Jul 14, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Option 1

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For students in the BA/MA program, students intending to teach grades 7-12, and students intending to enter the medical profession. The requirements consist of 8 credits of introductory physics courses

PHYS 11100  and PHYS 12000  preferred

and a 22-credit concentration in physics courses at the 200 level and higher:

PHYS 22100 

PHYS 22200 

PHYS 33000 

PHYS 33400 

PHYS 23000 

PHYS 23500 

PHYS 33500 

Additionally, 15-24 credits of allied courses (mathematics and chemistry) are also required. Together, the introductory physics and the Option 1 concentration (30 credit total) satisfy the major requirement for initial certification as a teacher of physics in grades 7-12. Option 1, together with the MA (see the Accelerated BA/MA Program  in Physics), is recommended for students planning to pursue a PhD in physics.

Preparation for Teaching

The Option 1 major in physics satisfies the requirements for NY State initial certification of at least 30 credits for teachers in adolescent education: physics (grades 7-12). Students planning to become physics teachers at the secondary level should take the 23-credit sequence in secondary education .

Students preparing to teach physics are advised to include the following courses or their equivalents in their undergraduate program: