Sep 29, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Option 1 (53-72 credits)

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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.

Hunter Core Requirement

Several courses within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core Requirement [CCCR], Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here: Hunter Core Requirement - Fall 2013 to Spring 2019 .

Course CUNY Common Core Requirement
PHYS 11100 (STEM)   Life and Physical Sciences (LPS) and Scientific World (SW)
PHYS 12100 (STEM)   Life and Physical Sciences (LPS) and Scientific World (SW)

Please note that no more than two courses from any one department will count for the CUNY Common Core Requirement.

Courses Required for the Major

Based on placement exams or transferred courses, students may place into some more advanced Mathematics and Statistics courses without taking Hunter College prerequisites. See the Mathematics and Statistics  department for details.

D. Required Math & Chemistry courses (20 credits)

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: