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2011-2012 General Catalog 
    
2011-2012 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Physical Science (Composite Teaching)(Physics), BS


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College of Science

Department of Physics

College of Science Requirements


The College of Science requires a year of mathematics (8 credits) and a year sequence in science (7-8 credits) for all of its majors. For Physics majors, the College of Science requirements are:

Bachelor’s Degrees and Core Requirements


The Physics Department awards the following degrees: BS in Physics, BA in Physics, BS in Physics with a Professional Emphasis, BS in Physics with an Applied Emphasis, BS in Mathematics and Physics Dual Major Option, BS in Physics Teaching, and BS in Composite Teaching—Physical Science.

Except for the two Teaching Majors, all degrees require a common core (48 credits):

Students with a Teaching Major in Physics must complete the requirements for the STEP.


Admission to the STEP with this major requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 in PHYS 2210 , PHYS 2215 , PHYS 2220  and PHYS 2225 , in addition to requirements of the Secondary Education Program, School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL).

Note:


Students seeking this degree must complete the requirements for the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP). Admission to the STEP with this major requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 in PHYS 2210 , PHYS 2215 , PHYS 2220  and PHYS 2225  , in addition to Secondary Education Program requirements.

All USU teacher education candidates will be required to take and pass the content exam approved by the Utah State Office of Education in their major content area prior to student teaching.

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

USU Credits (10 of last 40 must be USU credits)

30

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)

12

Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 

3

General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 

 

 

 

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