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Science Education, BS

The science education degree prepares and develops professionals in science education by offering classroom instruction and research opportunities in programs for students whose career goals are teaching science in the elementary, middle, and secondary schools, and in higher education. Undergraduate areas of preparation include the methods and processes of teaching the biological, physical, and earth sciences. Minimum degree requirement is of credit as follows:
1. Foundations curriculum and special requirements for certification including those listed below - 42 s.h.
(For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see )
  • BIOL 1100 - Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 1101 - Principles of Biology I Laboratory
  • GEOL 1500 - Dynamic Earth
  • GEOL 1501 - Dynamic Earth Laboratory
  • MATH 1065 - College Algebra
  • PSYC 1000 - Introductory Psychology
2. Teaching area concentration - 55 s.h.
(Choose one from the following.)
    Biology
    • BIOL 1200 - Principles of Biology II
    • BIOL 1201 - Principles of Biology II Laboratory
    • BIOL 2100 - Basic Laboratory Methods for Biotechnology
    • BIOL 2101 - Basic Laboratory Methods for Biotechnology Laboratory
    • BIOL 2110 - Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • BIOL 2111 - Fundamentals of Microbiology Laboratory
    • BIOL 2130 - Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy
    • BIOL 2131 - Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy Laboratory
    • BIOL 4050 - Comparative Anatomy
    • BIOL 4051 - Comparative Anatomy Laboratory
    • BIOL 2250 - Ecology
    • BIOL 2251 - Ecology Laboratory
    • BIOL 2300 - Principles of Genetics
    • BIOL 3230 - Field Botany
    • BIOL 3231 - Field Botany Laboratory
    • BIOL 3150 - Plant Biology
    • BIOL 3310 - Cellular Physiology
    • BIOL 3311 - Cellular Physiology Laboratory
    • BIOL 3620 - Biological Evolution
    • CHEM 1120 - Introduction to Chemistry for the Allied Health Sciences
    • CHEM 1121 - Basic General, Organic, and Biochemistry Laboratory I
    • CHEM 1130 - Organic and Biochemistry for the Allied Health Sciences
    • MATH 2121 - Calculus for the Life Sciences I
    • MATH 2122 - Calculus for the Life Sciences II
    • PHYS 1250 - General Physics
    • PHYS 1260 - General Physics
    • PHYS 1251 - General Physics Laboratory
    • SCIE 3604 - Investigations in Life and Environmental Science
    Chemistry
    • BIOL 1200 - Principles of Biology II
    • BIOL 1201 - Principles of Biology II Laboratory
    • CHEM 1150 - General Chemistry I
    • CHEM 1151 - General Chemistry Laboratory I
    • CHEM 1160 - General Chemistry II
    • CHEM 1161 - General Chemistry Laboratory II
    • CHEM 2250 - Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis
    • CHEM 2251 - Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis
    • CHEM 2750 - Organic Chemistry I
    • CHEM 2753 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
    • CHEM 2760 - Organic Chemistry II
    • CHEM 2763 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
    • CHEM 3450 - Elementary Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHEM 3451 - Elementary Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
    • CHEM 3850 - Introduction to Physical Chemistry
    • CHEM 3851 - Introduction to Physical Chemistry
    • MATH 2171 - Calculus I
    • MATH 2172 - Calculus II
    • PHYS 1250 - General Physics
    • PHYS 1260 - General Physics
    • SCIE 3350 - Descriptive Astronomy
    • SCIE 3351 - Descriptive Astronomy
    • SCIE 3602 - Investigations in Physical and Earth Science
    Earth Science
    • BIOL 1200 - Principles of Biology II
    • CHEM 1150 - General Chemistry I
    • CHEM 1151 - General Chemistry Laboratory I
    • CHEM 1160 - General Chemistry II
    • GEOL 1550 - Oceanography
    • GEOL 1700 - Environmental Geology
    • GEOL 1600 - Earth and Life Through Time
    • GEOL 3050 - Mineralogy and Petrology I
    • GEOL 3051 - Mineralogy and Petrology I Laboratory
    • GEOL 3200 - Introduction to Field Methods
    • GEOL 3250 - Introduction to Geomorphology
    • GEOL 3251 - Introduction to Geomorphology Laboratory
    • MATH 2121 - Calculus for the Life Sciences I
    • MATH 2122 - Calculus for the Life Sciences II
    • PHYS 1250 - General Physics
    • PHYS 1260 - General Physics
    • PHYS 1251 - General Physics Laboratory
    • SCIE 3350 - Descriptive Astronomy
    • SCIE 3351 - Descriptive Astronomy
    • SCIE 3360 - Physical Meteorology
    • SCIE 3361 - Physical Meteorology
    • SCIE 3602 - Investigations in Physical and Earth Science
    Physics
    • BIOL 1200 - Principles of Biology II
    • BIOL 1201 - Principles of Biology II Laboratory
    • CHEM 1150 - General Chemistry I
    • CHEM 1151 - General Chemistry Laboratory I
    • CHEM 1160 - General Chemistry II
    • CHEM 1161 - General Chemistry Laboratory II
    • MATH 2171 - Calculus I
    • MATH 2172 - Calculus II
    • PHYS 1251 - General Physics Laboratory
    • PHYS 1261 - General Physics Laboratory
    • PHYS 2350 - University Physics
    • PHYS 2360 - University Physics
    • PHYS 3716 - Advanced Physics Laboratory
    • PHYS 4120 - Thermodynamics
    • PHYS 4310 - Modern Optics
    • PHYS 4416 - Modern Physics I
    • PHYS 4417 - Modern Physics II
    • SCIE 3350 - Descriptive Astronomy
    • SCIE 3351 - Descriptive Astronomy
    • SCIE 3360 - Physical Meteorology
    • SCIE 3361 - Physical Meteorology
    • SCIE 3602 - Investigations in Physical and Earth Science
3. Specialty Area - 6 s.h.
  • SCIE 3323 - Introduction to Teaching in the High School Science Classroom
  • SCIE 4323 - The Teaching of Science in High School
4. Professional studies - 24-25 s.h.
  • EDUC 3200 - Foundations of American Education
  • EDUC 4400 - Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment
  • PSYC 4305 - Educational Psychology
  • READ 3990 - Teaching Reading in the Content Areas in the Secondary School
  • READ 5317 - Reading in the Junior and Senior High School
  • SCIE 2123 - Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher
  • SCIE 4030 - Technology in Science Teaching
  • SCIE 4324 - Internship in Science Education
  • SCIE 4325 - Internship Seminar: Issues in Science Education
  • SPED 4010 - Effective Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms
5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.