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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics (B.S.)


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The student learning outcomes for this degree are located at http://www.niu.edu/assessment/degree_outcomes.shtml.

Check departmental information for any additional requirements.

Emphasis 1. Professional Physics for Graduate Study


Two of the following (6)


Note: PHYS 400 and PHYS 470 are recommended for students intending to enter graduate school in physics.

Requirements outside Department (23)


Please note corequisite information in courses below.

Total Hours for Emphasis 1, Professional Physics for Graduate Study: 68-73


Emphasis 2. Secondary School Teaching


Important: Students wishing to receive Illinois State licensure and/or endorsement to teach physics should also refer carefully to the section below labeled Educator Licensure for additional requirements.

Requirements outside Department (23)


Please note corequisite information in courses below.

Total Hours for Emphasis 2, Secondary School Teaching: 60-62


Emphasis 3. Applied Physics


Requirements outside Department (23)


Please note corequisite information in courses below.

Other Requirements (14-16)


Electives from physics and other related sciences. At least 7 semester hours must be 400-level PHYS courses. Students should consult with a departmental adviser for assistance in selecting the appropriate sequence of courses to constitute a track of study in one of the following areas of applied physics: acoustics, computational physics, geophysics and astronomy, health physics, or materials physics. List of courses appropriate to each of the above tracks are available in the departmental office, the department undergraduate Web site, and from departmental advisers. Other tracks can be developed in consultation with an adviser.

Total Hours for Emphasis 3, Applied Physics: 69-73


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