Catalog 2010-2012


The B.A. Physics major in teaching requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx), the Professional Education Requirements (page xxx), and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.



  Mathematics: 800:060; 800:061.....8 hours

  Science and Science Education: 820:190; 820:193; 820:196.....8 hours

  Physics: 880:130; 880:131; 880:132; 880:137; 880:138.....17 hours


  Physics: (all 100-level^ courses).....7 hours

  Non-physics science courses from the College of Natural Sciences* (excluding all 820:xxx and mathematics below 800:060).....6 hours

46 hours


Sufficient work including current curricula should be taken for licensure approval in a second area. Common teaching combinations are physics-chemistry or physics-mathematics.

Completion of this major will satisfy the requirements of the Iowa Department of Education for licensure.

^See page xxx for 4-digit numbers associated with these 100-level courses.


*Plans are in progress to consolidate the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the College of Natural Sciences by June 30, 2011.