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Physical Science - Secondary Education

The physical science - secondary education major is designed for persons who want a broad background in both physics and chemistry and to understand the interrelationships between these disciplines. It is designed primarily for persons who plan to teach physics, chemistry and/or physical science in secondary schools.

Students may also complete this major through Lyman Briggs College.


Graduates in physical science - secondary education pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of education, research and human health. 

Alumni work at: 

  • High schools
  • Middle schools
  • Hospitals
  • Research laboratories

Alumni work as: 

  • Adapted physical education specialists
  • Adapted physical education specialists
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians
  • Physical therapist assistants/aides
  • Soil and plant scientists
  • Environmental scientists and specialists
  • Technicians

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