Physics Major for Teacher Certification


The physics major for teacher certification consists of a minimum of 60 credits including:
  1. Math 120, 121, 213, 222.
  2. Physics 111, 150, 250, 300, 320, 335, 470.
  3. Physics 315 or 370.
  4. Astronomy 205 or 206 or 311 and physics courses numbered above 300, not including 390 or 490 to attain 49 credits.
To visit the UW-Stevens Point course catalog, click here.

Four Year Plan


The following tables illustrate a typical plan to complete the major within a four-year time frame. Students taking different paths may take longer than the four year plan here. Please consult with an advisor when planning your major - some physics courses are taught only in alternate years.

First Year

​Fall I ​Credits
​Phys 111 ​1cr
​Math 120 ​4cr
​Eng 101 & Electives ​10cr
​TOTAL 15cr
​Spring I ​Credits
​Phys 150 ​5cr
​Math 121 ​4cr
​Eng 102 & Electives ​6cr
TOTAL 15cr

Second Year

​Fall II ​Credits
​Phys 250 ​5cr
​Math 222 ​4cr
​Elective Credits ​0-3cr
TOTAL ​14-17cr
​Spring II ​Credits
​Phys 300 ​3cr
​Math 213
​4cr
​Elective ​3cr
TOTAL 15cr

Third Year

​Fall III ​Credits
​Phys 320 ​4cr
​Phys 370
​4cr
​Physics Electives
​0-3cr
​Electives ​3-9cr
TOTAL 14-17cr
​Spring III ​Credits
​Physics 470
​4cr
​Phys 370
​4cr
​Physics Electives ​0-3cr
​Elective Credits ​3-9cr
TOTAL 14-17cr

Fourth Year

​Fall IV ​Credits
Phys 335
​3cr
Physics Electives
0-​6cr
Elective Courses
​6-12cr
TOTAL 15cr
​Spring IV ​Credits
Phys 315
​3cr
​Physics Electives ​0-3cr
​Elective Credits ​9-12cr
​TOTAL 15cr