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2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry/Physics — Secondary, BAE


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Combined major offered by the Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences and Technology and the Department of Physics, College of Sciences and Technology

94-114 credits

Introduction/What is the Study of Chemistry/Physics-Secondary?

The Chemistry major provides many benefits to students. There is close student-faculty contact and relatively small classes. The students have direct access to modern laboratory equipment and instrumentation, and there are opportunities for research work under the direction of a faculty advisor.

Physics is the fundamental science. It is the study of matter and energy and of the interaction between the two. Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Engineering apply the principles of Physics to specific problems. Almost all areas of modern technology involve applications of Physics.

This major must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in secondary education offered through Woodring College of Education. Courses required for a state teaching endorsement must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

Why Consider a Chemistry/Physics-Secondary Major? 

The Department of Chemistry, in addition to its core of fundamental studies in Physical, Inorganic, Organic, Analytical and Biochemistry, has added a variety of elective courses that offer diversity in training, study and research at the undergraduate level.

The study of Physics provides an excellent liberal arts foundation and can open a variety of doors for jobs, including Secondary Education.

 Contact Information

Chemistry Department Chair
James R. Vyvyan
Chemistry Building 270A
360-650-2883
James.Vyvyan@wwu.edu
 

Chemistry Department
Chemistry Building 270
360-650-3070
chemdept@chem.wwu.edu

Physics Education Advisor
Andrew Boudreaux
Communications Facility 369
360-650-7383
Andrew.Boudreaux@wwu.edu

Physics Department
Communications Facility 385
360-650-3618

Secondary Education
Professional Program
Information Program Manager
Janna Cecka
Miller Hall 401C
360-650-3347
Janna.Cecka@wwu.edu

Secondary Education
Program Coordinator
Debbie Gramm
Miller Hall 401A
360-650-3327
Debbie.Gramm@wwu.edu
 

 Sample Careers

Secondary Education Teacher

 Major/Career Resources

http://www.wwu.edu/careers/students_choosingamajor.shtml

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

This major must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in secondary education. See the Secondary Education  section of this catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements.

As certification to teach high school now requires more than four years of study, advisement prior to or at the beginning of the third year is absolutely necessary to avoid lengthening the program.

Grade Requirements

A cumulative GPA of at least 2.50, plus a minimum grade of C (2.0) or better in the individual courses, must be maintained in the courses required by the major. Students must also earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in the secondary education professional program.

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