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 IN THE DISCIPLINES3
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.