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2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, Physics Teaching Concentration, B.S.


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Major in Physics


The physics core consists of 24 semester hours of physics and astronomy. Other requirements include 8 semester hours of chemistry and 8 semester hours of mathematics. All physics majors must then choose to concentrate in Professional Physics, Physics Teaching, or Astronomy. Each concentration specifies additional upper-division electives in physics and astronomy and other disciplines which vary by concentration. A minimum of 12 upper-division semester hours in the physics major must be taken at MTSU.

Physics Common Requirements (required of ALL Physics majors)


The physics core consists of 24 semester hours of physics and astronomy. Other requirements include 8 semester hours of chemistry and 8 semester hours of mathematics. All physics majors must then choose to concentrate in Professional Physics, Physics Teaching, or Astronomy. Each concentration specifies additional upper-division electives in physics and astronomy and other disciplines which vary by concentration. A minimum of 12 upper-division semester hours in the physics major must be taken at MTSU.

The physics common requirements consist of

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* PHYS 3070 PHYS 3080 , and PHYS 3510  can be substituted for PHYS 3100 , PHYS 3110 , and PHYS 3610  respectively for students in the Physics Teaching or Astronomy concentrations. These substitutions are not allowed for the Professional Physics concentration.

Physics Teaching Concentration


The Physics Teaching concentration offers preparation for careers as physics teachers, as well as serving as an appropriate degree path for other physics majors who do not plan to attend graduate school. In addition to the physics common requirements, the following courses are required:

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Contact the Physics and Astronomy department office for scholarship opportunities for Physics Teaching students.

Teacher Licensure in Physics


Students seeking a license to teach physics in secondary schools (grades 7-12) must complete (1) a major in physics with a concentration in Physics Teaching, and (2) a minor in Secondary Education through MTeach.

Students must contact their Secondary Education Minor  advisors for approval of appropriate courses. See Womack Family Educational Leadership Department or MTeach for additional course requirements.

Recommended Sequence


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 Consult with a physics advisor for courses to take during the junior and senior years.

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