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Bachelor of Arts in Education, Physics/Secondary

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Degree Course Requirements
Bachelor of Arts in Education, Physics/Secondary
Physics Major (required courses) - 69 credits
Professional Education Requirements/Secondary Education: 46-47 credits
See the Department of Education. (Prerequisites may also apply)
This major satisfies the endorsement for grades 5-12
This major requires completion of a minor.

  • PHYS 151 General Physics I (4)
    • Concurrent enrollment in MATH 161
  • PHYS 152 General Physics II (4)
    • Concurrent enrollment in MATH 162 and completion of PHYS 151
  • PHYS 153 General Physics III (4)
    • Concurrent enrollment in MATH 163 and completion of PHYS 152
  • PHYS 161 Mechanics Lab (1)
  • PHYS 162 Heat and Optics (1)
  • PHYS 163 Instrumentation Lab I (1)
  • PHYS 164 Instrumentation Lab II (1)
  • PHYS 221 General Physics IV (4)
    • Prerequisite: PHYS 153
  • PHYS 371 Introduction to Quantum Physics (4)
    • Prerequisites: PHYS 153 and MATH 163
  • PHYS 390 Physics Teaching Methods (1)
    • Prerequisite: MATH 163
  • SCED 390 Secondary Science Teaching Methods (1)
  • CHEM 151 General Chemistry** (5)
  • CHEM 152 General Chemistry** (5)
  • MATH 161 Calculus I** (5)
  • MATH 162 Calculus II** (5)
  • MATH 163 Calculus III** (5)

ELECTIVES (18 Credits)
Choose 18 credits from any 300/400 level Physics courses, except PHYS 421 or PHYS 497
**See specific department or Graduate & Undergraduate catalog to find prerequisites for these classes.

What will I study?

The Bachelor of Arts in Education degree is designed primarily for students planning to teach physics at the secondary level.

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