Science Education, B.S.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Science (Teacher Licensure)

Core Courses for Science Teaching in Grades 5-8

BIOL 1210 Introductory Biology:  Botany 94 credits)
BIOL 1220 Introductory Biology:  Zoology (4 credits)
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I or CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)
CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II (4 credits) or CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II (4 credits)
GEOL 1110 Physical Geology (4 credits) or GEOL 1120 Historical Geology (4 credits)
PHYS 1101 General Physics I (4 credits) or PHYS 2101 Physics I (5 credits)
SCI 3100 Integrative Science for Teachers (4 credits)
SCI 3450 Science Methods for Grades 5-8 (4 credits)
Science Teaching Core Subtotal    32-33 Credits

Required Professional Education Core    33 credits

Physics Specialty
MATH 2471 Calculus I (5 credits)
PHYS 2102 Physics II (5 credits)
PHYS 2500 Electronics I 94 credits)
PHYS 3600 Modern Physics (4 credits)
PHYS 4580 Optics or other approved elective (4 credits)
PHYS 4980 Research (3 credits)

Select the following from the Physics options in the core:
PHYS 2101 Physic I (5 credits)
Physics Specialty Subtotal    25 Credits
Total Semester Credits Required for Major:    90-91 Credits

A Total of 128 Semester Credits is Required for a Bachelor’s Degree

Suggested Schedule for Major in Science (Teacher Licensure)

Freshman
MATH 2471 Calculus I (with sufficiently high score on Math Placement Exam)
MATH 2472 Calculus II (recommended but not required)
PHYS 2101 Physics I (with sufficiently high score on Math Placement Exam)
PHYS 2102 Physics II
Liberal Education requirements

Sophomore
PHYS 2500 Electronics I
PHYS 3600 Modern Physics
Required Biology, Chemistry or Geology core courses
Liberal Education requirements

Junior
PHYS 4580 Optics or other approved elective
PHYS 4980 Research
Required Biology, Chemistry or Geology core courses
Liberal Education requirements

Senior
Physics courses not completed previously
SCI 3100 Integrative Science for Teachers
SCI 3450 Science Methods for Grades 5-8
Liberal Education requirements
Complete Professional Education requirements