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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PHYSICS/SCIENCE-EDUCATION
WITH SEYS MINOR

The following information is provided by the Department of Physics of Queens College.

 
If you are interested in entering the Physics-Secondary Education Program, you must consult with the Physics-Education Advisor (Professor Mark Miksic) and file an approved concentration plan with the Physics department.

REQUIRED PHYSICS COURSES (24 – 25 cr.)*
Phys 121 – General Physics I (4 cr.)
Phys 122 – General Physics II (4 cr.)
Phys 207/260 – Introduction to Modern Physics for Engineers (3 cr.)
Phys 230 – Mechanics for Engineers (3 cr.) or Phys 237 – Mechanics I (4 cr.)
Phys 242 – Thermodynamics (3 cr.) or Phys 255 – Engineering Thermodynamics (3 cr.)
Phys 311 – Electromagnetism (3 cr.)
Astr 002 – General Astronomy with Laboratory (4 cr.)
      See advisor, Prof. Mark Miksic for possible substitutions to these courses.

ELECTIVE COURSES CHOSEN FROM AT LEAST TWO OTHER MAJOR SCIENCES (12 or more credits)
Geol 100 – Introduction to Geology (4 cr.)
Geol 102 – Historical Geology (4 cr.)
Bio 107 – General Biology: Life Forms and Ecosystems (4 cr.)
Bio 108 – General Biology: Physiology and Cell Biology (4 cr.)
Chem 113 – General Chemistry I (5 cr.)
Chem 114 – General Chemistry II (5 cr.)

TOTAL: 36 OR MORE CREDITS
                 

SECONDARY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (24 cr.)
SEYS 201 – Historical, Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education (3 cr.)
SEYS 221 – Development and Learning in Education (3 cr.)
SEYS 340 – Language, Literacy, and Culture in Education (3 cr.)
Fall Semester Only:
SEYS 350 – Cognition, Technology & Instruction for Diverse Learners (3 cr.)
SEYS 362 – Science Methods (3 cr.)
SEYS 372.2 (Co-req: SEYS 350 & 362) — Practicum in Science – MS/JHS (2 cr.)
Spring Semester Only:
SEYS 372.4 – Student Teaching (4 cr.)**
SEYS 382 (Co-req: SEYS 372.4) — Curriculum and Assessment in Science Teaching (3 cr.)

* Students may not have a physics course with a grade below C- credited toward their departmental major requirements.

** The pre-requisite for SEYS 372 is: "A grade of 2.75 in the major and a 3.0 average in SEYS 201, 221, 340, and 350, and completion of all incompletes in the major and in education courses."

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