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  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2016 - 2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Physics, B.A.



Physics (B.S., B.A.)


Minimum hours required for B.A. major: 80

Minimum hours required for B.S. major: 72

Minimum hours required for B.S. Honors major: 79

Minimum hours required for B.S. Scholars major: 75

Requirements of the College of Sciences and Health Professions: A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a degree, of which 42 semester credit hours must be earned in 300- and/or 400-level courses.

Major-Field Requirements for B.A. in Physics


Physics Electives


18 credits of physics electives to be selected from all the 300- and 400-level physics courses

Chemistry with associated laboratory courses


introductory sequence of chemistry with associated laboratory courses

Or


Biology with associated laboratory courses


introductory sequence of biology with associated laboratory courses

Or


Computer and information science courses


Any two 300-/400- level CIS courses.

Upper-division credits


18 upper-division credits in a coherent program from a different discipline such as biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, environmental science, education or engineering. Program must be approved by the Physics Department adviser.

Note(s):


3 of the 36 credit hours (18 cr physics electives + 18 cr different discipline) have to be a 300 or 400 level lab course, approved by the Physics Department adviser.

Physics with Secondary Teacher Licensure


The CSUteach Program offers an option of an integrated science license (Physics) or a dual program in single-field physics and integrated mathematics. The licensure programs require coursework from the College of Science and the College of Education and Human Services. Contact the CSUteach Program for education courses required for undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Secondary Teacher Licensure programs (216-687-3709 or JH 345).

Two teacher preparation tracks are available:

  • BA in Physics, Integrated Science Licensure, Grades 7-12
  • BA in Physics, Physics & Mathematics Licensure, Grades 7-12

See also Education, Adolescent and Young Adult with Licensure.

BA in Physics, Integrated Science Licensure, Grades 7-12


Note:


Students will also need to complete additional CSUteach education courses. Please see Education, Adolescent and Young Adult with Licensure, Grades 7-12  for details.

BA in Physics, Physics & Mathematics Licensure, Grades 7-12


Note:


Students will also need to complete additional CSUteach education courses.  Please see the College of Education, CSUteach program catalog for details.