Concentration in General Science

Advisers for Concentration in General Science

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The requirements for early childhood education teacher (birth-grade 2) are described under the Department of Early Childhood and Art Education in the Undergraduate Bulletin. The requirements for childhood education teacher (grades 1-6) programs are described under the Department of Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education in the Undergraduate Bulletin. Students who major in either of these programs and who elect a concentration in general science must complete a program of 30 credits in general science and one of the following departments: biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, physics. A grade of C or higher is required in each course.
Concentration requirements (30 credits):
General Science 3050 and 5050 or at least one additional course in science numbered 3000 or above and additional credits in science as described below:
At least three credits from each and at least 9 credits in one of the following strands:
Biology: Core Curriculum [1321] or Biology 1010, Core Curriculum 3307; General Science 2020, 2030; Health and Nutrition Sciences 2300, 2301; Anthropology 3440; PEES 3271; or any course in biology.
Chemistry: Core Curriculum [1322] or Chemistry 1007, General Science 2020, 2050; Environmental Studies 1001; or any course in chemistry.
Earth and environmental science: Core Curriculum [1332] or Earth and Environmental Sciences 1010, Core Curriculum 3302, 3304, 3309, 3311; General Science 2030, 2040, 2050; or any course in geology or earth and environmental science.
Physics: Core Curriculum [1331] or Physics 1005, Core Curriculum 3301, 3302, 3303, 3308; General Science 2040, 2010; or any course in physics.
Core Curriculum 3310, 3305, and 3306 may be used to satisfy program requirements. New Core Curriculum courses numbered 3300-3399, as developed and offered, may also be used to satisfy program requirements.
The course of study must include at least one of the following courses: General Science 2040, 2010, 2020, 2030, 2050.

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