Science Education (BS): Physics (9-12 Licensure) (13SCIEDBS-13SCIEDPY)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ED 100 Intro to Education5 2 PY 202 University Physics II OR
PY 208 Physics for Engrs and Sci II9,11,B
4
PY 201 University Physics I OR
PY 205 Physics for Engrs and Sci I9,11,B
4 CH 201 Quantitative Chemistry11 3
CH 101 Molecular ChemB,11 3 CH 202 Quantitative Chemistry Lab11 1
CH 102 Molecular Chem LabB,11 1 MA 241 Calculus IIA 4
MA 141 Calculus IA 4 GEP Humanities ReqtC 3
ENG 101 Acad. Writing & ResH 4 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
18 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Physics Elective8,11 3 Astronomy Elective7,11 3
BIO 181 Intro Bio Ecol/Evol/Diversity11 4 BIO 183 Intro Bio Cell/Molecular Biol.11 4
MA 242 Calculus III 4 MA 341 App Diff Equations I 3
COM 110 Public Speaking 3 ED 204 Intro to 21st Century Teaching5 2
GEP Addtl. Breadth Reqt. (HUM/SS/VPA)F 3 EMS 205 Intro to Teaching Science5 2
EDP 304 Educational Psychology5,D 3
17 17

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Physics Elective 8,11 3 Physics Elective 8,11 3
Physics Elective 8,11 3 Physics Elective 8,11 3
MEA 101 Geology I: Physical11 3 ELP 344 School & Society5 3
MEA 110 Geology I: Lab11 1 ED 311 Class Assess. Princ. & Pract.5 2
EMS 373 Instr. Materials in Science5 3 ED 312 Class Assess. Princ. & Pract. Lab5 1
GEP Humanities RequirementC 3 EMS 375 Methods of Teach Sci I3,5 3
ECI 416 Teach Except Students Mainstr. Class5 3
16 18

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
EMS 475 Methods of Teach Math2,5 3 EMS 476 Student Teaching in Science6,5 10
Hist/Phil. of Science Elective1,G 3 EMS 495 Sr. Seminar in Math & Science Ed.6,5 2
ES 200 Climate Change & Sustainability10,11,G  3
Free Elective 1
Social Sciences Reqt. 4,D 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
14 12

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K: 128
1.  Choose one from HI 321, HI 322, HI 341, HI 480, PHI 340, or STS 301 (Fulfills 3 hours of GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives).
2. Offered only in the Fall semester.
3. Offered only in the Spring semester.
4. Choose a course from the GEP Social Science list EXCEPT PSY course. Social Science elective may NOT be a Psychology course.
5. A grade of C (2.0) or better is required for all ECI, ELP, and ED courses, EDP 304, EMS 373, EMS 476, EMS 495. B- or better is required for EMS 205, EMS 375, and EMS 475.
6. Offered only in the spring semester. Prior admission to the Professional Semester is required.
7. Chosen from PY 123: Stellar and Galactic Astronomy or PY 124: Solar System Astronomy
8. For students double majoring in Physics, the electives is chose from PY 203, 328, 401, 407, 411, 413, 414. For students not double majoring, chose from PY 125, 126, 133, 203, 328, 341, 401, 402, 407, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 463, 499.
9. For students double majoring in Physics, the sequence is PY 201 & PY 202
10. Fulfills 3 hours of GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives
11. A grade of C (2.0) or better is required for core content courses, up to two courses with a grade below a C is permitted.

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: MA 141, MA 241, 242, 341
B. Natural Sciences 
(7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: CH 101/CH 102, MEA 101 , MEA 110, CH 201, CH 202, BIO 181, BIO 183, Physics courses
C. Humanities
 (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: 
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: EDP 304, Soc. Science requirement
E. Health & Exercise Studies 
(2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
X Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: History & Phil of Science; ES 200
H. Introduction to Writing 
(4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better) 

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisiteThe following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: None
J. Global Knowledge 
(GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisiteThe following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: ES 200
K. Foreign Language proficiency 
– Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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