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  • Appalachian State University / Physics (BS) – Applied Physics
    out there Associate Professor Jennifer L Burris Meet more faculty Alumnus Profile Brian Myer A physics degree opens a surprising number of doors Brian Myer 06 research and development engineer for Optimax Systems Inc Courses Core courses include General Physics I II or Analytical Physics I II Intermediate Physics I II Physics Laboratory Techniques and Data Analysis Modern Physics Methods of Experimental Physics plus 12 semester hours of mathematics and at least 18 hours in an emphasis area such as astrophysics environmental physics engineering electronics etc Program of Study Click on the pdf for your major Four Year Guide Click on the pdf for your major NCCC Transfer Four Year Guide Related Programs Physics BA Physics BS Secondary Education Minors A minor is optional View all minors Engagement Outside the Classroom The Physics and Astronomy Club Members of the club are dedicated to educating the public on various topics of physics and astronomy Throughout the year they plan and take part in social activities service oriented projects and community outreach efforts Membership in the club links students to the following international organizations The Optical Society OSA An international scientific society dedicated to advancing the study of light International Society of Optics and Photonics SPIE A not for profit international professional society dedicated to advancing scientific research and engineering applications of optics and photonics through international conferences trade exhibitions and continuing education programs Global Learning Appalachian is committed to introducing students to different cultures and teaching them how to live and interact in a global society Admission Requirements There are no admission requirements beyond admission to Appalachian State University Apply Visit Info Why Appalachian Graduates of this program receive excellent academic and technical preparation to enter the job market or graduate school The American Physical Society lists Appalachian s Department of Physics and Astronomy as 3rd in the U S for the production of BA BS degrees among Masters Comprehensive Institutions and in the top 20 of Masters granting institutions for the fraction of women earning MS degrees Students have opportunities to work with faculty mentors whose research specialties include materials and surface physics optics microscopy Raman spectroscopy organic semiconductors physics education robotics asteroids and the physics of stars Students can stay to earn a Master of Science degree in Engineering Physics through Appalachian s Accelerated Admission from Baccalaureate to Master s Program sometimes referred to as 4 1 Students with at least a 3 4 GPA can take graduate coursework during the senior year and earn a master s in just one additional year Number of Students 154 Method of Delivery On campus only Careers Some of these jobs also require education beyond the bachelors degree Astronomer Astrophysicist Atomic Physicist Biophysicist Chemical Physicist Computer System Engineer Engineer Geophysicist Hydrologist Physics Teacher Medical Physicist Meteorologist Physicist Physics Researcher Research Development Scientist Research Assistant Science Teacher View more career possibilities Contacts Dr Michael Briley Chair 828 262 3090 brileymm appstate edu Department of Physics and Astronomy The Department of Physics and Astronomy

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/majors/id/applied-physics (2016-02-17)
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  • Appalachian State University / Physics (BS) – Secondary Education
    of our Secondary Education program typically have their choice of teaching positions David Sitar Meet more faculty Alumnus Profile Tom Hefner 92 At Eastern Guilford High School he teaches physics astronomy chemistry earth and environmental science classes and he says the degree program prepared him well Courses Core courses include General Physics I II or Analytical Physics I II Intermediate Physics I II Physics Laboratory Techniques and Data Analysis Modern Physics Physics Instruction Practicum Instructional Assistance Methods of Experimental Physics Plus courses in biology geology chemistry mathematics and additional teacher preparation courses Program of Study Click on the pdf for your major Four Year Guide Click on the pdf for your major NCCC Transfer Four Year Guide Related Programs Physics BA Physics BS Applied Physics Minors No minor is required for this program though it is optional to add one View all minors Engagement Outside the Classroom The Physics and Astronomy Club Members of the club are dedicated to educating the public on various topics of physics and astronomy Throughout the year they plan and take part in social activities service oriented projects and community outreach efforts Membership in the club links students to the following international organizations The Optical Society OSA An international scientific society dedicated to advancing the study of light International Society of Optics and Photonics SPIE A not for profit international professional society dedicated to advancing scientific research and engineering applications of optics and photonics through international conferences trade exhibitions and continuing education programs Global Learning Appalachian is committed to introducing students to different cultures and teaching them how to live and interact in a global society Admission Requirements Admission to Appalachian s Teacher Education Program is required Apply Visit Info Why Appalachian Graduates of this program receive excellent academic and technical preparation to enter the job market or graduate school The American Physical Society lists Appalachian s Department of Physics and Astronomy as 3rd in the U S for the production of BA BS degrees among Masters Comprehensive Institutions and in the top 20 of Masters granting institutions for the fraction of women earning MS degrees Students have opportunities to work with faculty mentors whose research specialties include materials and surface physics optics microscopy Raman spectroscopy organic semiconductors physics education robotics asteroids and the physics of stars Number of Students 4 Method of Delivery On campus only Careers Some of these jobs also require education beyond the bachelors degree Secondary School Teacher Physics Tutor Adult Education Teacher Curriculum Specialist Education and Training Administrator Educational Administrator Educational Researcher Employee Training Instructor Grant Writer Instructor College University Librarian View more career possibilities Contacts Dr Michael Briley Chair brileymm appstate edu 828 262 3090 Department of Physics and Astronomy The Department of Physics and Astronomy s curriculum has an applied nature that includes a core of fundamental physics courses and laboratory experiences It prepares graduates for a variety of scientific teaching or engineering professions as well as future educational endeavors College of Arts and Sciences Appalachian s largest

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  • Appalachian State University / Political Science (BA)
    that investment For that reason teaching at App State is really exciting and rewarding Dr William Hicks assistant professor of political science Meet more faculty Courses Students must complete 11 hours of core political science classes 6 hours of language classes at the 1040 level or higher 15 hours of political science electives and at least 12 hours of classes in the following focus areas Theory and Methodology International Relations American Politics and Government Comparative Government Public Law and Judicial Behavior Public Administration Political Behavior Public Policy Students must also complete a minor worth at least 9 hours Program of Study Four Year Guide NCCC Transfer Four Year Guide Related Programs Political Science BS American Politics Political Science BS International and Comparative Politics Political Science BS Pre Professional Legal Studies Political Science BS Public Administration Minors A minor is required Popular minors include Philosophy Communications Sociology Foreign Language History View all minors Engagement Outside the Classroom Appalachian State University College Republicans The leading voice for conservatives on campus All new members are welcome at meetings held Wednesday nights Appalachian State University College Democrats The group for liberal students on campus New members are welcome at meetings held Tuesday nights App State YAL Division of the North Carolina Libertarian Party The group is a chapter of the national campus activist organization known as the Young Americans for Liberty Global Learning Appalachian is committed to introducing students to different cultures and teaching them how to live and interact in a global society Admission Requirements There are no admission requirements beyond admission to Appalachian State University Apply Visit Info Why Appalachian Internships and participation in national state and local politics are encouraged so students gain practical and real world political experience Students can earn up to 9 credit hours completing an internship Students with a 3 4 GPA or higher have the opportunity to participate in Appalachian s Accelerated Admission from Baccalaureate to Master s Program The Department of Government and Justice Studies includes more than 30 tenure track faculty with PhDs in Political Science Public Administration and Criminal Justice This gives students the opportunity to study under professors with an array of expertise The department offers a variety of study away courses which allow students to earn course credits while engaging in real world politics Recent study away destinations include Raleigh N C Washington D C the Iowa caucuses Cuba and Jordan Scholarships are available through the department Method of Delivery On campus only Careers Attorney University Professor Campaign Manager City Manager Congressional Aide FBI CIA Agent Journalist Law Enforcement Officer Legislative Analyst Lobbyist Media Analyst Politician Public Administrator Manager Research Analyst Interest Group Director View more career possibilities Contacts College of Arts and Sciences Department of Government and Justice Studies Dr Phillip Ardoin Department Chair 828 262 7187 ardoinpj appstate edu Department of Government and Justice Studies The Department of Government and Justice Studies prepares graduates to critically observe analyze and understand a complex world It offers programs at both the

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/majors/id/political-science (2016-02-17)
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  • Appalachian State University / Political Science (BS) - American Politics
    Persuasion Program of Study Four Year Guide NCCC Transfer Four Year Guide Related Programs Political Science BA Political Science BS International and Comparative Politics Political Science BS Pre Professional Legal Studies Political Science BS Public Administration Minors A minor is required Popular minors include History Sociology Communications View all minors View all minors Engagement Outside the Classroom Appalachian State University College Republicans The leading voice for conservatives on campus All new members are welcome at meetings held Wednesday nights Appalachian State University College Democrats The group for liberal students on campus New members are welcome at meetings held Tuesday nights App State YAL Division of the North Carolina Libertarian Party The group is a chapter of the national campus activist organization known as the Young Americans for Liberty Global Learning Appalachian is committed to introducing students to different cultures and teaching them how to live and interact in a global society Admission Requirements There are no admission requirements beyond admission to Appalachian State University Apply Visit Info Why Appalachian Internships and participation in national state and local politics are encouraged so students gain practical and real world political experience Students can earn up to 9 credit hours completing an internship Students with a 3 4 GPA or higher have the opportunity to participate in Appalachian s Accelerated Admission from Baccalaureate to Master s Program The Department of Government and Justice Studies includes more than 30 tenure track faculty with PhDs in Political Science Public Administration and Criminal Justice This gives students the opportunity to study under professors with an array of expertise The department offers a variety of study away courses which allow students to earn course credits while engaging in real world politics Recent study away destinations include Raleigh N C Washington D C the Iowa caucuses Cuba and Jordan Scholarships are available through the department Method of Delivery On campus only Careers Attorney Campaign Manager Peace Corps Vista Worker University Professor Community Relations Director Congressional Aid Environmental Policy Analyst Legislative Analyst Lobbyist Marketing Director Media Analyst Newspaper Magazine Journalist Lawyer Politician Research Analyst Special Interest Group Director View more career possibilities Contacts College of Arts and Sciences Department of Government and Justice Studies Dr Phillip Ardoin Department Chair 828 262 7187 ardoinpj appstate edu Department of Government and Justice Studies The Department of Government and Justice Studies prepares graduates to critically observe analyze and understand a complex world It offers programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels College of Arts and Sciences Appalachian s largest college The College of Arts and Sciences has more than 500 faculty members and approximately 5 400 students majoring in 86 academic programs The college accounted for 32 percent of declared majors at Appalachian in 2014 15 Because the college is larg ely responsible for teaching courses in Appalachian s General Education curriculum it is heavily involved in the education of all students including those pursuing majors in other colleges The college accounted for 48 percent of the instruction provided at Appalachian

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/majors/id/political-science-american-politics (2016-02-17)
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  • Appalachian State University / Political Science (BS) - International and Comparative Politics
    to preparing me for graduate studies Amanda Edgell 08 doctoral student at University of Florida Faculty Profile Dr Renee Scherlen What I enjoy most about teaching is the opportunity to share new ideas as well as develop critical thinking skills Dr Renee Scherlen professor and faculty advisor to the International Relations Association Meet more faculty Courses Program of Study Four Year Guide NCCC Transfer Four Year Guide Related Programs Political Science BA Political Science BS American Politics Political Science BS Pre Professional Legal Studies Political Science BS Public Administration Minors A minor is required Popular minors include Business A foreign language Sociology Sustainable Development History View all minors Engagement Outside the Classroom International Relations Association a student organization dedicated to the appreciation and increased understanding of world events and international organizations The club participates extensively in Model United Nation activities hosting events as well as traveling to different cities as Model UN delegations Global Learning Appalachian is committed to introducing students to different cultures and teaching them how to live and interact in a global society Admission Requirements There are no admission requirements beyond admission to Appalachian State University Apply Visit Info Why Appalachian Internships and participation in international and domestic politics are encouraged so students gain practical and real world political experience Students can earn up to 9 credit hours completing an internship Students with a 3 4 GPA or higher have the opportunity to participate in Appalachian s Accelerated Admission from Baccalaureate to Master s Program The Department of Government and Justice Studies includes more than 30 tenure track faculty with PhDs in Political Science Public Administration and Criminal Justice This gives students the opportunity to study under professors with an array of expertise The department offers a variety of study away courses which allow students to earn course credits while engaging in real world politics Recent study away destinations include Raleigh N C Washington D C the Iowa caucuses Cuba and Jordan Scholarships are available through the department Method of Delivery On campus only Careers Advocate Community Relations Director Congressional Aide University Professor Environmental Policy Analyst FBI CIA Agent Foreign Correspondent Foreign Service Officer Government Intelligence Analyst Legislative Analyst Lobbyist Media Analyst Newspaper Magazine Journalist Peace Corps Vista Worker Public Administrator Manager Public Relations Specialist Research Analyst Interest Group Director View more career possibilities Contacts College of Arts and Sciences Department of Government and Justice Studies Dr Phillip Ardoin Department Chair 828 262 7187 ardoinpj appstate edu Department of Government and Justice Studies The Department of Government and Justice Studies prepares graduates to critically observe analyze and understand a complex world It offers programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels College of Arts and Sciences Appalachian s largest college The College of Arts and Sciences has more than 500 faculty members and approximately 5 400 students majoring in 86 academic programs The college accounted for 32 percent of declared majors at Appalachian in 2014 15 Because the college is larg ely responsible for teaching courses in

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  • Appalachian State University / Political Science (BS) - Pre-Professional Legal Studies
    and Public Affairs Law and Society Students must also complete a minimum of 21 hours of political science electives chosen in consultation with an advisor and a minimum of 30 semester hours of legal studies concentration courses including Basic statistics The legal environment of Business Criminal law Communication law Literature and law Writing and law Program of Study Four Year Guide NCCC Transfer Four Year Guide Related Programs Political Science BA Political Science BS American Politics Political Science BS International and Comparative Politics Political Science BS Public Administration Minors A minor is optional Popular choices include Accounting Philosophy History Communication View all minors Engagement Outside the Classroom Pi Alpha Delta Appalachian s chapter of the international law fraternity through which pre law students can meet and network with their peers and faculty American Criminal Justice Association Lambda Alpha Epsilon a chapter of the national organization that is dedicated to acknowledging academic achievement in criminal justice and networking between members American Correctional Association The Appalachian Students Chapter of the American Correctional Association works to educate the community about the justice system Global Learning Appalachian is committed to introducing students to different cultures and teaching them how to live and interact in a global society In this major past faculty led study abroad locations included Cuba and Eastern Europe Admission Requirements There are no admission requirements beyond admission to Appalachian State University Apply Visit Info Why Appalachian You will have the opportunity to take classes with faculty in the Department of Government and Justice Studies who have expertise in pre professional legal studies American politics criminal justice and public administration Students are prepared for the LSAT and law school admissions through a diverse range of required courses and electives Scholarships are available through the department Internships with law firms and legal organizations at the state and local level are encouraged so students can gain practical and real world legal experience Students can earn up to 9 credit hours completing an internship Students with a 3 4 GPA or higher have the opportunity to participate in Appalachian s Accelerated Admission from Baccalaureate to Master s Program The department offers a variety of study away courses which allow students to earn course credits while engaging in real world politics Recent study away destinations include Raleigh N C Washington D C the Iowa caucuses Cuba and Jordan Method of Delivery On campus only Careers Attorney Congressional Aide Consumer Advocate Environmental Policy Analyst FBI CIA Agent Law Enforcement Officer Legal Assistant Legislative Analyst Lobbyist Paralegal View more career possibilities Contacts College of Arts and Sciences Department of Government and Justice Studies Dr Phillip Ardoin Department Chair 828 262 7187 ardoinpj appstate edu Department of Government and Justice Studies The Department of Government and Justice Studies prepares graduates to critically observe analyze and understand a complex world It offers programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels College of Arts and Sciences Appalachian s largest college The College of Arts and Sciences has more than 500 faculty

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  • Appalachian State University / Political Science (BS) - Public Administration
    of business and politics Courses Students are required to complete 20 hours of core political science classes 15 hours of either public management or town administrator city county management courses and 30 hours of concentration courses Concentration courses vary depending on the track that a student chooses General public administration concentration electives include Accounting Criminal justice Communications Economics Finance Geology Management Sociology Program of Study Four Year Guide NCCC Transfer Four Year Guide Related Programs Political Science BA Political Science BS American Politics Political Science BS International and Comparative Politics Political Science BS Pre Professional Legal Studies Minors A minor is not required View all minors Engagement Outside the Classroom The Student Planners Association SPA and the Appalachian Geographical Society are student run university recognized organizations consisting of students interested in fellowship outings fun and learning more about these professional fields Global Learning Appalachian is committed to introducing students to different cultures and teaching them how to live and interact in a global society Admission Requirements There are no admission requirements beyond admission to Appalachian State University Apply Visit Info Why Appalachian Students in the Public Administration track are required to complete an internship Student are provided assistance in finding internships through the department s internship director and the department s extensive and active alumni Public Administration students are required to take classes in the Department of Geography and Planning offering an interdisciplinary approach to their education Students with a 3 4 GPA or higher have the opportunity to participate in Appalachian s Accelerated Admission from Baccalaureate to Master s Program The Department of Government and Justice Studies includes more than 30 tenure track faculty with PhDs in Political Science Public Administration and Criminal Justice This gives students the opportunity to study under professors with an array of expertise The department offers a variety of study away courses which allow students to earn course credits while engaging in real world politics Recent study away destinations include Raleigh N C Washington D C the Iowa caucuses Cuba and Jordan Scholarships are available through the department Method of Delivery On campus only Careers City Manager Community Relations Director Congressional Aide Legislative Analyst Lobbyist Public Administrator Manager Public Relations Specialist Social Services Administrator Interest Group Director Urban Regional Planner View more career possibilities Contacts College of Arts and Sciences Department of Government and Justice Studies Dr Phillip Ardoin Chair 828 262 7187 ardoinpj appstate edu Department of Government and Justice Studies The Department of Government and Justice Studies prepares graduates to critically observe analyze and understand a complex world It offers programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels College of Arts and Sciences Appalachian s largest college The College of Arts and Sciences has more than 500 faculty members and approximately 5 400 students majoring in 86 academic programs The college accounted for 32 percent of declared majors at Appalachian in 2014 15 Because the college is larg ely responsible for teaching courses in Appalachian s General Education curriculum it is heavily

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  • Appalachian State University / Psychology (BA)
    courses Applied psychology 6 credit hours of classes that cover specific aspects of psychology application including educational organizational and behavioral psychology Capstone course 3 hours Psychology Electives 6 hours Science Math requirements 15 hours of math and science courses Program of Study Four Year Guide NCCC Transfer Four Year Guide Related Programs Psychology BS Business Psychology BS Health Studies Psychology BS Human Services Psychology BS Natural Science Psychology BS Social Science Minors A minor is required Popular choices include Foreign Language Criminal Justice English Sociology Statistics View all minors Engagement Outside the Classroom Appalachian State University Chapter of Psi Chi A chapter of the national honor society in psychology sponsored by the American Psychological Association APA It is open to students who complete 9 hours of psychology course and meet a cumulative GPA requirements Students in the department are involved with research presentation days and competitions through the Council on Undergraduate Research including the National Conference on Undergraduate Research Southeastern Psychological Association a regional psychological association affiliated with the American Psychological Association APA Global Learning Appalachian is committed to introducing students to different cultures and teaching them how to live and interact in a global society Along with faculty led study abroad programs the Department of Psychology offers a study abroad program through Keele University in England Admission Requirements Must complete at least 30 credit hours of Appalachian course work and complete freshman and sophomore English in order to be admitted into the major Apply Visit Info Why Appalachian Students at both the undergraduate and graduate level participate in research with faculty on a volunteer basis or for academic credit Each semester approximately 70 100 students participate in research per semester The Department of Psychology offers four graduate degrees in clinical school experimental psychology and industrial organizational human resources management Students are encouraged to pursue an internship with the help of the department s internship coordinator Scholarships are available through the department Number of Students Approximately 900 undergraduates in the Department of Psychology Method of Delivery On campus only Careers College Student Affairs Administrator Community and Social Service Worker Community Relations Corrections Officer Correctional Caseworker Counselor Crisis Intervention Counselor Customer Service Manager Employment Recruiter Health Educator Sales Representative Wage Benefits Analyst View more career possibilities Careers in Psychology American Psychological Association Contacts College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology James Denniston Chair dennistonjc appstate edu 828 262 2272 x402 Department of Psychology The Department of Psychology promotes understanding of the science of psychology It seeks to prepare undergraduate students with transferable skills and knowledge of the discipline of psychology and train graduate students as professionals in the scientist practitioner model as well as for more advanced study College of Arts and Sciences Appalachian s largest college The College of Arts and Sciences has more than 500 faculty members and approximately 5 400 students majoring in 86 academic programs The college accounted for 32 percent of declared majors at Appalachian in 2014 15 Because the college is larg ely responsible

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