University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Apr 14, 2024  

NevadaTeach Secondary Education and Atmospheric Science, B.S./B.S. in Ed.

Students who complete this Nevada Teach Program will earn two degrees: the Bachelor of Science in Education/Secondary Education and the Bachelor of Science with a major in Atmospheric Science. This program provides students with a solid background in physics and includes all of the coursework required to apply for certification to teach physics at the high school level in the State of Nevada. Graduates of this program will be prepared to: (a) pursue an immediate career in the field; (b) enter a graduate program; or (c) teach physics at the middle or high school level.

Contact Information

Students should contact the College of Education and Human Development
Student Advising Center, WRB 2005
(775) 784-4298


225 Leifson Physics
(775) 784-6692
College of Science Academic Advisors:

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno

Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking  at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval. For lower division coursework not available at your current institution, please review the Reverse Transfer agreement  or the Co-Admission program for options.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access established transfer course equivalencies to assist in your planning. 

Graduation Requirements

  • Total Units | 120 units
  • 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 units) CO1, CO3

B. Quantitative Reasoning (4 units) CO2

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.

II. Additional Core Requirements (0 units)

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

C. Global Context CO11

D. Ethics CO12

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis CO13

F. Application CO14

III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)

IV. Major Requirements (92)

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)

Minors are encouraged to broaden the student’s credentials in a multidisciplinary job market.

VI. Electives (0-3 units)

VII. Recommended Schedule

A. First Year

B. Second Year

C. Third Year

D. Fourth Year