Physics B.A. - Teaching Broadfield Science

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Bachelor of Arts - Physics; Broadfield Teaching Science Concentration

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 83-84

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information. A major GPA of 2.75 is required to be eligible for student teaching.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Physics Requirements

24

Required Physics Courses

Physics Elective

Math Requirements

15

Statistics Requirements

3-4

Astronomy Requirements

4

Geology Requirements

7

Biology Requirements

12

Chemistry Requirements

11

Advanced College Writing Requirement

3

Teaching Methods Requirement

4

Total Hours

83-84


Physics Requirements

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 24 total credits required.

Required Physics Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

PHSX 215N

Fund of Physics w/Calc I

4

PHSX 216N

Physics Laboratory I w/Calc

1

PHSX 217N

Fund of Physics w/Calc II

4

PHSX 218N

Physics Laboratory II w/Calc

1

PHSX 301

Intro Theoretical Physics

3

PHSX 311

Oscillations and Waves

2

PHSX 330

Communicating Physics

3

PHSX 343

Modern Physics

3

Total Hours

21

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physics Elective

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 1 additional upper division Physics course.

3

Total Hours

3


Math Requirements

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

M 171

Calculus I

4

M 172

Calculus II

4

M 273

Multivariable Calculus

4

M 311

Ordinary Differential Equations and Systems

3

Total Hours

15

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Statistics Requirements

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

STAT 216

Introduction to Statistics

3-4

or STAT 341

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Total Hours

3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Astronomy Requirements

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ASTR 131N

Planetary Astronomy

3

ASTR 134N

Planetary Astronomy Lab

1

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Geology Requirements

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 7 total credits required.

Required Geology Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

GEO 101N

Introduction to Physical Geology

3

GEO 102N

Introduction to Physical Geology Lab

1

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Geology Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

ASTR 351

Planetary Science

GEO 105N

Oceanography

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Biology Requirements

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BIOB 160N

Principles of Living Systems

3

BIOB 161N

Prncpls of Living Systems Lab

1

BIOB 260

Cellular and Molecular Biology

4

BIOB 272

Genetics and Evolution

4

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Chemistry Requirements

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

CHMY 141N
& CHMY 142N

College Chemistry I
and College Chemistry I Lab

5

CHMY 143N
& CHMY 144N

College Chemistry II
and College Chemistry II Lab

5

CHMY 485

Laboratory Safety

1

Total Hours

11

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Advanced College Writing Requirement

Note: May substitute another advanced writing course as approved by the department chair.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

PHSX 330

Communicating Physics

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teaching Methods Requirement

Note: The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Methods: 5-12 Science.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing

4

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach physics, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department.