Physics (Secondary Education) (BS)

The BS program in physics with a concentration in secondary education provides rigorous training in physics and in education. Physics is the cornerstone of STEM disciplines --- science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The shortage of highly qualified physics teachers in every state is an ongoing problem. This concentration is designed to produce more and better-qualified physics teachers to meet local and national needs. Graduates are recommended by the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College for certification by the State of Arizona.

Degree Offered

Physics (Secondary Education) (BS)
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Career Outlook

Graduates of the secondary education concentration have the flexibility to select from jobs in diverse fields. The combination of science and education curriculum provides a range of career choices, such as:

  • business
  • engineering
  • materials science
  • secondary education

Students can also choose to pursue graduate studies in:

  • astronomy
  • education
  • engineering
  • medicine
  • physics

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