Single Subject Credential - Physical Science

Department

Department of Physics

Douglas Singleton, Interim Chair
McLane Hall, Room 173
559.278.2371
FAX: 559.278.7741
www.fresnostate.edu/physics

Degrees and Programs Offered

BS in Physics, B.S.
BS in Biomedical Physics, B.S.
CRED in Single Subject Credential - Physical Science
MN in Physical Science, Minor
MN in Physics, Minor
MN in Medical Physics, Minor
MN in Astronomy, Minor
MS in Physics, M.S.

Courses Offered

The Department of Physics has an active theoretical physics program that focuses on gravitational physics and field theory. We have ongoing collaborations with several international research groups including the Institute of Applied Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, the Center for Gravitation and Fundamental Metrology (VNIIMS) at the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, and the Universidad de Costa Rica. Our students in this area regularly attend national and international conferences to give talks, and they are active in publishing their research work in refereed journals. Several international researchers have visited our department and engaged in collaborative research, colloquia, and seminars.

Requirements

Single Subject Teaching Credential in Physics - Requirements

The college offers baccalaureate degree programs in mathematics and natural sciences that serve as subject matter preparation programs leading to the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics and Science. In science, a student can select the Single Subject Teaching Credential with an emphasis in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics.

Students can apply to the credential program after completing 90 or more units as undergraduates. Once accepted, they can begin to take credential courses simultaneously as they complete their undergraduate degree. For more information, call Agnes Tuska (Math Education) at 559.278.2992, or David Andrews or Jaime Arvizu (Science Education) at 559.278.5173.

Faculty

Our faculty members are here to teach and to do research. Several faculty members have research projects involving students. Two of our faculty members do theoretical work in particle physics and field theory while others are involved with numerous different experimental research fields; some of our faculty are involved in physics pedagogy.

For faculty phone numbers and e-mail, see the campus directory.

For more on the faculty, see the faculty pages.
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