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Physics and Astronomy

Chairperson:  Chris Kvaal
Address:  324 Robert H. Wick Science Building
Phone:  320.308.2011
Email:  physics@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/physics/
Faculty: Physics and Astronomy

 

BS in Physics-Astrophysics (69-70 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • 2.50 GPA or higher in all PHYS, ASTR, and ENGR courses.
  • Completion of at least 16 credits.
  • Completion of PHYS 235.
  • High school algebra and trigonometry (MATH 072 and MATH 113) are prerequisites for students majoring or minoring in physics.

Program Requirements

PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 328, PHYS 329, PHYS 333, PHYS 338, PHYS 346, PHYS 430, PHYS 431, PHYS 432, PHYS 440, ENGR 332, PHYS 334, MATH 221, MATH 222, MATH 312, MATH 321, MATH 325, CHEM 210; CSCI 260 or ECE 102, PHYS 415, ASTR 311, ASTR 312, ASTR 323, ASTR 427; ENGR 447, MATH 427. At least 6 credits must be ASTR.



Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing PHYS 430.


BS in Physics-Electro Optics (69-70 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • 2.50 GPA or higher in all PHYS, ASTR, and ENGR courses.
  • Completion of at least 16 credits.
  • Completion of PHYS 235.
  • High school algebra and trigonometry (MATH 072 and MATH 113) are prerequisites for students majoring or minoring in physics.

Program Requirements

PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 328, PHYS 329, PHYS 333, PHYS 338, PHYS 346, PHYS 430, PHYS 431, PHYS 432, PHYS 440, ENGR 332, PHYS 334, MATH 221, MATH 222, MATH 312, MATH 321, MATH 325, CHEM 210; CSCI 260 or ECE 102. PHYS 445 and at least six credits from the following: PHYS 415, PHYS 435, PHYS 436; ENGR 425, ENGR 447.



Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing PHYS 430.


BS in Physics-Engineering Science (69-70 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • 2.50 GPA or higher in all PHYS, ASTR, and ENGR courses.
  • Completion of at least 16 credits.
  • Completion of PHYS 235.
  • High school algebra and trigonometry (MATH 072 and MATH 113) are prerequisites for students majoring or minoring in physics.

Program Requirements

PHYS 415; ENGR 335, ENGR 425; ECE 201. PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 328, PHYS 329, PHYS 333, PHYS 338, PHYS 346, PHYS 430, PHYS 431, PHYS 432, PHYS 440, ENGR 332, PHYS 334, MATH 221, MATH 222, MATH 312, MATH 321, MATH 325, CHEM 210; CSCI 260 or ECE 102.



Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing PHYS 430.


BS in Physics-Mathematical Physics (69-70 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • 2.50 GPA or higher in all PHYS, ASTR, and ENGR courses.
  • Completion of at least 16 credits.
  • Completion of PHYS 235.
  • High school algebra and trigonometry (MATH 072 and MATH 113) are prerequisites for students majoring or minoring in physics.

Program Requirements

PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 328, PHYS 329, PHYS 333, PHYS 338, PHYS 346, PHYS 430, PHYS 431, PHYS 432, PHYS 440, ENGR 332, PHYS 334, MATH 221, MATH 222, MATH 312, MATH 321, MATH 325, CHEM 210; CSCI 260 or ECE 102PHYS 415, PHYS 450-455; MATH 423, MATH 427, MATH 461.



Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing PHYS 430.


BS in Physics-Professional Physics (69-70 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • 2.50 GPA or higher in all PHYS, ASTR, and ENGR courses.
  • Completion of at least 16 credits.
  • Completion of PHYS 235.
  • High school algebra and trigonometry (MATH 072 and MATH 113) are prerequisites for students majoring or minoring in physics.

Program Requirements

PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 328, PHYS 329, PHYS 333, PHYS 338, PHYS 346, PHYS 430, PHYS 431, PHYS 432, PHYS 440, ENGR 332, PHYS 334, MATH 221, MATH 222, MATH 312, MATH 321, MATH 325, CHEM 210; CSCI 260 or ECE 102; PHYS 415, PHYS 450-455; ENGR 335; MATH 427.



Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing PHYS 430.


BS in Physics-Self Selection (69-70 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • 2.50 GPA or higher in all PHYS, ASTR, and ENGR courses.
  • Completion of at least 16 credits.
  • Completion of PHYS 235.
  • High school algebra and trigonometry (MATH 072 and MATH 113) are prerequisites for students majoring or minoring in physics.

Program Requirements

PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 328, PHYS 329, PHYS 333, PHYS 338, PHYS 346, PHYS 430, PHYS 431, PHYS 432, PHYS 440, ENGR 332, PHYS 334, MATH 221, MATH 222, MATH 312, MATH 321, MATH 325, CHEM 210; CSCI 260 or ECE 102.  At least 9 credits selected under the supervision of the physics major adviser. Courses must be selected from departments within the College of Science and Engineering.



Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing PHYS 430.


BS in Science - Physics/General Science Education, Grades 5-12 (66 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours, with at least 12 in residence at SCSU and submission of scores on the MTLE.
  • C or better in ENGL 191, CMST 192.

Admission To Teacher Education


Admission Criteria: See here. Professional Education Sequence for Pre K-12 and 5-12 Licensure: ED 300; CEEP 262, CEEP 361; IM 422; HLTH 301; HURL 497; ENGL 460 or ED 460; SPED 203; ED 421 and ED 431(co-requisites); ED 466 or ED 467. Admission to Teacher Education and a passing score on the MTLE Basic skills tests is required for placement in student teaching.

Program Requirements

Science Core: ASTR 205, BIOL 151, BIOL 152, CHEM 210, CHEM 211, AHS 205, PHYS 234, PHYS 235, SCI 420, SCI 430, SCI 440. Physics Emphasis: ENGR 332, MATH 221, MATH 222, PHYS 328, PHYS 329, PHYS 430 or PHYS 415 (2 Cr.)



BS in Physics Education, Grades 9-12 (64 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours, with at least 12 semester hours in residence at SCSU.
  • Grades of “C” or better in ENGL 191 and CMST 192.

Admission To Teacher Education


Admission Criteria: See here. Professional Education Sequence for Pre K-12 and 5-12 Licensure: ED 300; CEEP 262, CEEP 361; IM 422; HLTH 301; HURL 497; ENGL 460 or ED 460; SPED 203; ED 421 and ED 431(co-requisites); ED 466 or ED 467. Admission to Teacher Education and a passing score on the MTLE Basic skills tests is required for placement in student teaching.

Program Requirements

CHEM 210, CHEM 211, MATH 221, MATH 222, ENGR 332, PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 328, PHYS 329, PHYS 430 or PHYS 415 (2 Cr.). SCI 420, SCI 430, SCI 440.

Electives

15 credits from the following: ASTR 311, ASTR 312, ASTR 323, ASTR 427, PHYS 334, ENGR 425, ENGR 447, PHYS 304, PHYS 333, PHYS 338, PHYS 346, PHYS 431, PHYS 435, PHYS 436, PHYS 440, PHYS 445

BES in Physics-BES (56 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 328, PHYS 329, PHYS 430; MATH 221, MATH 222, MATH 312; CHEM 210. One additional 3 credit course at the 300 level or higher from PHYS, ASTR, or ENGR.

Electives

18 credits, selected under the supervision of a physics major advisor from courses at the 200 level or above in the College of Science and Engineering.

Minor in Physics (34 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • High school algebra and trigonometry (MATH 072 and MATH 113) are prerequisites for students majoring or minoring in physics.

Program Requirements

PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 328, PHYS 329, PHYS 430; ENGR 332; MATH 221, MATH 222.

Electives

4 Credits of PHYS, ASTR or ENGR electives at 300 level or higher.

Minor in Optics (34-35 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • High school algebra and trigonometry (MATH 072 and MATH 113) are prerequisites for students majoring or minoring in physics.

Program Requirements

MATH 221, MATH 222; PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 333; ENGR 332 or ECE 312.

Electives

Select 3 courses: ECE 391 or PHYS 338; PHYS 435, PHYS 436, PHYS 445; ENGR 425, ENGR 447. Not available to physics majors.





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