UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Broad Field Science Physical Science Certification Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science Degree. Broad Field Science-Physical Science Certification. Academic Advising Plan.

Visit the Broad Field Science page to learn more about the program.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman
Year

CHEM 121 (S) General Chemistry I~ 5
MATH 166 (M) Calculus I - 4
PHYS 161/166 (SL) General Physics I and Lab - 5
Gen Ed (CW) ENGL 100 - 3
Total semester credits - 17

CHEM 122 General Chemistry II - 5
MATH 167 Calculus II - 4
PHYS 162/167 General Physics II and Lab - 5
Gen Ed (CS) CSTA 101 - 3
Gen Ed (HW) PED 108 - 1
Total semester credits - 18

Sophomore
Year

CHEM 231/236 Organic Chem and Lab - 4
MATH 266 or PHYS 361 Calc III or Math for Physics - 3
PHYS 311 Electronics - 4
TED 120 Intro to Ed and Tech - 3
Gen Ed (CA) ENGL 200 - 3
Total semester credits - 18

Take PPST

Gen Ed (HF) Humanities - 3
PHYS 264 Modern Physics - 4
ESM/GEOG 300 Env Sci - 3
TED 212 Ed Psych - 5
Gen Ed (SB) Social/Behavioral Sci - 3
Total semester credits - 18

Junior
Year

CHEM 250 Analytical Chem and Lab - 4
Physics elective - 3
Gen Ed (EC, HF) PHIL 201 - 3
Gen Ed (SB, MD) HIST 333 - 3
Liberal Arts diversity - 3
Gen Ed (HW) 2 sports - 1
Total semester credits - 17

Summer Session

PHYS 331 Curriculum Physics - 3

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CHEM 250 Analyt. Chem and Lab - 4
SPED 330 Exceptional Child - 3
TED 252 Multicultural - 3
TED 414 Transescent - 4
Liberal Arts global - 3
Total semester credits - 17

Senior
Year

TED 420 School and Society - 3
TED 422 Content Literacy - 3
TED 423 Write, Speak, Listen - 3
TED 434 Science Techniques - 3
Chemistry elective - 3
ENGL 105 or 106 Literature - 3
Total semester credits - 18

TED 473 Student Teach - Middle - 6
TED 474 Student Teach - Sec - 6
OR
TED 474 Student Teach - Sec - 12
Total semester credits - 12

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education - 34 cr.
Liberal Arts - 6 cr.
Major - 63 cr.
General Electives - 8 cr.
Credits to Degree - 136 cr.

Science classes double count for major and S and SL Gen Ed requirements

This academic plan is an example of how students might choose to fulfill program requirements within a period of four years. After consulting with their advisors, students may make other course choices which would meet the program requirements and be more suitable for them.