Physics (Secondary Education)

The Bachelor of Arts in Physics is primarily designed for students who desire a broader, less professionally specialized background in physics.

The School of Education and Human Services (SEHS) and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) offer a fifth-year secondary teacher education program (STEP) leading to recommendation for Michigan secondary standard teacher certification. This certification is valid for teaching content area majors and minors in grades 6-12.  A secondary teaching minor in physics is available.


This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

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    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

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    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

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