Along with specific requirements for any major, all students in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs must meet all general education and graduation requirements under a single catalog.

Physics Major with Teaching, Bachelor of Science requirements are 64 hours, including: 

Major Requirements
PHYS 231Introductory Physics I4
PHYS 232Introductory Physics II4
PHYS 294Physics for the Future2
PHYS 331Spacetime and Quanta4
PHYS 334Computer Modeling of Physical Systems2
PHYS 341Analytical Mechanics4
PHYS 351Analog Electronics2
PHYS 494Senior Seminar2
Select one of the following:4
Electromagnetic Theory
Quantum Mechanics
Supporting Courses
ASTR 305Astronomy4
or PHYS 305 Dakota Skies: Astronomy and Atmospheric Science in the Black Hills
BIOL 201Contemporary Topics in Life Science4
or BIOL 241 Organization of Life: Genetics and Cell Biology
CHEM 231General Chemistry I4
MATH 235Calculus I4
MATH 236Calculus II4
MATH 237Calculus III4
MATH 245Linear Algebra4
MATH 333Differential Equations4
SCI 321Methods of Teaching High School Science2
SCI 325Methods of Teaching Middle Grade Science2
Education courses as specified by the Education Department
Total Credits64

Students opting for this program should spend at least one year as a teaching assistant in the Physics Department. Completion of these requirements will lead to teacher licensure. A Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is also available with a Physics major. A combined Bachelor’s/MAT program may be completed in five years and one summer. See the Education section in this catalog.