UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Broadfield Science Licensure

Broadfield Science Licensure

A person with a broadfield science (BFS) license may teach any science class, middle-school level through grade 10, and any basic science class in grades 11-12 which is not a college-preparatory course, advanced placement (AP) course, or an elective course with more depth of content than a basic course. However, you may teach advanced courses in your science major (Biology, Chemistry or Physics).

Biology

Minor in Physics–Liberal Arts or Education

Physics Minor Requirements 24 Total Credits
Required Courses 14 cr. hrs.
(PHYS 121 Algebra-Based Physics I 5 cr.
PHYS 122 Algebra-Based Physics II 5 cr.)
or
(PHYS 131 Calculus-Based Physics II 5 cr.
PHYS 132 Calculus-Based Physics II 5 cr.)

PHYS 264 Modern Physics 4 cr.

Directed Electives for Both Minors: 10 cr. hrs.
PHYS 204 Intermediate Physics Laboratory (writing intensive) 1 cr.
PHYS 301 Advanced Physics Laboratory I (writing intensive) 3 cr.
PHYS 302 Advanced Physics Laboratory II (writing intensive) 3 cr.
PHYS 311 Electronics: Circuits and Devices 4 cr.
PHYS 312 Electronics: Linear Integrated Circuits 4 cr.
PHYS 313 Digital Electronics 4 cr.
PHYS 318 Astrophysics 3 cr.
PHYS 324 Acoustics 3 cr.
PHYS 415 Thermodynamics 3 cr.
PHYS 420 Optics 4 cr.
PHYS 426 Nuclear and Particle Physics 4 cr.
PHYS 427 Condensed Matter Physics 4 cr.
PHYS 441 Classical Mechanics 4 cr.
PHYS 442 Electricity and Magnetism 4 cr.
PHYS 465 Quantum Mechanics 3 cr.
Additional Choice for Directed Elective for Secondary Education Minor:
PHYS 331 Curriculum Physics 3 cr.
Required Supporting Courses 11 cr. hrs.
(may be taken under Gen Ed or under Major)
MATH 166 Calculus I 4 cr.
MATH 167 Calculus II 4 cr.
PHYS 361 Mathematics of Physics and Engineering I 3 cr.
or MATH 266 Calculus III

Chemistry

Broadfield Science Licensure: Chemistry

BIOL 150 General Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 210 General Botany
or BIOL 230 General Zoology
or BIOL 240 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 cr.
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5 cr.
or CHEM 120 Introduction to General Chemistry 6 cr.
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 5 cr.
ESM 302 Environmental Education Lab 1 cr.
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr.
PHYS 117 Astronomy 3 cr.

PHYS 121 Algebra-Based Physics I 4 cr.
PHYS 122 Algebra-Based Physics II 4 cr.
PHYS 131 Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory I 1 cr.
PHYS 132 Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory II 1 cr.


CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I  3 cr.
CHEM 236
Organic Chemistry Lab I  1 cr.
CHEM 232
Organic Chemistry II  3 cr.
CHEM 237
Organic Chemistry Lab II 1 cr.
CHEM 250
Foundations of Analytical Chemistry  4 cr.
CHEM 361
Biochemistry I  3 cr.
CHEM 340
Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems 3 cr.
CHEM 322
Inorganic Chemistry 4 cr.
CHEM 480
Chemical Communications and Research 1 cr.
CHEM 261
Laboratory Safety 2 cr.


Advanced Lab and Research Series: (choose one)

CHEM 355 Separation Science Laboratory 1 cr.
CHEM 356
Chemical Instrumentation Lab 1 cr.
CHEM 366
Biochemistry Laboratory 1 cr.
CHEM 495
Undergraduate Research 1 cr.

Required Supporting Coursework:

GEOL 269 Environmental Geology (counted in general education) 0 cr.

Earth and Space Science Licensing

An Earth and Space Science license will be earned upon completion of the coursework listed below. This additional concentration is based on 16-19 total credits of earth and space science coursework. Overlap with required and elective coursework in the major will allow for this add-on license to be completed with an additional 5-11 credits.

GEOL 269 Environmental Geology 3 cr. (completed in major)
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr. (completed in major)
ESM 302 Environmental Education Lab 1 cr. (completed in major)
PHYS 117 Astronomy 3 cr. (completed in major)
GEOL 330 Meteorology 3 cr.

Choose 2 of the following courses:

GEOL 150 Historical Geology 4 cr.
PHYS 318 Astrophysics 3 cr. (possible elective in major)
GEOL 305 Geology of the Planets 2 cr.
GEOL 441 Introduction to Geophysics 4 cr.

Recommended Supplemental Coursework:
GEOL 202 Oceanography 3 cr.
ESM 360 Hydrology and Water Quality 4 cr.

Physics

Broadfield Science Licensure: Physics 57-58 cr. hrs.

BIOL 150 General Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 210 General Botany
or BIOL 230 General Zoology
or BIOL 240 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 cr.
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5 cr.
or CHEM 120 Introduction to General Chemistry 6 cr.
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 5 cr.
ESM 302 Environmental Education Lab 1 cr.
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr.
PHYS 117 Astronomy 3 cr.

PHYS 121 Algebra-Based Physics I 5 cr.
PHYS 122 Algebra-Based Physics II 5 cr.
PHYS 131 Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory I 5 cr.
PHYS 132 Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory II 5 cr.

MATH 167 Calculus II 4 cr.
PHYS 264
Modern Physics 4 cr.
PHYS 204
Intermediate Physics Lab 1 cr.
PHYS 311
Electronics: Circuits and Devices 4 cr.
PHYS 318
Astrophysics 3 cr.
PHYS 485
Senior Seminar 1 cr.
PHYS 362
Mathematics of Physics and Engineering II 3 cr.

Choose 6 credits from the following electives:

PHYS 220 Science of Light 3 cr.
PHYS 250
Statics 3 cr.
PHYS 312
Electronics: Linear Integrated Circuits 4 cr.
PHYS 313
Digital Electronics 4 cr.
PHYS 331
Curriculum Physics 3 cr.

Required Supporting Coursework:

GEOL 269 Environmental Geology (counted in general education) (0)

Earth and Space Science Licensing

An Earth and Space Science license will be earned upon completion of the coursework listed below. This additional concentration is based on 16-19 total credits of earth and space science coursework. Overlap with required coursework in the major will allow for this add-on license to be completed with an additional 5-7 credits.

GEOL 269 Environmental Geology 3 cr. (completed in major)
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr. (completed in major)
ESM 302 Environmental Education Lab 1 cr. (completed in major)
PHYS 117 Astronomy 3 cr. (completed in major)
GEOL 330 Meteorology 3 cr.

Choose 2 of the following courses:

GEOL 202 Oceanography 3 cr.
ESM 360 Hydrology and Water Quality 4 cr.

General Education Requirements

Arts and Sciences as listed for CEPS. Up to two of these courses may be double counted in the General Education program, depending on your specific course of study.

Interdisciplinary Program

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Tyler Koepke, Coordinator

The broadfield science program encompasses biology, chemistry, and physics. Students choosing one of these programs will typically be assigned an advisor from one of these departments. The program is the equivalent of a major and a minor. A student selecting one of these areas is not required to have an additional minor. The program leads to certification in secondary or middle school education. Students interested in certification in those programs should consult the Secondary Education Handbook for Undergraduates at www.uwrf.edu/CEPS/ for the detailed requirements for various levels of certification in Wisconsin.