BS in Science Education with Physics Concentration - Sample Schedule

Sample schedule for the science teaching degree with concentration in physics

Many variations are possible.

Semester 1

CHEM 151 (General Chemistry)

4

MATH 125 (Calculus 1)

3

ENGL Composition

3

Tier 1 Gen Ed

3

Tier 1 Gen Ed

3

 

16

Semester 2

PHYS 141 (Intro Mechanics)

4

MATH 129 (Calculus II)

3

ENGL Composition

3

CHEM 152 (General Chemistry)

4

Tier 1 Gen Ed

3

 

17

Semester 3

PHYS 142 (Intro Opt + Thermodyn)

4

MATH 223 (Vector Calc)

4

Tier 1 Gen Ed

3

Tier 2 Gen Ed

3

 

14

Semester 4

PHYS 241 (Mod Phys, Rel)

4

MATH 254 (Intro Diff Eqn)

3

PHYS elective

6

Tier 2 Gen Ed

3

 

16

Semester 5

STCH 250 (Teaching Science)

3

PHYS 263H (Intr Rel + Quant Phys)

3

PHYS 321 (Mech)

3

PHYS 381 (Advanced Lab)

2

Tier 2 Gen Ed

3

 

14

Semester 6

STCH 310 (Adol Lrng In Sci+Math)

3

PHYS 331 (E & M I)

3

STCH 420 (Plng+Implemnt Curric)

4

PHYS elective

3

 

13

Semester 7

STCH 410 (Mng Sci Instr/Divrs Cls)

4

PHYS 439 (Phys. Tchng. Methods)

3

LCEV 408 (Mthds. of Tchng. Engl.)

3

PHYS elective

3

PHYS 320 (Optics)

3

 

16

Semester 8

STCH 494A

10

STCH 496A

1

LCEV 416

3

 

17

Notes

  • Second-semester proficiency in a foreign language is required; normally this is fulfilled with high school language.
  • Physics 381, STCH 410 and STCH 420 are writing-emphasis courses.
  • This sample schedule fulfills the requirement for 42 units of upper-division credit.