Bachelor of Science with a Major in Science with Grades 7-12 Certification (BS)

Hours Required

A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation" section of this catalog.


[University Core Curriculum]
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
MATH 1342Introductory Statistics3
Select 1 SCH excess from core1
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I-Lab (taken as part of the core)
General Chemistry I (taken as part of the core)
GEOL 1303
GEOL 1103
Intro to Physical Geology
and Intro to Physical Geology Lab
Life Science
Select 4 SCH from the following:4
Principles of Biology II-Lab
and Principles of Biology II
Principles of Biology III
General Microbiology
BIOL 3406Evolution4
BIOL 3410Ecology4
BIOL 3412Cell Biology4
BIOL 3413Intro to Genetics4
Physical Science
PHYS 1301
PHYS 1101
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
PHYS 1302
PHYS 1102
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
Chemical Science
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I-Lab1
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II4
CHEM 2423Organic Chemistry I4
Additional Requirement
Select 4 SCH from any advanced BIOL, CHEM, GEOL4
Professional Education Core
EDCI 1102Intro to Teaching Profession1
EDCI 2224Cultural Foundations of Ed2
EDCI 3200Survey of Content Know & Exper2
EDCI 3301Assessment for Instruc Design3
EDCI 3302Teaching Eng Lang Learners3
EDCI 3315Impl Eff Inst Strat Div Lrnrs3
EDCI 4310Engaging Learners3
EDCI 4693Clinical Teaching6
EDSE 4350Inc Pract Ch&Yth W/Disablts3
Support Area
EDRD 3320Content Reading3
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements, meeting all course prerequisites, and writing intensive course (WIN) requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 1306 Principles of Biology I 3
BIOL 1106 Principles of Biology I-Lab 1
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I-Lab 1
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
UNIV 1201 Learn a Global Context I 2
 Semester Credit Hours19
BIOL - Biology Elective 4
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4
EDCI 1102 Intro to Teaching Profession 1
MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus 4
UNIV 1302 Signature Course 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry I 4
EDCI 2224 Cultural Foundations of Ed 2
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
PHYS 1301 General Physics I 3
PHYS 1101 General Physics I Lab 1
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth&Development 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
MATH 1342 Introductory Statistics 3
PHYS 1302 General Physics II 3
PHYS 1102 General Physics II Lab 1
EDCI 3200 Survey of Content Know & Exper 2
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
BIOL 3413 Intro to Genetics 4
EDCI 3301 Assessment for Instruc Design 3
EDCI 3302 Teaching Eng Lang Learners 3
GEOL 1303 Intro to Physical Geology 3
GEOL 1103 Intro to Physical Geology Lab 1
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
BIOL 3410 Ecology 4
BIOL 3412 Cell Biology 4
EDRD 3320 Content Reading 3
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
BIOL 3406 Evolution 4
EDCI 3315 Impl Eff Inst Strat Div Lrnrs 3
EDCI 4310 Engaging Learners 3
Science Elective 4
 Semester Credit Hours14
EDCI 4693 Clinical Teaching 6
EDSE 4350 Inc Pract Ch&Yth W/Disablts 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Students must apply for admission to the College of Education while enrolled in EDCI 3200.

Students are admitted to student teaching only after passing the certification exam to teach secondary science.

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.