Physics, BS

Degree Requirements

Total program: B.A. 52-55 semester hours B.S. 60-63 semester hours

B.A. and B.S. Prerequisite Requirements

12 semester hours

MATH 201Calculus I4
MATH 202Calculus II4
MATH 311Calculus III4
Total Semester Hours12

Additional B.S. Prerequisite Requirement

  • MATH 315 Differential Equations

Core Requirements

32-35 semester hours

PHYS 203Physics I: Mechanics5
PHYS 204Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism5
PHYS 322Electricity and Magnetism4
PHYS 342Analytical Mechanics4
PHYS 360Modern Physics5
PHYS 368Quantum Mechanics4
PHYS 390Physics Seminar2,2
PHYS 499Senior Project/Seminar4
Total Semester Hours35

Electives for B.A.

A minimum of 8 semester hours selected in consultation with the program advisor.

Electives for B.S.

A minimum of 12 semester hours selected in consultation with the program advisor.

Concentration in Teaching, Single Subject

A Master of Arts in Teaching Pathway

The University of La Verne offers an undergraduate-to-master’s in teaching pathways, which includes single subject credentialing. These pathways are restricted to Majors that have this listed concentration. Students with this concentration complete their subject matter competency requirement by degree and 16 upper division semester hours of Teacher Credential course work, that apply to both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

This is a direct education pathway to completing a specialized Master of Arts in Teaching, MAT, at the University of La Verne which includes a Single Subject Teaching Credential. The 4+1 programs have been designed for completion in 5 years. Any deviation from the outlined education plan, including extensions, may have financial aid implications and should be considered with the support of an advisor. An application for consideration of this education pathway is mandatory.

Upper division coursework is not modified for these integrated programs, students will be following the MAT course sequence created for all credential candidates in the LaFetra College of Education teaching programs. This includes prerequisites for course enrollment and completion of state mandated assessments in the required time sequence.

Program Requirements for Concentration

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA to begin
  • Must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in the program in accordance with the University's Graduate GPA requirements
  • Face-to-face interview with the MAT program chair or designee
  • Meet with Education Advisor at least one time per semester to monitor progress according to requirements
  • Must meet credential prerequisites prior to registering for the first credential class
    • Prerequisites
      • TB Clearance California Education Code Section 49406
      • Live Scan/Fingerprint Clearance California Education Code Section 44320(b)
      • Certificate of Clearance (CoC) California Education Code Section 44320(b)

Concentration in Teaching, Single Subject Requirements

16 semester hours

EDUC 427Language and Literacy, Single Subject4
EDUC 428Introductory Teaching Practices, Single Subject4
EDUC 442Intermediate Teaching Practices, Single Subject4
EDUC 443Advanced Teaching Practices, Single Subject4
Total Semester Hours16