Earth Sciences, B.S. (certifiable for secondary teaching)

Major Requirements (34 credits)

Earth Science Core (27-28 credits)

GSCI 121The Dynamic Earth

3

or

GSCI 131Environmental Geoscience

3

 

GSCI 125The Dynamic Earth Laboratory

1

or

GSCI 135Environmental Geoscience Laboratory

1

 

GSCI 141Earth and Life History

3

GSCI 145Earth and Life History Laboratory

1

GSCI 129Introduction to Meteorology

4

AST 208Planetary Astronomy

4

AST 209Stellar and Galactic Astronomy

4

In addition the following is required:

AST 278 Observational Astronomy - 4 credits

Or

GSCI 290 Field Methods in Geology - 3 credits

and 6 to 7 credits of GSCI/AST electives at 300-level or above to reach 34 credits as approved by the faculty advisor.

Science Related Requirements (19 credits)
CHEM 161General Chemistry

3

CHEM 162General Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 260Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHEM 201Foundations of Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

1

PHYS 121General Physics I

4

PHYS 122General Physics II

4

SCI 420History and Nature of Science

3

Math Requirements (7 credits)
STAT 104Elementary Statistics

3

MATH 152Calculus I

4

Related Requirements
HIST 161American History to 1877

3

or

HIST 162American History from 1877 to Present

3

PSY 236Life-Span Development

3

EDF 215: This course may be double counted in general education, study area 3

Professional Education (27 credits)

EDTE 316Principles of Learning in Diverse Settings (Secondary)

4

SPED 315Introduction to Educating Learners with Exceptionalities

3

EDSC 425Multicultural, Interdisciplinary Teaching at the Secondary Level

3

EDSC 435Secondary Education Student Teaching

9

RDG 440Literacy in the Secondary School

3

SCI 417Teaching of Science in the Secondary School

4

SCI 419Student Teaching Seminar

1

Total Credit Hours: 120