
CI 43433  
CI 43703  
PHYS Elective13-4  
 15 6
Total Hours: 128

For the PHYS Electives, choose two courses from the following with advisor approval: PHYS 3416, PHYS 3417, PHYS 4305, PHYS 4311, PHYS 4313, PHYS 4314, PHYS 4315, PHYS 4317, PHYS 4320, PHYS 4321, PHYS 4340.