Natural Science 5-12

The Natural Science major is a dual licensure program, including both a grades 5-8 science license and a grades 9-12 license in physics, chemistry, or biology. Students choose a major in Physics, Chemistry or Biology and complete additional courses to attain licensure in General Science, grades 5-8. Students pursuing licensure must also complete a minor in Secondary Education.

Physics Track

Content (Core) Courses

  • PHYS 191 Foundations of Physics I (4)
  • PHYS 200 Foundations of Physics II (4)
  • PHYS 211 Foundations of Physics III (4)
  • PHYS 320 Modern Physics (4)
  • PHYS 332 Intermediate Physics Lab (1)
  • MATH 119 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 120 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 239 Linear Algebra (4)
  • MATH 337 Differential Equations (4)
  • BIOL 101 Foundations of Biology (4)
  • BIOL 201 Evolution in Action (4)
  • CHEM 125 Introduction to Chemical Structures and Properties (4)
  • PHYS 105 Physics for Life Sciences I (4)
  • PHYS 106 Physics for Life Sciences II (4)
  • EDUC 278 Multidisciplinary Science for Mid-Level Educators (4)

Chemistry Track

Content (Core) Courses

  • CHEM 125 Introduction to Chemical Structures and Properties (4)
  • CHEM 250 Reactivity I (4)
  • CHEM 251 Reactivity II (4)
  • CHEM 255 Macro Chemical Analysis (4)
  • CHEM 315 Reactivity III (4)
  • CHEM 201 Purification/Separation Lab I (0-1)
  • CHEM 202 Purification/Chromatography Lab II (0-1)
  • CHEM 203 Synthesis Lab (0-1)
  • CHEM 205 Chemical Measurement Lab (0-1)
  • 8 Additional upper dividion CHEM credits
  • BIOL 101 Foundations of Biology (4)
  • BIOL 201 Evolution in Action (4)
  • CHEM 125 Introduction to Chemical Structures and Properties (4)
  • CHEM 201 Purification/Separation Lab (0-1)
  • CHEM 255 Macro Chemical Analysis (4)
  • EDUC 278 Multidisciplinary Science for Mid-Level Educators (4)

Biology Track

Content (Core) Courses

  • BIOL 101 Foundations of Biology (4)
  • BIOL 201 Intermediate Cell Biology and Genetics (4)
  • BIOL 202 Evolution in Action (4)
  • BIOL 316 General Genetics (4)
  • BIOL 339 Evolution (4)
  • Choose one course from the following:
  • BIOL 305 Invertebrae Zoology (4)
  • BIOL 302 Fungal Diversity (4)
  • BIOL 307 Biology of Microorganisms (4)
  • Choose one course from the following:
    • BIOL 323 Animal Physiology (4)
    • BIOL 327 Plant Physiology (4)
  • Choose one course from the following:
    • BIOL 334 General Ecology (4)
    • BIOL 336 Behavioral Ecology (4)
    • BIOL 337 Aquatic Ecology (4)
  • CHEM 125 Introduction to Chemical Structures and Properties (4)
  • CHEM 201 Purification/Separation Lab (0-1)
  • CHEM 255 Macro Chemical Analysis (4)
  • PHYS 105 Physics for Life Sciences I (4)
  • PHYS 106 Physics for Life Sciences II (4)
  • EDUC 278 Multidisciplinary Science for Mid-Level Educators (4)

Foundational (Education) Courses

  • EDUC 111 Introduction to Teaching and Learning in a Diverse World (4)
  • EDUC 109 Chemical Use and Abuse (1)
  • EDUC 203 Human Growth and Development (4)
  • EDUC 213 Clinical Experiences 5/8/K-12 Diversity Immersion (1-2)
  • EDUC 305 Human Exceptionalities (1)
  • EDUC 310 Educational Psychology (4)
  • EDUC 352 Teaching Reading in the Middle/Secondary Classroom
  • EDUC 355 Science Pedagogy 9-12 (4)
  • EDUC 358 Mid-Level Pedagogy: Science (4)
  • EDUC 359 Issues in Education (1)
  • EDUC 390 Ethics in Human Relations
  • EDUC 362 Student Teaching 5-12 (16)

Last Updated 7/2/2018