Academic Catalog

Broad Field Science Teaching (Grades 4-12) Major (Comprehensive)


This major is designed to provide broad exposure to science content across disciplines of biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics. A minimum of 22 credits numbered at the 300 level or higher are required for this major.

62 or 60 total credits

Biology Courses
BIOL 130Principles of Biology I4.00
BIOL 132Principles of Biology II4.00
BIOL 340Ecology4.00
or BIOL 330 Genetics
Chemistry 1
CHEM 105General Chemistry I5.00
CHEM 106General Chemistry II4.00
Earth and Space Science
ENSC 100Environmental Science2.00
PHYS 100Astronomy4.00
GEOL 110The Dynamic Earth4.00
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
Chemistry of Natural Waters
Physics 2
PHYS 107Algebra-Based Physics I4.00
PHYS 108Algebra-Based Physics II4.00
MATH 113Algebra with Applications3.00
Select one of the options below:15.00-17.00
Option 1: Science Teaching Licensure (Grades 4-12)
Science Teaching Methods 3
Teaching Elementary/Middle School Science
Secondary Methods in Science Education
Teaching Experience Required Course
Student Teaching Residency
Option 2: Broad Field Science
Select 15 additional credits of courses in BIOL, CHEM, ENSC, GEOL, NSED, or PHYS at 300+ level. A capstone course must be included.
Total Hours60.00-63.00

CHEM 305 Quant Analysis Lecture & CHEM 306 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory - Quantitative Analysis Lecture & Lab is recommended.


PHYS 201 Calculus-Based Physics I can substitute for PHYS 107 Algebra-Based Physics IPHYS 202 Calculus-Based Physics II can substitute for PHYS 108 Algebra-Based Physics II.


Five credits required.

The Instruction Minor (22 credits) must be completed with Option 1

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