Courses | Physical Science, B.S.

Summary

Below are some of the courses you’ll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements see catalog for details.

Integration Seminar

Senior level capstone seminar in which the student will search the Bible and the literature dealing with the topic(s) under discussion in the course leading to the discovery of means whereby the subject area may be 'integrated' with Biblical truth. The results of the research will be incorporated in a paper or project which will be critiqued by the seminar members and by the professor. Notes: May be taken for a total of 6 credits counted toward graduation with different content.
Prerequisites: BBST 109, BBST 110, BBST 251, BBST 254.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Senior Class; and Undergraduate Level.

Major Courses

Principles and theories of the structure and properties of matter including stoichiometry, atomic theory, the periodic table, chemical bonding, molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactions, states of matter, gas laws and solutions. Prerequisites: Passing score on Chemistry Placement Exam; or CHEM 092, CHEM 104, or CHEM 107 with at least a "B-".
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory; one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $110.

Continuation of General Chemistry I. Subjects include chemical kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, solubility, acidity, electrochemistry, coordination complexes and various special topics. Prerequisites: CHEM 105.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory; one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: A minimum grade of a "C-" is required to subsequently register in CHEM 301 or 320.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $110.

Limits, differentiation and integration of rational and trigonometric functions, with applications. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Math credit.
Prerequisites: Four years of high school mathematics.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Differentiation and integration of logarithmic, exponential and inverse trigonometric functions; various methods of integration; infinite sequences and series; parametric equations, polar coordinates.
Prerequisites: MATH 105.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

This course is intended for Chemistry, Physics and Engineering Department majors or anyone else interested in learning to develop their intuition for problem-solving using formal and informal techniques. Involves the use of MATLAB, Excel and other computer tools for data analysis.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $75.

Basic principles of physics emphasizing Newtonian mechanics; conservation of energy and momentum; oscillations, fluids and thermodynamics. Prerequisites: MATH 105 (concurrent registration permitted). Passing score on the Physics Placement Exam or PHSC 092 with a grade of "B" or better. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: Primarily for Physical Science and Engineering Physics majors. Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Corequisites: PHSC 134.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

The application of the laws and theories of mechanics and thermodynamics through experiment. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours of laboratory weekly. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: PHSC 132.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

Introduction to electrostatics, conductors and currents, magnetic fields, and Maxwell's equations. Prerequisites: PHSC 132, PHSC 134. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: Primarily for Physical Science and Engineering Physics majors.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Corequisites: PHSC 237.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Wave theory, sound, geometric optics, interference and diffraction, relativity, wave properties of particles, and introduction to quantum physics. Prerequisites: PHSC 233, PHSC 237.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory, weekly. Notes: Primarily for Physical Science and Engineering Physics majors. The optics section may be taken for one credit (PHSC 450).
Grade Mode: A, N.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $120.

The application of the laws and theories of electricity and magnetism through experiment. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours laboratory weekly.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Corequisites: PHSC 233.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

A capstone course for all biochemistry, chemistry, physics, and physical science majors that includes: (1) presentation of a seminar, (2) service learning project and, (3) integration readings and discussion.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Junior Class, or Senior Class; Environmental Science (BIES), Human Biology (BIHB), Physics (PHYS), Bio Sci:Secondary Instruction (BISI), Chemistry (CHEM), Physical Science (PHSC), Biochemistry (BCHM) or Biological Science (BIOS); and Undergraduate Level.

Elective Courses

An interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment using concepts from ecology, biology, chemistry, geology, the social sciences and Scripture to understand the interplay of natural resources, how humans are affecting the environment, and how to deal with environmental problems. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

The first semester of the traditional yearlong course in organic chemistry. Structure, properties and reactivity of carbon-containing compounds with emphasis on reaction mechanisms. An introduction to the major functional groups and the instrumental methods for structure determination: IR, NMR, and MS.
Prerequisites: CHEM 106 with a grade of "C-" or better.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: CHEM 311.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Continued work with more complicated reactions and mechanisms. An introduction to computer-based drawing and searching tools. The last third of the course is devoted to the structure and properties of major biochemical substances.
Prerequisites: CHEM 301.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: CHEM 312.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Basic laboratory techniques for the synthesis, isolation, purification and analysis of organic compounds including the major chromatographic methods, TLC, GC, LC. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours laboratory weekly.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: CHEM 301.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $150.

Continuation of the laboratory methods in organic chemistry including the major structural determination and analysis tools of NMR, IR, HPLC, UV/Vis. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours laboratory weekly.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: CHEM 302.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $150.

The structure, properties and reactivity of organic and biological molecules.

Functions of two and three variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, curves and surfaces in three dimensional space.
Prerequisites: MATH 106.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Topics from matrices, determinants, linear transformations and vector spaces.
Prerequisites: MATH 106.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

First order differential equations, second order linear differential equations, power series solutions, Laplace transforms, systems of first order linear equations.
Prerequisites: MATH 205. When Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

An introduction to earth science including: processes that shape the earth's surface, oceans and atmosphere; plate tectonics, earth history and the fossil record, natural resources and environmental concerns. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $80.

A conceptual astronomy course, designed to acquaint the student with the current state of knowledge of the solar system, the Milky Way, galaxies, quasars and cosmology. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $80.

Use of computation tools using MATLAB and LabVIEW in chemistry, physics and engineering, digital signal analysis and instrument control.
Prerequisites: PHSC 124, PHSC 233, PHSC 237; or CHEM 106; MATH 205 recommended.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $110.

Statics of particles, rigid bodies in two and three dimensions, centroids and centers of gravity, structures, friction, and inertia. Prerequisites: PHSC 132, PHSC 134. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture weekly. Notes: Primarily for Engineering Physics majors.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Physics (PHYS), Physical Science (PHSC), Biochemistry (BCHM) or Engineering Physics (PHEP); and Undergraduate Level.

Introduction to circuit elements, network theorems, response, semiconductor devices, integrated circuits, and the operation and design of analog DC/AC circuits. Also introduces the fundamentals of Boolean logic and digital design. Laboratory work involves extensive construction and analysis of circuits, as well as introduction of soldering and assembly techniques. Prerequisites: PHSC 233, PHSC 237.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; six hours laboratory, weekly.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $150.


Concentrations

Secondary Instruction

General Education Course:

A survey of psychology as an empirical/behavioral science with a consideration of underlying philosophical bases in light of a Christian worldview. Topics to be surveyed include development, cognition, learning, motivation, physiology, socialization, personality and psychopathology. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Behavioral Science credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Core Courses:

This course examines the structure and function of the school, foundations of education, qualities required for teacher effectiveness, and contemporary issues in education. Successful completion of this course constitutes one of the requirements for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program. CBEST must be taken or basic skills requirement met during this course for acceptance to a credential program. Approximately $130 for livescan and application fees will be required. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 25-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Special approval required. Must submit Certificate of Clearance forms and valid negative TB test results. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must not be Freshman Class; and must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

Application of psychological principles to the education process, role of the teacher and learner, human growth and development, learning styles, motivation, memory, transfer of learning, measurement and evaluation, research and experimentation in learning theory. Notes: Special approval required. Restricted to formal application and acceptance to the School of Education. Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher. This course is designed to fulfill the University's writing competency requirement for credential students.
Prerequisites: PSYC 200; LEDU 301 or MUSC 205.
Paid Taskstream subscription required.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $50.

Survey of the theories, programs, and instructional practices for English language development, including first and second language acquisition and individual factors affecting language acquisition. Strategies for the application of theory to classroom practice and instruction in content area literacy are emphasized. Principles of educational equity, diversity, and cultural and linguistic responsiveness are examined. Prerequisites: LEDU 330.
Paid Taskstream subscription required. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 10-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #1.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

Methods and materials for teaching reading through content areas in secondary schools; attention to reading techniques, testing, and individualization. Prerequisites: LEDU 341.
Paid Taskstream subscription required. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 35-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #2.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject candidates relate the Common Core and the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for candidates in their specific subject area to major concepts and principles in their discipline, including planning, organizing, and implementing effective instruction (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Art: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Art candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for achieving the fundamental goals of the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for students in Art (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - English: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject English candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for achieving the fundamental goals of the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for students in English (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Methods of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Modern Language candidates learn, understand, and use specific teaching strategies and activities for achieving the fundamental goals of the state-adopted K–12 Foreign Language Framework and Student Academic Content Standards for students learning Spanish (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Health Science: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Health Science candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for achieving the fundamental goals of the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for students in Health Science (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - History/Social Science: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject History/Social Science candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for achieving the fundamental goals of the K–12 state-adopted academic content standards for History/Social Science (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Mathematics: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Mathematics candidates acquire a deep understanding of the interrelated components of a balanced program of mathematics instruction: computational and procedural skills; conceptual understanding of mathematics; and problem solving skills in mathematics, and acquire pedagogical skills that assist students in learning K–12 state-adopted academic content standards for Mathematics (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Physical Education: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Physical Education candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for helping students in learning K–12 state-adopted academic content standards for Physical Education (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Science: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Science candidates relate the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for students in Science (Grades 7–12) to major concepts, principles and investigations in the science disciplines, including planning, organizing, and implementing effective instruction.
  Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher.
Prerequisites: LEDU 425.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: LEDU 436, LEDU 437.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

Secondary school curriculum, assessment, classroom management and teaching methods as they apply to the content areas in secondary school settings. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #3.
Prerequisites: LEDU 425.
Paid Taskstream subscription required.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: LEDU 433, LEDU 437.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

A 60-hour fieldwork requirement to support the practical application of LEDU 436 Secondary Curriculum content. Candidates will design and teach several classroom lessons in local secondary schools. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork.
Prerequisites: LEDU 425.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: LEDU 433, LEDU 436.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

Full-time laboratory experience in school classrooms under the direction of qualified supervising master teachers and University supervisors. University seminar required. Notes: Special approval required. Restricted to formal application. Must pass course with a grade of "B-" or higher. CalTPA #4. Candidates doing student teaching are limited to a maximum of 15 credits that semester with approval. Must register for LEDU 452 if completing student teaching in one semester. (See also SEED 514/515).
Prerequisites: LEDU 436 and LEDU 437.
Paid Taskstream subscription required.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $120.

See LEDU 450. Notes: Special approval required. Restricted to formal application. Must pass course with a grade of "B-" or higher.
Prerequisites: LEDU 450 (concurrent registration permitted).
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

General Physical Science