Secondard Education, Physics Concentration, B. S.

The secondary education concentration is intended for those intending to pursue careers in teaching high school physics. Taken in conjunction with a Science Education minor, students graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Physics and a New York State High School Physics Teaching Certificate.

Below is the list of major requirements for this section. For complete degree requirements, please consult the current City College Bulletin. To learn more about the concentration and what a career as a physics teacher might offer, please make an appointment with Prof. Richard Steinberg, the advisor for this concentration. 

Course Number Name Credits Offered
Introductory Courses
PHYS 20700 University Physics I 4 Fall & Spring
PHYS 20800 University Physics II 4 Fall & Spring
PHYS 20900 University Physics III 4 Fall & Spring
CHEM 10301 General Chemistry I 4 Fall & Spring
CHEM 10401 General Chemistry II 4 Fall & Spring
BIO 10100 Biological Foundations I 4 Fall & Spring
Math Courses
MATH 20100 Calculus I 4 Fall & Spring
MATH 21200 Calculus II with Introduction to Multivariable Funct. 4 Fall & Spring
MATH 21300 Calculus III with Vector Analysis 4 Fall & Spring
MATH 39100 Methods of Differential Equations 3 Fall & Spring
MATH 39200 Linear Algebra and Vector Analysis for Engineers 3 Fall & Spring
  OR    
MATH 34600 Elements of Linear Algebra 3 Fall & Spring
Upper Level Courses
PHYS 35100 Mechanics 4 Fall & Spring
PHYS 35300 Electricity and Magnetism I 3 Fall
PHYS 35400 Electricity and Magnetism II 3 Spring
PHYS 37100 Advanced Physics Laboratory I 2 Fall
PHYS 45100 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics 3 Spring
choose 1
PHYS 36100 Mathematical Methods in Physics 4 Fall & Spring
OR
EAS 10600 Earth Systems Science    
6 credits of physics electives from the following
PHYS 31000 Independent Study 3 to 4  
PHYS 31500 Medical Physics 3  
PHYS 33300 Development of Knowledge in Physics I 3 Fall
PHYS 33400 Development of Knowledge in Physics II 3 Spring
PHYS 42200 Biophysics 3 Spring
PHYS 42300 Biophysics in Applications 3 Fall
PHYS 45200 Optics 3 Fall
PHYS 45300 Physical Photonics I/Laser Optics 3  
PHYS 45400 Descriptive Astronomy 3 Fall
PHYS 52200 Biomedical Physics 3  
PHYS 55400 Solid State Physics 3 Fall
PHYS V0100 Mathematical Methods in Physics 4  
PHYS V1100 Analytical Dynamics 4  
PHYS V1500-1600 Electromagnetic Theory 4  
PHYS V2500-2600 Quantum Mechanics 4