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Science Teacher Education Course Requirements by Major

Core Classes (30 hrs)

 
Course # Name Hours
BIOL 241       College Biology I/Organization of Life                  4
BIOL 242 College Biology II/ Diversity of Life 4
BIOL 243 College Biology III/ Processes of Life 4
BIOL 252 Modeling the Systems of Life 4
BIOL 356 Genetics 4
Choose 1

BIOL 364: Microbiology and Immunology
or
BIOL 362: Cell and Developmental

4

4
BIOL 3XX Any 300 level Biology lab course 4
BIOL 494 The Integrated Biologist

Required Supporting Courses (20 hrs)

CHEM 231 &
232
General Chemistry I & II 8
CHEM 241 Principles of Organic Chemistry 4
Choose 1 GEOL 201, GEOL 211, GEOL 221,
ASTR 305, PHYS 221, or ENVR 221
4
SCI 325 Methods of Middle School
Teaching (FALL ONLY)
2
SCI 321 Methods of High School
Teaching  (SPRING ONLY)
2

50 Credit Hours

 

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Core Classes (28)

Course Description Hours
CHEM 231 General Chemistry I Fall 4
CHEM 232 General Chemistry II Spring
CHEM 236 Inorganic Chemistry Spring 4
CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry I Fall 4
CHEM 342 Organic Chemistry II Spring 4
CHEM 355 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Fall 2
CHEM 371 Physical Chemistry I Fall
CHEM 494 Chemistry in Context Fall 2
Math (4)
MATH 231 Calculus 1 4
 

Required Supporting Courses (20)

PHYS 221 OR  231 Introductory Physics I Fall 4
PHYS 222 OR 232 Introductory Physics II Spring 4
BIOL 461 General Biochemistry* 2
CHOOSE 1 ENVR 221, ASTR 305, OR GEOL 221 4
SCI 325 Middle School Science Methods Fall 2
SCI 321 High School Science Methods Spring

52 Credit Hours 

 

CHEM 294 Chemistry Colloquium (2 hrs) is highly recommended during your Sophomore year- 1 credit per semester.

* BIO 461 Biochemistry is the same course as CHEM 461 but you must register for the BIOLOGY course number for licensing purposes.

Geology Courses (32) 

 
Course # Name Hours

GEOL 211 

OR

GEOL 221

OR

GEOL 201

Physical Geology

 

Physical Geology for Science Majors

 

 

4

 

4

 

4

GEOL 321 Earth History and Stratigraphy 4
GEOL 336 Process Geomorphology 4
GEOL 342 Fundamentals of Geochemistry (or equivalent) 2
GEOL 343 Fundamentals of Mineral Science 2
GEOL 344 General Petrology & Petrography 4
GEOL 412 Field Geology (Summer ONLY)[or equivalent] 6
GEOL 443 Structural Geology 4
GEOL 494 Geology (Seminar in Geology)
 

Supporting Courses (16)

PHYS 221 General Physics I 4
CHEM 236 Introductory Chemistry 4
BIOL 201 Principles of Biology 4

ASTRO 301 

OR

ASTRO 302

Planetary Astronomy

 

Stellar Astronomy

2

 

2

SCI 321 Science for Secondary Teachers 2

48 Credit Hours

Physics Courses (24)

 
Course # Name Hours
PHYS 231 Introductory Physics I Fall 4
PHYS 232 Introductory Physics II Spring 4
PHYS 294 Physics Seminar Spring 2
PHYS 334  Computer Modeling of Physical
Systems Fall
2
PHYS 351 Analog Electronics Fall 2
PHYS 341 Analytical Mechanics Fall 4
CHOOSE 1 PHYS 342, 344, or 359 4
PHYS 494 Physics Senior Seminar 2

Math Courses (16)

MATH 231   Calculus 1 4
MATH 232 Calculus 2 4
MATH 245 Linear Algebra 4
MATH 333 Differential Equations 4

Supporting Courses (16)

CHEM 231 General Chemistry I 4
ASTR 305 Astronomy 2
CHOOSE 1 BIOL 201 OR ENVR 221 4
SCI 325 Middle School Science Methods Fall 2
SCI 321  High School Science Methods Spring

56 Credit Hours

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