Sciences (SCI) Undergraduate Programs
224 ROBERT H. WICK SCIENCE BUILDING/(320) 308-3012
Also see College of Science and Engineering descriptions and requirements.
Science Education Committee:
Chair: Patricia Simpson
Members: Coverdale, Hoff, Kochmann, Krystyniak, Louisell, Minger, Pound, Scott-Halverson, Simpson
Bachelor of Science
Science Teaching - Life Science Emphasis (66)
This program provides the background required by State of Minnesota science-content and science education licensure standards for science teachers in grades 5-8 and life science teachers grades 9-12. All students interested in science teaching must complete both the 5-8 science teaching core and a 9-12 science content emphasis. The courses in this major result in a waiver of 9 credits in Area B (Natural Sciences) of the General Education distribution requirement. Students considering this major are encouraged to contact the science education adviser in the Department of Biological Sciences at the earliest opportunity. The upper division writing requirement is determined by the School of Education.
5-8 Science Teaching Core (43)
ASTR 106; BIOL 151, 152; CHEM 210, 211; AHS 205; PHYS 231, 232; SCI 420, 430, 440.
9-12 Life Science Teaching (23)
BIOL 202, 206, 212 or 214, 262, 312
Electives: 3 credits with prior adviser approval
Elementary Science Cognates:
Required by elementary licensure program:
Cognate I: BIOL 302, CHEM 302, AHS 302, SCI 420
Cognate II: SCI 434, 438; MATH 437
Completing Cognate I and II represents a minor in Science.
SCI 226, 227, 420; BIOL 151, 152; CHEM 140 or 210, 141 or 211; ASTR 106; AHS 104, 109.
For complete details and a listing of all Elementary cognates refer to the elementary licensure requirements listed in Teacher Education.