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Undergraduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Physics, B.A.



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.A. in Physics are:


Physics Electives


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

Mathematics and computer science courses


the following required mathematics and computer science 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


the following computer and information science courses:

Upper-division credits


16 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):


4 of the 32 credit hours (16 cr physics electives + 16 cr different discipline) have to be a 300 or 400 level lab course, approved by the Physics Department adviser.

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


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