Mar 24, 2023
The Bachelor of Science with majors in Nevada Teach Secondary Education and Physics provides students with a solid background in physics and includes all of the coursework required to apply for certification to teach physics at the secondary level in the State of Nevada. Students who successfully complete the program are prepared to pursue graduate studies in physics, secondary school teaching, or an immediate career in science or technology.
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Students must be eligible to enroll in MATH 181 and ENG 101 to be admitted to NevadaTeach Physics.
- Total Units | 120
- Cumulative GPA | 2.0
- University GPA | 2.0
- Major GPA | 2.0
- Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
- Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
- Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units
- Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 60 Units
I. Core General Education Requirements (27-30 units)
NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy .”
Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.
A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3
B. Quantitative Reasoning (4 units) - CO2
C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (8 units) - CO4, CO4L
D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO6 courses .
E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .
F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8
II. Additional Core Requirements (0 units maximum)
Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9
B. Diversity & Equity - CO10
E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13
III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)
IV. Major Requirements (91 units)
A. Physics Requirements (61 units)
B. Education Requirements (30 units)
V. Minor Requirements (0 units)
VI. Electives (0-2 units)
VII. Recommended Schedule
Spring Semester (16 units)
Spring Semester (17 units)
Spring Semester (16 units)
Spring Semester (10 units)