Bachelor of Science in Physical Science and Teacher Education

Program of Study

University Degree Requirements: 57 Credit Hours
Physics core Curriculum: 33 Credit Hours
Major Elective Requirements: 10-16 Credit Hours
Teacher Education Core Curriculum: 29 Credit Hours
TOTAL: 141-147 Credit Hours

Physics Core Curriculum
Core Curriculum

  • CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry I/Lab (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 280 Laboratory Teaching Techniques (1-2 Credit Hours)
  • CSCI 261 Computer Science I (3 Credit Hours)
  • GSCI 200/200L Physical Geology/Lab (5 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 331 Calculus Methods (3 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 111/111L Physics I/Lab -or-
    PHYS 211/211L Physics for Scientists and Engineers I/Lab (5 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 112/112L Physics II/Lab -or-
    PHYS 212/212L Physics for Scientists and Engineers II/Lab (5 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 309 Descriptive Astronomy (3 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 603 Projects I (1 Credit Hour)
  • PHYS 606 Science Teaching Methods (2 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 676 Apprenticeship in Physical Science Teaching (1 Credit Hour)

Major Electives

(select two of the following three emphases)

Chemistry Emphasis:

  • CHEM 250/250L Chemical Analysis/Lab (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 304/304L Essentials of Organic Chemistry/Lab (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 476 Apprenticeship in Chemistry (1 Credit Hour)

Earth and Space Sciences Emphasis:

  • GSCI 101 Elements of Physical Geography (3 Credit Hours)
  • GSCI 202/202L Historical Geology/Lab (5 Credit Hours)
  • GSCI 340 Environmental Geology (3 Credit Hours)
  • GSCI 355 Field Trips in Geology (3 Credit Hours)
  • Approved Laboratory I (1 Credit Hour)

Physics Emphasis:

  • PHYS 301 Concepts of Modern Physics or
    PHYS 313 Modern Physics (3 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 332 Analog & Digital Electronics (3 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 621 Mechanics (3 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 651 Advanced Laboratory I (1 Credit Hours)

Teacher Education Requirements:

  • TEEL 202 Foundations of Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 231 Human Growth and Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 431 Educational Psychology (3 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 277 Early Field Experience: Physical Science Ed. or
    CHEM 277 Early Field Experience: Physical Science Ed. (1 Credit Hour)
  • TESP 302 Educating Exceptional Students (3 Credit Hours)
  • TESS 494 The Secondary School Experience (4 Credit Hours)
  • TESS 496 Directed Teaching Secondary (12 Credit Hours)
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