Sep 20, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Physical Science (Composite Teaching)(Physics) - BS


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Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link

NOTES: Suggested schedule assumes the student has passed MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL) 

Students should consult with their advisor, Karalee Ransom, to develop an individualized plan of study that is applicable to their interests and STEP program no later than their sophomore year.

Admission to STEP requires a grade of C or better in all Major content courses.


Requires a 3.00 GPA

A grade of C or better is required in all Chemistry and Physics prefix courses

 

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing and an over-all GPA of 3.0.

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 3.0 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MATH 1220: Calculus II (QL)   4     BIOL 1010: Biology and the Citizen (BLS)   3    
PHYS 1080: Intelligent Life in the Universe (BPS)   3     ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3    
PHYS 2210: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (BPS/QI)  or PHYS 2310: Physics for Scientists I ​  4  or 4      PHYS 2220: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (BPS/QI)  or PHYS 2320: Physics for Scientists II    4  or 4    
PHYS 2215: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab I   1     PHYS 2225: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab II   1    
University Studies Breadth Course 3   STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)   3    
Comments

 

 

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I   4     CHEM 1220: Principles of Chemistry II (BPS)   4    
CHEM 1215: Chemical Principles Laboratory I   1     CHEM 1225: Chemical Principles Laboratory II   1    
GEO 1110: Physical Geology (BPS)   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
GEO 1115: Physical Geology Laboratory   1     University Studies Breadth Course 6  
PHYS 1040: Introductory Astronomy (BPS)   3          
PSC 2000: The Atmosphere and Weather (BPS)   3          
University Studies Breadth Course 3        
Comments

 

Comments

See advisor, Karalee Ransom, to apply for STEP (Secondary Teacher Education Program)

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 2300: Principles of Organic Chemistry  OR CHEM 2310: Organic Chemistry I   3  OR 4     TEAL 5500: Innovative Integration of Technology in Teaching   3    
CHEM 2315: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I   1     SCED 5100: Motivation and Classroom Management   3     
Pysics Elective Course 2500+ level 3   SCED 3210: Educational and Multicultural Foundations (DSS/CI)   3    
SCED 3300: Clinical Experience I   1     SCED 4300: Clinical Experience II   1    
SCED 3400: Teaching Science I   3     SCED 4400: Teaching Science II   3    
  * 2-3 *May not be required for your catalog year. Please see your advisor before registering for this course. Physics Elective Course 2500+ level   3  
Comments

A grade of C or better is required for all graded STEP courses

Comments

A grade of C or better is required for all graded STEP courses

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

SCED 5200: Language, Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (CI)   3     SCED 5500: Student Teaching Seminar   2    
SCED 4210: Assessment and Curriculum Design   3     SCED 5630: Student Teaching in Secondary Schools   10    
SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities   2          
Elective Credits    4-7        
Comments

Elective credits could include GEO 3200: The Earth Through Time (DSC)   3  credits and WILD 2200: Ecology of Our Changing World (BLS)   3  credits.  These courses would be used to obtain the earth science endorsement needed to teach 9th grade science

A grade of C or better is required for all graded STEP courses

Comments

A grade of C or better is required for all graded STEP courses

Students must complete the General Education Requirements  and the University Studies Depth Requirements :

  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above course in Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) requirement

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