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  Nov 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Physics, BA


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Program Description:

The Department of Physics offers programs leading either to a Bachelor of Science degree or a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics. Students in secondary education may earn the Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and enter the Professional Year Experience program of the College of Education and Human Services for licensure in physics.

Minimum requirements for the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics include successfully completing the required courses, with a GPA of at least 2.0 for all physics courses, as well as completing university and college degree requirements.

The Department of Physics offers an honors program designed to provide superior students with a program that offers greater creativity and intellectual challenge. Students who wish to participate in this program must apply to the department during the  spring quarter before they plan to enter the honors program. Interested students should have at least a 3.2 GPA overall and at least a 3.2 in physics courses numbered 3000 and above. To graduate with honors in physics, students are required to complete at least two 4000-level PHY courses above and beyond those required by the program.

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Program Requirements


I. Wright State Core: 42 Hours


Element 1 - Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2 - Mathematics: 4 Hours


Element 3 - Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4 - Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours


Element 5 - Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6 - Natural Sciences: 10 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 7 Hours

II. Departmental Core Requirements: 17 Hours


III. Departmental Requirements and Electives: 3 Hours


  • PHY Elective Credit Hour(s): 3

IV. Related Course Requirements: 38 Hours


V. General Electives: 20 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

Biology Concentration


Computing Concentration


Earth and Environmental Sciences Concentration


Physics Education Concentration




Program Description:

The Department of Physics offers programs leading either to a Bachelor of Science degree or a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics. Students in secondary education may earn the Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and enter the Professional Year  Experience program of the College of Education and Human Services for licensure in physics physical sciences, life sciences/physics, or earth sciences/physics. Minimum requirements for the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics include successfully completing the required courses, with a GPA of at least 2.0 for all physics courses, as well as completing university and college degree requirements.

Physics Education

Students who wish to teach physics in Ohio public high schools can pursue the B.A. degree in physics. Upon completion of this undergraduate degree program in the College of Science and Mathematics, students then must complete the Professional Educators Program (PEP) through Wright State’s College of Education and Human Services. Graduates of the B.A. in physics and the Professional Educators Program are eligible to seek licensure from the Ohio Department of Education in  Physics/Physical Sciences. Licensure in Life Sciences/Physics, or Earth Sciences/Physics can also be sought upon completion of programs based on the B.A. in Physics and the PEP.

Program Requirements


I. Wright State Core: 42 Hours


Element 1 - Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2 - Mathematics: 4 Hours


Element 3 - Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4 - Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours


Element 5 - Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6 - Natural Sciences: 10 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 7 Hours

III. Departmental Requirements and Electives: 0 Hours


IV. Related Course Requirements: 39 Hours


V. General Electives: 12 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


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