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B.S. in Physics / M.S. in Education

Suggested Course Sequence for the Dual Degree

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Freshman Year - Fall Credits
PHYS 211 GAP I 4
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5
MATH 115 Calculus I 4
COSC 160 C++ 3
UCOR Information Literacy 1
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17
Freshman Year - Spring Credits
PHYS 212 GAP II 4
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 5
MATH 116 Calculus II 4
UCOR I 3
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16
Sophomore Year - Fall Credits
PHYS 302 Optics 3
PHYS 312 Optics Lab 1
PHYS 332 Analog Electronics 3
MATH 215 Calculus III 4
UCOR 2 3
UCOR 3 3
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17
Sophomore Year - Spring Credits
PHYS 374 Modern Physics 3
PHYS 364 Modern Physics Lab 1
BIOL 111 or BIOL 112 4
MATH 310 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 314 Differential Equations 3
UCOR 4 3
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17
Junior (Senior) Year - Even Fall Credits
PHYS 474 Quantum Mechanics 3
PHYS 482W Particle Physics 3
MATH 301 Probability & Statistics I or UCOR 5 3
ENGL 302 Science Writing (or BSNES-Core Free Elective 1) 3(2)
UCOR 6 (or Free Elective 1) 3
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15 (14)
Junior (Senior) Year - Odd Spring Credits
PHYS 401 Thermal Physics 3
PHYS 481 Cosmology 3
HIST 307 History of Science (or Free Elective 2) 3
UCOR 7 (or BSNES-Core Free Elective 2) 3
UCOR 8 (or PHYS 499 Senior Research + SPRG 105 Career Development Seminar) 3
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15
Senior (Junior) Year - Odd Fall Credits
PHYS 461 Mechanics 4
UCOR 124 Earth Science 3
UCOR 9 3
GSCE 520 Introduction to Teaching 3
GSCE 58x Field Experience and GSCE 570 Gateway 1: Technology 2
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15
Senior (Junior) Year - Even Spring Credits
PHYS 472 Electromagnetism 4
PHYS 499 Senior Research 2
SPRG 105 Career Development Seminar (or UCOR 8) 1
UCOR 5 or MATH 308 Numerical Analysis 3
GRLA 529/521 Reading Course 3
GREV 525 Educational Research Literacy 3
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16
YEAR 5 - Summer Credits
Special Education 3
Special Education 3
Educational Diversity 3
Gateway 2: Diversity 0
(Educational Psychology) (3)
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9 (12)
YEAR 5 - Fall Credits
Educational Psychology ( ) 3 ( )
Instruction 3
Methods Course 3
Field Experience 1
Gateway 3: Readiness for Student Teaching 0
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10 (7)
YEAR 5 - Spring Credits
Student Teaching 6
Gateway 4: Leadership 0
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6
Total Graduate Credits = 36

At the end of Year 5, students will have acquired a B.S. in Physics, the M.S.Ed. in Secondary Education, and Initial Certification (Instructional I) to teach at the secondary level in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (grades 7-12).