General Science: Specialization in Biology or Earth Sciences, B.S. (Certifiable for elementary education)

Requirements: 36 credits

For additional course requirements see the Elementary Education, B.S. Program requirements.

General Science Core (10-11 credits)

SCI 111Elementary Earth-Physical Sciences

3

CHEM 161General Chemistry

3

CHEM 162General Chemistry Laboratory

1

PHYS 111Introductory Physics I

3

or

PHYS 121General Physics I

4

Biology Specialization (20-22 credits)

 

Biology Core
BIO 121General Biology I

4

and

BIO 122General Biology II

4

and

BIO 200Integrative Biology

4

Biology Electives (at least 5 credits of 300 or 400 level BIO to reach 36 credits in the major)

Choose Earth Science Group A, B, or C (7-8 credits)

Group A
GSCI 129Introduction to Meteorology

4

AST 113The Cosmos

3

Group B
GSCI 121The Dynamic Earth

3

GSCI 125The Dynamic Earth Laboratory

1

GSCI 141Earth and Life History

3

GSCI 145Earth and Life History Laboratory

1

Group C
GSCI 131Environmental Geoscience

3

GSCI 135Environmental Geoscience Laboratory

1

GSCI 141Earth and Life History

3

GSCI 145Earth and Life History Laboratory

1

Earth Science Specialization

Earth Science Group A (15-16 credits)

GSCI 121The Dynamic Earth

3

and

GSCI 125The Dynamic Earth Laboratory

1

or

GSCI 131Environmental Geoscience

3

and

GSCI 135Environmental Geoscience Laboratory

1

GSCI 141Earth and Life History

3

GSCI 145Earth and Life History Laboratory

1

AST 113The Cosmos

3

GSCI 129Introduction to Meteorology

4

Earth Science Group B (16 credits)

GSCI 129Introduction to Meteorology

4

AST 208Planetary Astronomy

4

GSCI 141Earth and Life History

3

GSCI 145Earth and Life History Laboratory

1

GSCI 121The Dynamic Earth

3

and

GSCI 125The Dynamic Earth Laboratory

1

or

GSCI 131Environmental Geoscience

3

and

GSCI 135Environmental Geoscience Laboratory

1

Choose Biology Group A or B (6-8 credits)

Group A (6 credits)
BIO 211Concepts in Biology

3

BIO 111Introductory Biology

3

or

BIO 132Introductory Ecology

3

Group B (8 credits)
BIO 121General Biology I

4

BIO 122General Biology II

4

GSCI/AST Electives at the 200-400 level to reach 36 credits

Total Credit Hours: 36