Physical Sciences Majors

Physical Sciences

Two majors are offered: Chemistry and Physical Sciences with Teacher Certification.

Chemistry Major (BS Degree)

The following is only one source of information regarding a student's program of study for a BS in Chemistry. Note: Some courses required in the major will also fulfill requirements for the University core curriculum. Students should always meet with a faculty advisor for information on course scheduling, rotation, and selection and for planning an effective and efficient program of study. Students must complete the following:

University General Education curriculum (See General Education Requirements in MUW Bulletin)

Major Courses (at least 38 hours of chemistry with a grade of C or better required):

PSC 111-112 General Chemistry with labs (8)
PSC 211-212 Organic Chemistry with labs (8)
PSC 312 Quantitative Analysis (4)
PSC 450 Physical Chemistry I (4)
PSC 451 Physical Chemistry II (4)
PSC 461 Instrumental Analysis (4)
PSC 465 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)

Select one from:

PSC 466 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
PSC 467 Biochemistry (4)
PSC 490 Special Topics in the Physical Sciences (3-4)


Additional Requirements (grade of C or better required)

MA 181 Calculus I (3)
MA 182 Calculus II (3)
MA 283 Calculus III (3)

Select one sequence from the following: (8)

PSP 211-212 General Physics with labs; or
PSP 213-214 General Physics (Calculus based) with labs

Select one from the following: (3)

SM 125 Fortran
SM 135 Programming in C++

SM 100 Science/Mathematics Seminar (4* semesters)

* Students majoring in Chemistry are required to pass four semesters of SM 100, except for transfer students entering with 60 or more transfer hours who are required to pass three semesters of SM 100.

2.0 Major GPA required
2.0 Departmental GPA required
Comprehensive Exit Exam (minimum score required)
Exit Questionnaire

Total Hours Required for a BS in Chemistry: 124 Semester Hours

Note: PS 107 and PS 108 cannot be counted toward a major or minor in Chemistry.

 

Physical Sciences Major with Teacher Certification (BS Degree)

The following is only one source of information regarding a student's program of study for a BS in Physical Sciences with Teacher Certification. Note: Some courses required in the major will also fulfill requirements for the University core curriculum. Students should always meet with a faculty advisor for information on course scheduling, rotation, and selection and for planning an effective and efficient program of study. Students must complete the following:

University General Education curriculum (See General Education Requirements in MUW Bulletin)

Major Courses (grade of C or better required):

PSC 111-112 General Chemistry with labs (8)
PSC 211-212 Organic Chemistry with labs (8)
PSC 312 Quantitative Analysis (4)
PS 313 Methods and Materials in the Teaching of Science in the Secondary School (3)

Select one sequence from the following: (8)

PSP 211-212 General Physics with labs
PSP 213-214 General Physics (Calculus based) with labs
BSB 101-102 General Biology with labs (8)

Select two Chemistry electives from:

PSC 461 Instrumental Analysis (4)
PSC 465 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)
PSC 466 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
PSC 467 Biochemistry (4)

Additional Requirements (grade of C or better required):

MA 123 Statistics (3)

Select one from the following: (3)

SM 125 Fortran
SM 135 Programming in C++

Select one from the following: (3)

BU 157 Information Systems Using Microcomputers
ED 297 The Computer in the Classroom

SM 100 Science/Mathematics Seminar (4* semesters)

* Students majoring in Physical Science with Teacher Certification are required to pass four semesters of SM 100, except for transfer students entering with 60 or more transfer hours who are required to pass three semesters of SM 100.

2.0 Major GPA required
2.0 Departmental GPA required
Comprehensive Exit Exam (minimum score required)
Exit Questionnaire

Professional Education Courses (grade of C or better required):

ED 300 Education as a Profession (3)
ED 302 Art and Science of Teaching (3)
ED 306 Introduction to Exceptional Learners (3)
ED 351 Educational Measurement (3)
ED 365 Content Area Reading (3)
ED 401 Student Teaching Seminar: Classroom Management (3)
ED 409 Observation and Directed Teaching in Secondary Education, Grades 7-12 (9)
PSY 206 Human Growth and Development (3)
PSY 360 Educational Psychology (3)
COM 101 Oral Communication (3)

Total Hours Required for a BS in Physical Sciences with Teacher Certification: 124 Semester Hours.

Note: PS 107 and PS 108 cannot be counted toward a major in Physical Sciences with Teacher Certification.