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Physics

Bachelor of Science in Education Degree

The physics degree programs at UCM provide a balanced curriculum of classroom instruction and practical laboratory experience. This degree provides certification to teach all levels of physics in grades 9-12.

Why Choose Physics at UCM?

  • The Physics program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • UCM facilities include audio-visual facilities, a library study area and modern laboratories in various areas of specialization.
  • You will have access to modern, well-equipped computer laboratories and electronic classrooms.

What will I study?
Physics at UCM provides many hands-on learning experiences, including the use of laboratory technology and equipment, as well as developing experiments and demonstrations of your work.
Courses include:

  • Meteorology
  • Science Teaching Methods
  • Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • Secondary Teaching and Behavioral Management

What can I do with a degree in Physics?

  • Physics Teacher (9-12 grades)

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value engaging learning experiences that include student involvement and service-learning projects.
In Physics, there are several involvement opportunities:

  • The Society of Physics Students
  • Sigma Pi Sigma

About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know you and provide personalized attention.

In addition to a wide range of academic and professional experience, all faculty members in Physics have earned doctorates in their fields of expertise. Classroom learning is reinforced through practical laboratory experiences, and the use of instrumentation is emphasized.

Learn more about Physics at UCM.
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"The time I had at UCM definitely prepared me for teaching. I was able to build up resources that have helped me in the classroom."
Ashley Hiller, UCM alumna