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Physics BA - Teaching of Science Physics Concentration - Curricular Plan

(HEGIS: 19.02 PHYSICS-GEN-NO BIOPHYSCS, CIP: 40.0801 Physics, General)

Department of Physics

239 Fronczak Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1500

Dr. John Cerne
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Curricular Plan

A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

All students are encouraged to use this plan in conjunction with other academic planning resources such as your academic advisor, the HUB Academic Advisement Report, My Planner and Path Finder tool.

In addition to following this course roadmap, all other admission and academic requirements of this major as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog must be met in order to successfully complete this degree.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
UB Seminar UBS 3
CHE 101LR General Chemistry M 4
CHE 113LAB General Chemistry Lab M 1
MTH 141LR College Calculus 1 M/MQR 4
PHY 107LR General Physics 1 or PHY 117LR Gen Phys Hon 1 M/SLI1 or M/SLI1 4 or 4
Total Credits: 16
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
MTH 142LR College Calculus 2 M 4
PHY 108LR General Physics 2 or PHY 118LR Gen Phys Hon 2 M/SLI2 or M/SLI2 4 or 4
PHY 158LAB General Physics Lab 2 M/SLI2 1
CHE 102LR General Chemistry M 4
CHE 114LAB General Chemistry Lab M 1
ENG 105LEC Writing and Rhetoric CL1 4
Total Credits: 18

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
MTH 241LR College Calculus 3 M 4
MTH 306LR Intro Diff Equations M 4
PHY 208LEC General Physics 4 M 3
Pathway P 3
Pathway P 3
Total Credits: 17
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
PHY 207LR General Physics 3 or PHY 217LEC Honors Physics 3 M or M 4 or 3
PHY 257LAB General Physics 3 Lab M 1
Pathway P 3
Pathway P 3
Diversity in the United States DIV 3
Total Credits: 13 or 14

Junior Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
PHY Elective M 3
LAI 350LEC Introduction to Education M 4
Communication Literacy CL2 3
Pathway P 3
Total Credits: 13
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
PHY 307LAB Modern Physics Lab M 2
PHY Elective M 3
CEP 400LEC Educational Psychology or ELP 405LEC Sociology of Education M or M 3 or 3
Pathway P 3
Education Elective M 3
UBC 399MNT UB Curriculum Capstone CAP 1
Total Credits: 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
Education Elective M 3
Education Elective M 2
PHY Elective M 3
Elective E 4
Elective E 3
Total Credits: 15
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
PHY Elective M 3
Education Elective M 3
Elective E 3
Elective E 3
Total Credits: 12
Total Credits Required for Degree:
120
Curricular Category Key
Category Description
M Course required for major (including pre-requisites needed for admission to major)
E Elective (course not required for major or UB Curriculum)
UB Curriculum
CAP UB Capstone
CL1/CL2 Communication Literacy (2 required)
DIV Diversity in the United States
MQR Math and Quantitative Reasoning
P Pathway Course (6 required: 3 Global, 3 Thematic)
SLI1/SLI2 Scientific Literacy and Inquiry (2 required)
UBS UB Seminar
Note: Some classes may count toward both a major (M) and UB Curriculum (UBC) requirement. Courses that count toward more than one requirement are indicated by a "/" (slash) in the category column, indicating which categories the course will satisfy.
 
Published: Jul 15, 2021 08:27:18