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Course Requirements

To review complete course information, see the undergraduate catalog.

Teaching Major in Physics, 50 hours

+ 39 hours of education courses below:

Common core, 34 hours:

Prefix Course title Credit hours
PHYC 120
General Physics 1 5
122
General Physics 2 5
260
Intro to Modern Physics 4
262
Modern Physics Lab 1
CHEM 111
General Chemistry 1 4
112
General Chemistry 2 4
MATH 165
Calculus 1 4
166
Calculus 2 4
Research
Honors thesis, internship,
or departmental research
3

You must also complete a research project for 3 hours of credit (honors, thesis, internship, or departmental research).

In addition to the core courses above, students must complete the high school physics concentration, and the senior high/junior high/middle school education program listed below.

High School Physics Concentration, 16 hours:

Prefix Course title Credit hours
PHYC 330 Mechanics 3
340
Physical Optics 3
354
Electronics 1 4
434
Thermodynamics 3
450
Electricity and Magnetism 3
Students who currently hold or are pursuing a secondary license in one of the following areas will not be required to complete the high school physics concentration area: life science, earth/space science, mathematics, chemistry.

High School/Junior High/Middle School Education Program, 39 hours: 

Prefix Course title Credit hours
SCI 150
Basic Concepts 3
395
Intro to Teaching Science 3
396
Science Methods and Materials 3
EDMU 205
Multicultural Education 3
EDPS 251
Growth and Development for Sec. Ed. 3
390
Educational Psychology 3
EDSE 380
Principles of Teaching Sec. School 3
EDJH 385
Principles of Teaching Middle School 3
EDFO 420 Fundamentals of Education 3

Student Teaching 12

 

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ball State University
Cooper Physical Science Building, room 101
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8860
Fax: 765-285-5674
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