Secondary Education Emphasis

Bachelor of Science in Education


This schedule outlines only the physics courses and math pre-requisites for a physics major in secondary education. The required education courses and liberal electives must also be worked into the schedule.

Four-Year Course Plan

Below is a typical four-year course plan for the College of Letters and Sciences physics major with the education emphasis.

 

Fall

Spring

Freshman
  • Math 171, Calc I, 4 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 191, 5 cr.
  • Math 172, Calc II, 4 cr. 
  • Phys/Ast 192, 5 cr.
Sophomore
  • Phys/Ast 206, Modern Physics, 3 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 305*, Circuits & Devices, 3 cr.
  • Math 273, Calc. III, 4 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 222. Lab. I, 2cr.
  • Phys/Ast 320, Classical Physics, 3 cr.
  • Math 371, Diff. Eq., 3 cr. 
Junior
  • Phys/Ast 307*, Optics, 3 cr.
 
Senior
  • Phys/Ast 408*, Stat. Mech,/Thermo. 3 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 322, Lab II, 2 cr.
  • Phys/Ast 355, Lab & Demo, 3 cr.

Notes

An additional six hours of physics electives is required. The above only lists courses required as part of the secondary education emphasis. Requirements for licensure will typically require a fifth year of study.

Courses above marked with “*” are offered every 4th semester:

  • 305, Circiuts & Devices, Fall of Even years
  • 307, Optics: Fall of odd years
  • 355, Lab & Demo: Spring of odd years
  • 408, Thermo, Fall of even years

Other Electives:

  • 203, Intro to Astrophysics
  • 310, Stellar Structure and Evolution
  • 311, Digital Electronics
  • 313, Galaxy and Star Formation
  • 319*, Digital Signal Processing
  • 405*, Interfacing
  • 417*, Electricity & Magnetism
  • 419*, Quantum Mechanics
  • 451, Special Topics
  • 491, Senior Research

 

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Physics & Astronomy

N. Halsey Science Center, Rm. 337
921 Elmwood Ave.

 

Department Chair

Dr. Carey Woodward
920-929-1158
woodwardr@uwosh.edu

 

Administrative Assistant

Amy Martin
920-424-4433
physics-astronomy@uwosh.edu

 

More contact information

Hours

Department Office Hours
In Person:
Monday 1–4:30
Tuesday 1–4:30
Online:
Thursday 8:00–12:30; 1:00–4:30
Friday 8:00–12:30; 1:00–4:30

 

Chair's Office Hours
Wednesday 11:50–1:20

 

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