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.

Bachelor of Science in Physics with Secondary Education requirements are 30 hours in physics, including: 

Major Requirements
PHYS 231Introductory Physics I4
PHYS 232Introductory Physics II4
PHYS 294Physics for the Future2
PHYS 334Computer Modeling of Physical Systems2
PHYS 331Spacetime & Quanta4
PHYS 341Analytical Mechanics4
PHYS 345Methods of Data Analysis and Presentation2
PHYS 351Analog Electronics2
PHYS 494Senior Seminar2
Select one of the following:4
Electromagnetic Theory
Quantum Mechanics
Thermodynamics
Total Credits30
Supporting Course Requirements
MATH 231Calculus I2-4
or MATH 233 Calculus I B
MATH 232Calculus II2-4
or MATH 234 Calculus II B
MATH 245Linear Algebra4
MATH 331Vector Calculus2
MATH 333Differential Equations4
CHEM 231General Chemistry I4
ASTR 305Astronomy4
or PHYS 305 Dakota Skies: Astronomy and Atmospheric Science in the Black Hills
BIOL 201Principles of Biology4
or BIOL 241 Organization of Life: Genetics and Cell Biology
SCI 321Science for Middle and High School Teachers2
SCI 325Methods of Teaching Middle Grade Science2
Education courses as specified by the Education Department

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.