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2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Physical Science, Composite Major

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WebAdvisor Code - B.BS.PHY-C

The composite major in physical science is a major designed to provide a person with broad, rigorous training in both physics and chemistry with introductory courses in the earth sciences, as well. This major is especially appropriate for persons planning to teach physics, chemistry or general science in a junior or senior high school setting. The broad knowledge base obtained from this major prepares a student for graduate school in Meteorology or employment in a variety of other occupations where an understanding of chemistry, physics or mathematics is needed.

Gen Ed Requirements - 32 semester hours

  • MATH - Gen Ed - Mathematics - satisfied by major
  • Gen Ed - Social Science - 9 semester hours
    (See footnote * below)
  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities - 12 semester hours
    (See footnote * below)
  • Gen Ed - Natural Science & Lab - satisfied by major


* Global Requirement: depending on your selection, this requirement will satisfy 3 hours of either Social Science or Arts & Humanities requirements. Take 1 course from AIS/HIST 257, ANTH 210, ARTH 211/212/251, ENGL 211/212, GEOG 210, HIST 121/122/153, HUM 100, MCOM 151, POLS 141/250

A minor is NOT required with this major but electives are required to total 128 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

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