BS in Physics with concentration in Physics Teacher Education

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BS in Physics with concentration in Physics Teacher Education. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill Core 34, please visit the KU Core 34 page.

PHSX 150 (Major Requirement)0.5PHSX 213 or 211 and 216 (Major Requirement)5
MATH 125 (Core 34: Math and Statistics (SGE), Major Requirement)030*4MATH 1264
EECS 138 or 168 (Major Requirement)13C&T 2911
C&T 2901Core 34: English (SGE)0103
CHEM 130, 150, 170, or 190 and 191 (Core 34: Natural and Physical Sciences (SGE), Major Requirement)040*5Core 34: Communications (SGE)0203
Core 34: English (SGE)010 
 13.5 16
PHSX 214 or 212 and 236 (Major Requirement)4PHSX 313 (Major Requirement)3
MATH 127 (Major Requirement)4PHSX 316 (Major Requirement)1
MATH 290 (Major Requirement)2PHSX 315 (Major Requirement)3
Core 34: Arts and Humanities (SGE)0603MATH 320 or 220 (Major Requirement)3
Core 34: Social and Behavior Science (SGE)0503C&T 3603
 Core 34: Global Culture (SGE)0703
 16 16
PHSX 521 (Major Requirement)3PHSX 5364
C&T 3663PHSX 5983
C&T 4483PHSX 611 (Major Requirement)3
Core 34: Arts and Humanities (SGE)0603PHSX 621 (Major Requirement)3
Core 34: US Culture (SGE)0703HIST 3633
 15 16
PHSX 531 (Major Requirement)3C&T 4906-7
PHSX 6164C&T 495 (Capstone)3
PHSX 671 (Major Requirement)3Core 34: Social and Behavioral Sciences0503
PHSX 711 (Major Requirement)3 
C&T 4603 
 16 12-13
Total Hours 120.5-121.5

Course offering using the python programming language recommended.

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to complete 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level.

Hour requirements (incl. 45 jr/sr hrs) are typically met through Core 34, degree, major, second area of study and/or elective hours.  Individual degree mapping is done in partnership with your advisor.


*  - This course is a Required major course and is also part of Core 34: Systemwide General Education.  If this course is not taken to fulfill the Core 34:SGE requirement, it must be taken in place of elective hours.

**  - This course is a Recommended Core 34: Systemwide General Education course.  This specific course is not required but is recommended by the program’s faculty.

***  - This course is a Required Core 34: Systemwide General Education course.  This program is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents to require this specific Core 34:Systemwide General Education course.  If a student did not take this course it must be taken in addition to other degree requirements.