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

Minimum Required: 126-128 semester credit hours

Admission Requirement

  1. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. A minor in Secondary Education is required.
  3. In addition to the major, minor and general education core curriculum requirements, students must also complete 21 hours of professional sequence courses under the College of Education. All coursework must be completed prior to EDST 4681.
  4. To satisfy graduation requirements for teacher certification, students must have at least a 2.75 Overall GPA. A GPA of at least 2.50 in all assigned courses in the professional sequence with no grade below a “C”.
  5. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  6. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  7. If two years of the same foreign language were taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be 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.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
PHYS 14304PHYS 24354 
MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020)4MATH 24724 
US 11001ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3 
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3PHYS 22302 
 15 16 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
PHYS 24254PHYS 33203Summer I: 
MATH 33733MATH 33233HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
CHEM 11411PHYS 33123POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
CHEM 13353PHYS 21501Summer II: 
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
 PHYS 32102POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
 14 15 12
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
PHYS 43103PHYS 33113MATH 33153
Upper Division PHYS Lab or PHYS elective13-4PHYS Upper Division Lab or PHYS elective13-4MATH 33303
Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803CI 43323MATH 43043
CI 33253PHYS 43603 
MATH 33053  
 15-16 12-13 9
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
PHYS 43123EDST 46816 
RDG 33233  
CI 43433  
CI 43703  
 12 6 
Total Hours: 126-128