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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Physics, B.S.



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


At-a-Glance

Minimum hours required for B.A. major: 76

Minimum hours required for B.S. major: 68

Minimum hours required for minor: 18

Advising: Call Dr. Kaufman 216-687-2436 or Dr. Walker 216-687-2424

A major or minor in physics will help you prepare for a wide range of careers in product development, research, teaching, and many other fields where you combine your knowledge of physics with other disciplines. The Physics Department offers you a choice of three undergraduate programs to suit your particular goals, interests and strengths:

Bachelor of Science: preparation for technical careers in industry and research centers and for graduate studies

Bachelor of Science Honors: preparation for careers in research and for doctoral studies in physics

Bachelor of Arts: preparation for careers in applied (engineering) physics, computer science, education, medicine, law, technical sales, scientific journalism or other fields where analytic skills and broad understanding of physics are important. Students majoring in Engineering or in Computer and Information Science (CIM and CIS calculus based; physics option) can earn the B.A. in Physics as an additional degree with a modest increase in course requirements.

Physics Minor: provides students majoring in other technical fields with additional skills, thus broadening their career options.

 

 

Requirements of the College of Sciences and Health Professions: 

A minimum of 128 credit hours is required for a degree, of which 42 semester credit hours must be earned in 300- and/or 400-level courses.

General Education Requirements:

All degree-seeking students are required to meet general education requirements in addition to the course work required by the academic major. A comprehensive description of the requirements is found at http://www.csuohio.edu/academic/gened/.

Major-Field Requirements for B.S. in Physics


Technical electives:


at least 10 credits of technical electives to be selected from 300- and 400-level courses in physics, chemistry, mathematics, or engineering approved by the physics adviser;

Required mathematics and computer science courses:


the following required mathematics and computer science courses:

Physics Secondary School Licensure


The CSUTeach Program offers an option of a dual field licensure in physics and life sciences, physics and chemistry or physics and 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).

Four teacher preparation tracks are available:

  • BA in Physics, Physics & Biology Licensure, Grades 7-12
  • BA in Physics, Physics & Chemistry Licensure, Grades 7-12
  • BS in Physics, Physics & CHemistry 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, Physics & Biology Licensure, Grades 7-12


Earth Sciences Courses (4 hours)


Note:


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

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


Earth Sciences Courses (4 hours)


Note:


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

BS in Physics, Physics & Chemistry Licensure, Grades 7-12


Earth Sciences Courses (4 hours)


Note:


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