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B.S. PHYSICS

B.S. PHYSICS - TEACHER LICENSURE ENDORSEMENT

B.S. PHYSICS / M.S. IN MATERIALS SCIENCE

MINOR IN ASTRONOMY

MINOR IN PHYSICS

NSU - Norfolk State University
 
   
 
 

Department of Physics

B.S. Physics - General
First Year
UNI 101 Introduction to University Life 0 cr hrs
ENG 101/102 Communication Skills I & II 6 cr hrs
MTH 184/251 Calculus I & II 8 cr hrs
HED 100 Personal and Comm. Health 2 cr hrs
PED 100 Fund. of Fitness for Life. 1 cr hrs
PHY 160/160L University Physics I & Lab 5 cr hrs
PHY 161/161L University Physics II & Lab 5 cr hrs
HIS 10X Social Science/History Electives 3 cr hrs
TOTAL 30 cr hrs
Second Year
Humanities Elective from core 3 cr hrs
PHY 260 University Physics III 4 cr hrs
CSC 169 Intro. Computer Science 3 cr hrs
MTH 252 Calculus III 3 cr hrs
*Cultural Elective. 3 cr hrs
Elective (unrestricted) 3 cr hrs
PHY 350 Modern Physics 3 cr hrs
PHY 351 Concepts in Modern Physics 1 cr hrs
PHY 241 Physics Seminar 1 cr hrs
MTH 372 Differential Equations 3 cr hrs
PHY 345 Mathematical Methods for Physical Sciences I 3 cr hrs
TOTAL 31 cr hrs
Third Year
SCM 285 Principles of Speech 3 cr hrs
SOC 101 Social Science 3 cr hrs
CHM 221/221L General Chemistry I & Lab 4 cr hrs
CHM 222/222L General Chemistry II & Lab 4 cr hrs
PHY 365/366 Mechanics I & II 6 cr hrs
PHY 375 Electricity and Magnetism I 3 cr hrs
PHY 380 Quantum Mechanics I 3 cr hrs
PHY 399 Advanced Lab 2 cr hrs
PHY 445 Mathematical Methods for Physical Sciences II 3 cr hrs
TOTAL 31 cr hrs
Fourth Year
Elective (Unrestricted) 10 cr hrs
*Humanities Electives from the Core 3 cr hrs
PHY 356 Thermodynamics 3 cr hrs
PHY 468 Optics 3 cr hrs
PHY 475 Electricity and Magnetism II 3 cr hrs
PHY 480 Quantum Mechanics II 3 cr hrs
PHY 498/499 Senior Project I & II 3 cr hrs
TOTAL 28 cr hrs
SUMMARY OF GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
   General Education Requirements 40 cr hrs
   Major Requirements 67 cr hrs
   Electives 13 cr hrs
TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION 120 cr hrs


*Cultural Elective to be selected from the following:
FIA 180, FIA 201, MUS 234, HIS 335, HIS 336, HIS 370, HIS 371,
HIS 377, POS 315, PSY 340, or SOC 237
Teacher Licensure Endorsement
    Students wishing to pursue a career in teaching must take the following steps:
  1. Follow the curriculum for the B.S. degree in Physics.
  2. Use the elective hours for professional courses.
  3. See the academic advisor in their major department.
  4. See the academic advisor in the Department of Secondary Education and School Leadership in the Bozeman Education Building, Room 200.
  5. Take the PRAXIS test and make a passing score. (See the School of Education PRAXIS coordinator, JBB 125.)
  6. Take the following professional education courses (18 semester hours) plus student teaching (12 semester hours).

    SED 201 American Schools and the Teaching Profession
    SED 233 Seminar in Assessment and Evaluation Management
    SED 380 Foundations of Methods in Secondary Schools
    SED 420 Educational Technology
    SED 486 Educational Psychology and Behavior Management
    SED 488 School/Community Relations
    SED 499 Directed Teaching and Seminar
 
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