Mar 22, 2023  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, Professional Concentration, Teaching Licensure Preparation Track, B.A.

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Degree and Major Requirements

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • General Education  41 Credit Hours 1
  • Foreign Language classes (intermediate level required) 0-14 Credit Hours 2
  • Philosophy course (in addition to General Education  courses) 3 Credit Hours
  • University electives 23-37 Credit Hours
  • Major core requirements 39 Credit Hours 3
  • Major concentration requirements 26-39 Credit Hours 3
Total: 120 Credit Hours


1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.
2 The foreign language requirement may be satisfied by successful completion of the second semester of the intermediate level (typically 232) of the student’s chosen language or by placing out of that language through the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures’ placement test.
3 Some of the courses required for the major complete Cluster Three  of General Education . PHIL 101  is part of Cluster Two .

Major Core Requirements

Program Concentrations

Each student, in consultation with his/her faculty adviser, will choose one of the following program concentrations:

  • Individual Option
  • Professional


Students in this concentration must complete the following courses in addition to core requirements:

Required Courses

Additional Information

Students are expected to review progress toward completion of the selected program of study with their faculty adviser.

Teaching Licensure Preparation Track

Students pursuing the B.A. in physics and astronomy with a professional concentration may complete a track in teaching licensure at the secondary education level.

In addition to degree and General Education  requirements, students must complete BIO 140 , GEOL 110 , GEOL 110L  and MSSE 101 .  The student must also be admitted to the secondary education program and meet those requirements.  The necessary courses and when they are usually taken are shown below.

Fourth Year Courses

Additional Information

To achieve teaching licensure, a student needs to supplement this curriculum with a fifth-year in the College of Education ; see their website for more details.

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