Bachelor of Science

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Program Information

Bachelor of Science

College of Arts & Sciences

Mathematics & Sciences


Total Credit Hours: 124

Typical Completion: 4 Years full-time

Cost per credit hour: $333

Full-time Tuition: $3,996/semester

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Teaching the Physical World

The physical sciences major is designed exclusively for students who wish to teach physical science (physics and/or chemistry) in middle school or high school. Your course work will focus on a combination of chemistry, physics, and professional education courses. The field of STEM education is one of the most rewarding professions. The W's Division of Education offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees to help you maximize your understanding of teaching, leading, and learning.

Upon graduation, you will have earned a secondary education license in the state of Mississippi.



As an physical sciences major, you will take classes such as:

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • General Physics
  • Education as a Profession
  • Art & Science of Teaching
  • The Computer & The Classroom
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Career Outlook


Secondary Education base salary with a bachelor's degree + any district supplemental income.