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Five Year Combined B.S. in Physics/M.S. in Education Option

For students who entered SJU before the fall of 2010, or transfer students who entered SJU on the GER curriculum.

This program allows a student to complete in five years the requirements for both the B.S. in Physics and M.S. in Education degrees with certification to teach physics by permitting an undergraduate student to begin graduate coursework in Education during his/her senior year. The program features: (1) an independent faculty-directed research project in physics in the summer between the fourth and fifth years, (2) two graduate courses in phsyics, and (3) seven graduate courses in education, including a one semester student teaching experience. A student should apply to the Chair of the Department of Physics for admission to this program by the second semester of his/her junior year at the latest. It is anticipated that the graduates of this program will be highly competitive in the rapidly expanding market for qualified high school physics teachers.

For students who entered SJU in the fall of 2010 or later, or transfer students who entered SJU on the GEP curriculum:

The Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements and program of study sequence for students under the GEP have not yet been finalized. This section of the catalog will be updated as soon as the requirements are in place. Students interested in the five year program should speak to their academic advisors and to Chair of the Department of Physics as early in their academic careers as possible.

Advisory Option—Physics Premedical, Predental

Physics majors may elect an advisory course sequence designed to meet medical /dental school admission requirements. With the explicit permission of the Chair of the Physics Department, students choosing this option may substitute CHM 210/210L and 215/215L for two of the required physics electives.

Requirements for Departmental Honors

Requirements for departmental honors are found under Honors Program and in the brochure published annually by the Director of the Honors program.

Calculus Prerequisite

All courses in Physics except PHY 101-102 and 110-113 require calculus as a pre- or corequisite.