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2012-2013 Catalog 
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Physics Teaching (BS)

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  • Program Prerequisite: Physics Teaching majors must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department).
  • Minor: Not Required.
  • Grade Requirements: An overall GPA of 2.00 is required in courses required for this major. Also refer to the general grade requirements for graduation under General Requirements.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 semester credit hours is required for graduation; 45 hours are required within the major, plus the credits required by the Teacher Education department. Forty upper-division credit hours are required (courses numbered 3000 and above).


Physics Teaching majors are strongly encouraged to meet with the chair at least annually for course and program advisement. Call 801-626-6163 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Physics Teaching majors are also encouraged to meet with a Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education advisor (call 801-626-6269). (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

Admissions Requirements

Declare your  program of study . Teaching majors must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Department of Teacher Education 

General Education

Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements  for Bachelor of Science requirements. The following courses required for the Physics and Applied Physics majors will satisfy general education requirements: PHYS 1040 PS , PHYS 2210 PS , and MATH 1210 .

Physics Teaching Major Course Requirements for BS Degree

Physics Electives (9 credit hours)

Select nine credit hours in approved Physics classes (courses numbered 2300 and above, excluding other explicit course requirements).

Support Courses Required (11 credit hours)


Students must also complete the Teacher Education Licensure Program.

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