Welcome to ESU's Physics Department!
For information about the Physics Department, check out the menu on the left or continue reading below for information on our academic programs and courses. Additional information is available on our Physics FAQ pages (i.e., answers to frequently asked questions), which you can access via the menu on your left.
The Physics department offers baccalaureate degree programs in Physics, Earth and Space Science, and Secondary Education (see "Undergraduate Programs" to your left).
These programs are designed to prepare students for post-graduate study and/or careers in teaching and engineering, as well as careers in other fields that require knowledge of physics and/or earth and space science. ESU's Secondary Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Eight baccalaureate degree programs are offered (click on "Undergraduate Programs" to your left for information on each program):
- A Bachelor of Science with a Physics major
- This program prepares students for graduate study or work in physics, engineering (industrial physics) or the earth and space sciences. A different track is offered for each area.
- Teacher Certification Programs
- A Bachelor of Science with a Physics major (Secondary Education)
This program prepares students to teach physics in secondary schools (grades 7-12).
- A Bachelor of Science with an Earth and Space Science major (Secondary Education
This program prepares students to teach Earth and Space Science in secondary schools (grades 7-12).
- A Bachelor of Science with a General Science major (Secondary Education
This program prepares students to teach General Science in high schools (grades 9-12) and all the sciences in middle school (grades 7-9).
- Engineering Transfer Program
- A Bachelor of Arts with a Physics major in this program, students can transfer to the Pennsylvania State University after completing three years at East Stroudsburg University. Certain restrictions apply, so see the Engineering FAQ page for more information.
- Broad and/or Interdisplinary Programs
These programs are designed to be combined with other areas and adapted for individual needs.
- A Bachelor of Arts with a Physics major
- A Bachelor of Arts with a Physical Science major
- A Bachelor of Arts with an Earth and Space Science major
Course descriptions of courses offered by the physics department are available via the menu on the left (click on "Undergraduate Programs" and then "Courses").
- Course Schedules
- Courses with webpages
- PHYS 102 (Physics as a Liberal Art)
- PHYS 105 (Physics for the Inquiring Mind); Elwood
- PHYS 110 (Sound, Waves and Light); Elwood
- PHYS 131 (Fundamental Physics I); Cohen
- PHYS 161 (Physics I); Elwood
- PHYS 305 (Physics of the Atmosphere)
- PHYS 405 (The Development of Modern Physical Science)
- PHYS 431 (Electromagnetic Theory I)
- PHYS 432 (Electromagnetic Theory II)
- Graduate Courses
- The physics department also has graduate courses in General Science (in cooperation with chemistry), which was designed for those who have already completed their undergraduate careers and want to further their studies of chemistry and/or physics.
- If you are already certified and teaching and want to take graduate courses in education, you should contact the Secondary Education program, adminstered through the Department of Professional and Secondary Education.
- If you are already have an undergraduate degree and are looking to obtain teaching certification, you should check out the Intern Teaching program administered by the Department of Professional and Secondary Education.