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:

9 hours (BA)

6 hours (BS)

Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PS, PY, or SO): See guidelines.

3 hours (BA)

6 hours (BS)

Science: GL105 Exploring Geology (4)

3-4 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)

AS101   Descriptive Astronomy (3) and AS101L (1)

BI102    General Biology (3) and BI102L (1)

CS231   Scientific Computer Programming (3)

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)

One (1) from the following:

CH354   Thermodynamics & Physical Chemistry (3) and CH354L (1)

CH355   Quantum Mechanics and Solid State Physics (3) and CH355L (1)


One (1) from the following:

BI301   Ecology (3) and BI301L (1)

CH/ES202   Environmental Chemistry (3) and CH/ES202L (1)

Professional Education Requirements (31-33 Hours)

ED101   Introduction to Teaching (2)

ED102   Introduction to Teaching Practicum (1)

ED122   Education Technology (2) [if not taken in Tier Two]

ED370SC   The Teaching of Science in High School and Middle School (3)

ED453   General Methods Teaching (2)

ED454   Student Teaching Seminar/Methods (2)         

ED462   Supervised Student Teaching (Capstone) (10)

ED471   Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (2)

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. 143 Hours)