Bachelor of Science in Physics with a concentration in Education
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in physics are offered with three different options for students to follow: Option I is for the student who intends to go on to graduate school in physics; Option II allows for the degree to be enhanced by a second discipline; and finally, a Bachelor of Science in physics with a concentration in education leads to a physics teaching certificate at the secondary-school level. To help the prospective physics majors make optimal decisions, they are encouraged to speak with a departmental adviser as early as possible.
Physics - 31 hours
Additional Science Courses - 30 hours:
Select one of the following chemistry lecture and lab pairings (4 hours):
|CHEM 1180||General Chemistry I||
| ||With Lab||
|CHEM 1184||General Chemistry I Laboratory||
|CHEM 1190||General Chemistry II||
| ||Along with lab||
|CHEM 1194||General Chemistry II Laboratory||
21 hours must come from the Professional Core Requirements (College of Education), as listed below. To take most of these classes a student must take the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) and apply for the Teacher Preparation Program. These steps are typically done during the freshman or sophomore years, although they can be done later. All 24 hours of the Professional Core Requirements are needed for the grades 7-12 Nebraska Teaching Certificate.
Professional Core Requirements (24 hours):
In addition, earning the grades 7-12 Nebraska Teaching Certificate requires a semester of Student Teaching, which is 12 hours; TED 4600, TED 4604(0 hr.)
In some cases, it is possible to earn a B.S in Physics and a B.S. in Secondary Education.