Physics Major for Teacher Certification


The physics major for teacher certification consists of a minimum of 50 credits including:
  1. Math 225, 226, 227, 230.
  2. Physics 111, 240, 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 225 ​5cr
​Eng 101 & Electives ​10cr
​TOTAL 16cr
​Spring I ​Credits
​Phys 240 ​5cr
​Math 226 ​5cr
​Eng 102 & Electives ​6cr
TOTAL 16cr

Second Year

​Fall II ​Credits
​Phys 250 ​5cr
​Math 227 ​5cr
​Elective Credits ​0-3cr
TOTAL ​14-17cr
​Spring II ​Credits
​Phys 300 ​3cr
​Math 230
​Elective ​3cr
TOTAL 15cr

Third Year

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

Fourth Year


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