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This major is open only to students enrolled in the College of Education. Students who complete this major with licensure in grades 6 through 12 may be employed to teach:

  1. All science in grades 6 through 9 and general science including physical science in grades 10 through 12.
  2. Biology, chemistry or physics (area of minor).

Interested students should see the chairpersons of biology, chemistry or physics, their advisers and the College of Education’s director of undergraduate advising.

Broad Field Science Major

The Broad Field Science major consists of nine required common courses for broad field science (32 credit hours) and a minor for teaching certification in either biology, chemistry or physics which consists of an additional five to six courses (17-20 credit hours) for a total of 49-52 credit hours.

Required Courses for all Broad Field Science Majors:
Biology Courses:
BIOL 1001General Biology 13
BIOL 1002General Biology 23
BIOL 2001Principles of Biological Investigation3
Chemistry Courses:
CHEM 1001General Chemistry 14
CHEM 1002General Chemistry 24
CHEM 2111Organic Chemistry 14
or CHEM 2113 Organic Chemistry for Majors 1
Physics Courses:
PHYS 1001General Physics 14
or PHYS 1003 General Physics with Introductory Calculus 1
or PHYS 1013 Classical and Modern Physics with Calculus 1
PHYS 1002General Physics 24
or PHYS 1004 General Physics with Introductory Calculus 2
or PHYS 1014 Classical and Modern Physics with Calculus 2
PHYS 1009Earth and Environmental Physics3
Total Credit Hours32

In addition, Broad Field Science majors must complete an area of concentration in biology, chemistry or physics.

Biology minor for teaching certification requirements

Biology Courses:
BIOL 2201Genetics3
BIOL 4101Biochemistry and the Molecular Basis of Biology3
and one additional course in Biology:
BIOL 2301Cell Biology (recommended)3
Chemistry Courses:
CHEM 2112Organic Chemistry 24
or CHEM 2114 Organic Chemistry for Majors 2
MATH / COSC Course(s):
MATH 1410Calculus for the Biological Sciences3
or MATH 1450 Calculus 1
and one additional MATH or COSC course.2-4
Total Credit Hours18-20


Chemistry minor for teaching certification requirements

Chemistry Courses:
CHEM 2112Organic Chemistry 24
or CHEM 2114 Organic Chemistry for Majors 2
CHEM 3201Quantitative Analysis4
Biology Course:
BIOL 4101Biochemistry and the Molecular Basis of Biology3
MATH / COSC Course(s):
MATH 1410Calculus for the Biological Sciences3
or MATH 1450 Calculus 1
COSC 1000Introduction to Computer Science3
Total Credit Hours17


Physics minor for teaching certification requirements

Physics Courses:
PHYS 2004Modern Physics: Atoms, Particles, and Quanta3
PHYS 2005Modern Physics: The States of Matter3
MATH Courses:
MATH 1450Calculus 14
MATH 1451Calculus 24
MATH 2450Calculus 34
Total Credit Hours18

Science Major For Elementary/Middle Education

The Science major consists of nine required courses (30 credit hours) and two courses (6 credits) in electives chosen from the biology, chemistry or physics courses listed below for a total of 36 credit hours.

Required Courses:
ARSC Courses:
ARSC 1020Major Concepts in Modern Science 14
ARSC 1021Major Concepts in Modern Science 24
Biology Courses:
BIOL 1001General Biology 13
BIOL 1002General Biology 23
BIOL 2001Principles of Biological Investigation3
Chemistry Course:
CHEM 1001General Chemistry 14
Physics Courses:
PHYS 1007Survey of Meteorology3
PHYS 1008Astronomy and Space Physics3
PHYS 1009Earth and Environmental Physics3
Electives: 6 credits from the following:6
Biology Courses:
Plants, Pathogens and People
Cell Biology
Ecology
Animal Development
Chemistry Course:
General Chemistry 2
Physics Courses:
General Physics 1
General Physics 2
Total Credit Hours36