Physics Requirements (BSE)

(Recommended for students intending to teach physics in secondary school.)

Licensure

Licensure Requirements - 41 units
SPECED 205INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION3
GEOGRPY 252GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES (GS)3
or BIOLOGY 214 ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY (GM)
Foundations Block:9
FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY (DV)(GI)
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION AND TEACHING
EDFOUND 425MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL3
SECNDED 466LITERACY STRATEGIES FOR CONTENT-AREA TEACHERS3
SECNDED 429METHODS OF TEACHING SCIENCE3
CIFLD 492FIELD STUDY3
Alternative-Level Student Teaching:2
DIRECTED TEACHING - ALTERNATIVE PLACEMENT MIDDLE SCHOOL
DIRECTED TEACHING - ALTERNATIVE PLACEMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL
Student Teaching:12
DIRECTED TEACHING-SECONDARY
DIRECTED TEACHING-MIDDLE SCHOOL
Total Units41

Major

Major Requirements - 34 units
Select one of the following:10
PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS I (GL)
and PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II (GL)
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS I (GL)
and PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS II (GL)
Select 2 units of the following:2
FRONTIERS OF ENGINEERING AND PHYSICS
PHYSCS 221INTERMEDIATE LABORATORY2
PHYSCS 305MECHANICS - STATICS3
PHYSCS 310MECHANICS - DYNAMICS3
PHYSCS 324METHODS OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS3
PHYSCS 344MODERN PHYSICS4
PHYSCS 489PHYSICS SENIOR SEMINAR2
Select remaining units from the following:5
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY (GL)
Courses numbered 300 or 400 with no more than 3 units selected from courses PHYSCS 490 thru PHYSCS 499
Total Units34
Writing Requirement - 3 units
ENGLISH 370ADVANCED COMPOSITION3
or ENGLISH 372 TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING
Total Units3

Departmental Exit Interview

An approved minor is required for this major.