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Physical Science - B.S.E. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Attribute Legend: DD Diversity-Domestic; DG Diversity-Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min Grade
  UC 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1 1  
MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (55 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Attribute Course Title Credits Min Grade
KBS BSCI 10120 Biological Foundations 4 C
KBS CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I 4 C
KBS CHEM 10061 General Chemistry II 4 C
KBS CHEM 10062 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1 C
KBS CHEM 10063 General Chemistry II Laboratory    1 C
  CHEM 20481 Basic Organic Chemistry I 4 C
  CHEM 30105 Analytical Chemistry I 3 C
  CHEM 30284 Introduction to Biological Chemistry 4 C
  CHEM 30301 Inorganic Chemistry I 2 C
  CHEM 40567 Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences 4 C
  GEOG 31062 Fundamentals of Meteorology 3 C
KBS PHY 21430 Frontiers in Astronomy 3 C
KAD PHY 23101 General University Physics I 5 C
KBS PHY 23102 General University Physics II 5 C
WIC PHY 30020 Intermediate Physics Laboratory 2 C
  PHY 36001 Introduction to Modern Physics 3 C
Electronics (4)     or
Applications of Modern Physics (3)
3-4 C
Attribute Course Title Credits Min Grade
WIC ADED 32142 Principles of Teaching Adolescents 3 C
  ADED 32277 Teaching Science in Secondary Schools 3 C
  ADED 42277 Topics in Secondary School Science 3 C
ELR ADED 42292 Field Work Practicum 3 C
ELR ADED 42357 Secondary Student Teaching 9 S
  ADED 49525 Inquiry into Professional Practice 3 C
  CI 47330 Reading and Writing in Adolescent/Adulthood 3 C
  CULT 29535 Education in a Democratic Society 3 C
  EPSY 29525 Educational Psychology 3 C
  ITEC 39525 Educational Technology 3 C
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus 3  
KMC MATH 11022 Trigonometry 3  
KMC MATH 12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5  
  MATH 12003 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 5 C
KHU/DG PHIL 11001 Introduction to Philosophy 3  
KSS/DD PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3  
KSS/DD SOC 12050 Introduction to Sociology 3  
DD SPED 23000 Introduction to Exceptionalities 3 C
  Kent Core Composition 6 C
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one from each) 6  
  1. UC 10097 is not required of transfer students with 25 credits (excluding College Credit Plus) or students age 21+ at time of admission.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

Students must apply for State of Ohio Licensure (defined by completion of all licensure program requirements) within 12 months of program completion. After 12 months, applicants must meet State approved program/licensure requirements that are in effect at the time of application. This means that students who apply after the 12 month deadline may have to take additional coursework if the content, methods courses, program requirements, or licensure requirements have changed from the catalog in force.

Double Majors/Dual Degrees
Students in the this major seeking to declare an additional teacher education major in the B.S.E. degree (double major), or in a different degree (dual degree) may have the double major/dual degree approved as long as the following requirements are met:

  1. Approval is received from the academic unit administrating each major. A program of study for those interested in pursuing a double major must be approved in writing by faculty from each major area prior to admission to advanced study.
  2. All required content courses are completed for each major
  3. All required methods courses are completed for each major.
  4. Separate practicum and inquiry courses are completed for each major as listed below:
    1. ADED 42292 Field Work Practicum (or the equivalent required by the major outside the college)
    2. ADED 49525 Inquiry into Professional Practice (or the equivalent required by the major outside the college)
  5. Students who have two majors from among the following only need to take one ADED 42357 Secondary Student Teaching course, consisting of a 16-week classroom experience involving both subject areas: Life Sciences, Earth Science, Physical Sciences, Integrated Science, Integrated Mathematics, Life Science/Chemistry, Integrated Social Studies and/or Integrated Language Arts.
  6. Students who have a second major not included in the list above (#5) will have their student teaching requirements determined by faculty from both program areas at the time the program of study is developed, with a minimum 16 weeks spent in the classroom.