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Physics: STEM Education, B.S.

 

General Education

(see General Education Requirements for list of approved courses)

Rhetoric and Composition: (6 hours)

  • Two approved courses in rhetoric and composition

Statistics: (3 hours)

  • One approved statistics course

Humanities and Fine Arts: (6 hours)

  • Two approved humanities and fine arts courses, one from fine arts and one from either

Cultures and Civilizations: (9 hours total)

  •  Option A: Western Humanities I and II and Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations or
  • Option B: World Civilization I, II, III

Behavioral and Social Sciences: (6 hours)

  • Two approved behavioral and social science courses in two different disciplines

Additional Information and Notes:

Minimum of 39 hours of 3000 and 4000 level courses.

Electives to complete 123 hours.

In addition to the department and university requirements there are the following minimum requirements for graduation with licensure: 2.5 cumulative average, 2.5 at UTC, 2.5 average in STEM courses with no grade lower than C, 2.5 average in courses in licensure content area courses with no grade lower than C.

See Degree and Graduation Requirements for additional requirements.

Showcase/Suggested Course of Study

 Please see the Courses section of this catalog for complete course descriptions.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 1020 3
Cultures and Civilizations 3 PHYS 2300 3
MATH 1950 4 PHYS 2300L 1
CHEM 1110 3 MATH 1960 4
CHEM 1110L 1 CHEM 1120 3
STEM 1010 1 CHEM 1120L 1
    STEM 1020 1
       
  15   16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGL 2820 3 PHYS 2320/2320L 4
Cultures and Civilizations 3 Behavioral and Social Sciences 3
MATH 2200 3 Cultures and Civilizations 3
PHYS 2310/2310L 4 MATH 2450 3
STEM 2010 3 STEM 2020 3
  16   16

Junior Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
PHYS 3410 4 PHYS 3420 4
MATH 2550 3 PHYS 3990 3
Behavioral and Social Sciences 3 MATH 2100 3
PHYS/ASTR Elective at 3000-4000 level 4 Humanities or Fine Arts 3
STEM 3010 3 STEM 3020 3
  17   16

Senior Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
PHYS/ASTR Elective at 3000-4000 level 4 PHYS/ASTR Elective at 3000-4000 level 4
PHYS 4110 3 Fine Arts 3
PHYS 3980 3 PHYS 4000 1
STEM 4010 3 STEM 4020 6
       
  13   14
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