Physics 7-12, B.S.

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This program has a separate admission process. Please consult the admission requirements for this program for more information.

Overall GPA of 2.7 Required
128 Overall Credits Required

LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS

Liberal Education Program

48 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 48 are counted toward free electives.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 1 - Quantitative Reasoning:
MAT 150 – Calculus I

Tier 2 – American Experience (select one):
HIS 110 – United States History I
HIS 111 - United States History II

Tier 2 – Mind and Body:
SHE 203 – School Health

Tier 2 – Natural World I: Physical Realm:
CHE 120 - General Chemistry I

Tier 2 - Social Structure, Conflict and Consensus
EDU 200 - Teachers, Schools, and Society

Tier 3 – Capstone (select one):
EGR 471 - Capstone Experience for Engineering
PHY 471
- Capstone Experience in Physics

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

51 Credits Required

Physics Requirements
27 Credits Required

Requirements:
PHY 230 — Physics for Scientists and Engineers I ('C-' or better)
PHY 231 — Physics for Scientists and Engineers II ('C-' or better)
PHY 309 — Modern Physics ('C-' or better)
PHY 370 — Modern Physics Laboratory ('C-' or better)
PHY 400 - Classical Mechanics I
PHY 406 - Electricity and Magnetism
PHY 461 — Methods in Physics Research
Select an additional 6 credits of PHY

Since all 100-level courses are introductory, a student may not receive credit for more than one of PHY 100, 101, 103, and 111. 

Education Requirements
24 Credits Required

Requirements:
EDU 316 - Child Decelopment and Psychology for Educators
EDU 413 – Secondary Education
EDU 471 – Supporting English Learners for School Success
RDG 470 – Literacy in the Content Areas
SED 482 – Teaching Exceptional Students in the Secondary Education Classroom
SCE 490 – Science (Secondary School)
SCE 494 – Student Teaching (Science)
SCE 496 – Student Teaching Seminar (Science)

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS

15 Credits Required

Requirements:
CHE 121 - General Chemistry II
MAT 151 – Calculus II
MAT 252 – Calculus III
MAT 245 - Differential Equations

FREE ELECTIVES

Students must take remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).