Physics Degrees with Certification

BA or BS, Physics Major with Certification - Min. 124 Hours

Common Core: See common core requirements.
Required Course from General Education: CH111 General Chemistry (3) and CH111L (1) or CH114 General Chemistry with Qualitative Analysis (3) and CH114L (1);  and MA118 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (5)
Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements (24+ Hours)
Humanities or Fine Arts:
When choosing a Humanities course, see guidelines.
When choosing a Fine Arts course, see guidelines.
  •  9 hours (BA)
  •  6 hours (BS)
Social Sciences (PY210 or PY223): see guidelines.
  • 6 hours (BA)
  •  6 hours (BS)
Science: Must include BI101 General Biology (3) and BI101L (1) or BI108 Biodiversity (3) and BI108L (1) 3-4 hours
BA  Foreign Language (a single language) 
BS  Analytical Skills: see guidelines.
Must include ED122 Education Technology (2) and MA209 Calc and Analytic Geometry II (5)
6-8 hours 
Physics Major Requirements (31 Hours)
PH205  Calculus Physics I (3) and PH205L (2)
PH206  Calculus Physics II (3) and PH206L (2)
PH307  Modern Physics (3)
PH322  Scientific Instrumentation (3) and PH322L (1)
CH354  Thermodynamics (3) and CH354L (1) or CH355  Quantum Mechanics and Solid State Physics (3) and CH355L (1)
SC225 Science Seminar (1)
SC382  History and Philosophy of Science (3) 

Additional Hours in Science Including:
SC103  Meteorology (3) or 100-level Geology (4)

BI301  Ecology (3) and BI301L (1)
or BI311 Conservation Biology and Natural Resource Management (3) or BI105 Intro to Environmental Science (3) and BI105L (1)
 
Professional Education Requirements (42+ Hours)
ED101  Foundations of Education (2)
ED102  Field Experience I (1)
ED105 Field Experience II (0-1)
ED122  Education Technology (2) if not taken in Tier Two above
ED313 Classroom Behavior Management (3)
ED350 Education Methodology (2)
ED370SC  The Teaching of Science in High School (3)
ED453  Education as a Profession (2)
ED454  Student Teaching Seminar (2)                
ED462  Supervised Student Teaching (Capstone) (10)
ED470 Instruction Int. For Students with Reading Deficits (3)
ED471  Teaching Reading in the Content Area (3)
PY210  Educational Psychology (3)
PY223  Developmental Psychology (3)
PY342  Psychology of the Exceptional Child (2)
PY343  Psychology of the Exceptional Child Practicum (1)
Electives (To Complete Min. 124 Hours)

 BA or BS in Physics with Certification in Unified Science

Common Core: See Common Core requirements
Required Courses from General Education:
BI101   General Biology (3) and BI101L (1)
MA118  Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (5). Any student whose ACT Math subscore is below 20 must pass MA101/MA102 before taking MA118.)
Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements (21-24 Hours)
Humanities or Fine Arts:
When choosing a Humanities course, see guidelines.
When choosing a Fine Arts course, see guidelines.
9 hours (BA) 6 hours (BS)
Social Sciences (PY210 and PY223): See guidelines. 6 hours (BA) 6 hours (BS)
Science: BI102 General Biology (3) and BI102L (1) 4 hours
BA Foreign Language (a single language)
BS Analytical Skills: See guidelines.
Must take ED122 Education Technology (2) and MA209 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II (5)
6-8 hours
Unified Science Course Requirements (43 hours)
CH111 General Chemistry (3) and CH111 (1)
CH114 General Chemistry with Quantative Analysis (3) and CHL114L  (1)
GL105 Exploring Geology (4)
PH205  Calculus Physics I (3) and PH205L (2)
PH206  Calculus Physics II (3) and PH206L (2)
PH307  Modern Physics (3)
PH322  Scientific Instrumentation (3) and PH322L (1)
SC103  Introduction to Meteorology (3)
SC225  Interdisciplinary Science Seminar (1)
SC382  History & Philosophy of Science (3)
PH354  Thermodynamics & Physical Chemistry (3) and PH354L (1)
PH355  Quantum Mechanics and Solid State Physics (3) and PH355L (1) 
ES306 Environmental Health and Safety (3)

One (1) from the following:
BI105 Introduction to Environmental Science (3) and BI105L(1)
BI301  Ecology (3) and BI301L (1)
BI311 Conservation and Natural Resource Management (3)



Professional Education Requirements (42 Hours)
ED101 Foundations of Education (2)
ED102 Field Experience I (1)
ED105 Field Experience II (0-1)
ED122 Education Technology (2)
        [if not taken in Tier Two]
ED350 Education Methodology (2)
ED370SC The Teaching of Science in High School (3)
ED453  Education as a Profession (2)
ED454 Student Teaching Seminar/Methods (2)
ED462  Supervised Student Teaching (Capstone) (10)
ED470 Instructional Int. for Students with Reading Deficits (3)
ED471  Teaching Reading in the Content Area (3)
PY210  Educational Psychology (3)
PY223  Developmental Psychology (3)
PY342  Psychology of the Exceptional Child (2)
PY343  Psychology of the Exceptional Child Practicum (1)
Electives