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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Major, BA

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The BA program is for students wanting a broad liberal arts education with an emphasis in physics. It may be a suitable foundation for students who are planning a career not usually regarded as physics, such as business education, law, medicine, writing, environmental concerns, public safety, or computer programming.

(NOTE: Students seeking a B.A. degree must complete one year college/university study or two years high school study of a single world language.)

Teaching Endorsement Requirements:

This major satisfies the criteria for an endorsement in physics and qualifies students to teach physics at the high school, middle, or junior high levels. Students taking this major for endorsement are required to take additional credits of science education and professional education courses, including one academic quarter of full-time student teaching. Nine of these credits will count as physics elective credits. See the physics teaching advisor as soon as possible to develop a graduation plan. Students completing this program are required to demonstrate proficiency of student learning outcomes through a program portfolio prior to student teaching. In addition to the above requirements, students must pass the NES exam for physics to receive a physics endorsement. Students should seriously consider working toward endorsement in a second area, such as biology, chemistry, earth science, middle-level science, middle-level mathematics, mathematics or science.

Department-approved electives - Credits: 9

  • Must include a department-approved course sequence (such as PHYS 351/352, PHYS 381/382, PHYS 334/463, SCED 324/325/392)-see your Physics major advisor for details.

Total Credits: 83

College and Department Information

Physics Department  
College of the Sciences  

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