Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Physics (7-12) (BS)

For admission and continuation in the Physics 7-12 Bachelor of Science and all Adolescence Education courses students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students wishing to be recommended by the College for certification must successfully complete the education sequence.  In order to finish the sequence in two years it is recommended that students begin coursework at the beginning of their junior year.

General Education Requirements  42 credits 
Major Requirements  99-102* credits 
Total Credits Required  120 credits

*20-23 credits required for the Major also satisfy general education requirements. 

A math placement test is recommended for all students who have demonstrated CUNY proficiency.  Depending on placement results, some students may have to complete MTH 30, and/or MTH 35 and/or MTH 123, and/or MTH 130 prior to enrolling in MTH 230/229 or MTH 231/229. The placement test is offered at scheduled times in the College Testing Office.

General Education Requirements

This program has a waiver to specify particular courses students must take in the areas of the General Education Requirements (Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning, Life and Physical Sciences, Scientific World and College Option). If students take different courses in these areas, they will be certified as having completed the requirements, but it may not be possible for them to finish their degree program within the regular number of credits.

ENG 111Introduction to College Writing(EC)

3

ENG 151College Writing(EC)

3

 

MTH 230Calculus I with Pre-Calculus(MQ)(STEM)

6

OR

MTH 231Analytic Geometry and Calculus I(MQ)(STEM)

3

OR

MTH 232Calculus II(MQ)(STEM)

3

OR

MTH 233Calculus III(MQ)

3

 

PHY 120General Physics I(LP)(STEM)

3

 

COR 100United States: Issues, Ideas, and Institutions(US)

3

PSY 100Psychology(IS)

3

World Cultures and Global Issues Course(WG)

3

Creative Expression Course(CE)

3

PHY 160General Physics II(SW)(STEM)

3

PHY 240Waves and Modern Physics(SW)(STEM)

3

 

EDP 220Special Educational Needs of People with Disabilities(RLA)

3

PHY 121General Physics I Laboratory(RLA)

1

PHY 161General Physics II Laboratory(RLA)

1

 

CHM 141General Chemistry I(LP)(STEM)

3

MTH 232Calculus II(MQ)(STEM)

3

Total Credit Hours:42-45

One-year of high school chemistry is required prior to entry into CHM 141/121.  If you have not completed one-year of high school chemistry you will be required to complete CHM 100 and CHM 101 prior to registering for CHM 141/121.

Major Requirements

BIO 170General Biology I(LP)(STEM)

3

BIO 171General Biology I Laboratory(CO)

1

CHM 141General Chemistry I(LP)(STEM)

3

CHM 121General Chemistry I Laboratory(RLA)

1

CHM 142General Chemistry II(SW)(STEM)

3

CHM 127General Chemistry II Laboratory(RLA)

1

PHY 120General Physics I(LP)(STEM)

3

PHY 121General Physics I Laboratory(RLA)

1

PHY 160General Physics II(SW)(STEM)

3

PHY 161General Physics II Laboratory(RLA)

1

PHY 240Waves and Modern Physics(SW)(STEM)

3

 

MTH 229Calculus Computer Laboratory(RLA)

1

MTH 230Calculus I with Pre-Calculus(MQ)(STEM)

6

MTH 232Calculus II(MQ)(STEM)

3

MTH 233Calculus III(MQ)

3

OR

MTH 229Calculus Computer Laboratory(RLA)

1

MTH 231Analytic Geometry and Calculus I(MQ)(STEM)

3

MTH 232Calculus II(MQ)(STEM)

3

MTH 233Calculus III(MQ)

3

 

CSC 126Introduction to Computer Science(SW)(STEM)

4

MTH 311Probability Theory and an Introduction to Mathematical Statistics(RLA)

4

MTH 330Applied Mathematical Analysis I(RLA)

4

PHY 309Basic Measurements Laboratory(RNL)

2

PHY 310Thermodynamics(RLA)

4

PHY 316Dynamics(RLA)

4

PHY 356Theory of Electromagnetic Radiation(RLA)

4

PHY 381History of Modern Physics(RLA)

4

PHY 425Astrophysics(RLA)

4

PHY 442Quantum Mechanics(RLA)

4

PHY 485Properties of Materials(RNL)

4

Students will be allowed to substitute CSC 126 with CSC 270 with the permission of the Physics Department Chair or program coordinator.

Education Sequence

EDS 201Social Foundations of Secondary Education(RLA)

4

EDS 202Psychological Foundations of Secondary Education(RLA)

4

EDS 304The Pedagogy of Secondary School in Science(RNL)

4

EDS 318The Secondary School Curriculum in Science(RNL)

4

EDS 400Student Teaching in Secondary Education(RNL)

6

EDS 401Reflection and Analysis in Student Teaching in Secondary Education(RNL)

2

EDS 202 has a prerequisite of three credits in psychology.  PSY 100, which also satisfies the Individual and Society general education requirement, is strongly recommended.

EDP 220 is a requirement for NYS Certification and may also be used to satisfy the social science general education requirement. Students are encouraged to take this course prior to graduation.

Total Credit Hours: 99-102

Total Credit Hours: 120

Honors in Physics:

To graduate with Honors in Physics a student must meet the following requirements:

  1. Fulfillment of all the requirements for the Physics degree.
  2. An overall grade point average of 3.5 and a grade point average of 3.5 in the major.
  3. A senior paper supervised by a mentor, and approved by the mentor and the Department Chair.