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Academics: Integrated Science Studies

Integrated science studies major – secondary education

This major provides the flexibility to teach any science course at a middle school or high school. While it does not go to the depth of a major in any one subject, it provides breadth in all the sciences. This major prepares you to teach all of the sciences which may be a real advantage in smaller school systems.

In addition to this major, you must also complete a minor in one of the four science disciplines (biology, chemistry, earth/space science, or physics). The example for a major with a biology minor is shown below:

Required courses

teaching science123 The Living World: Concepts and Connections
224 Cellular and Genetic Systems
225 Ecological and Evolutionary Systems
Chemistry 103
Chemistry 253
Geology 112, 120 or 151
Geology 152 or Geology 230
Astronomy 110, 111, or 211
Physics 221
Physics 222
Physics 134
SCES 214
SCES 314
SCES 359 (concurrently with EDUC 346)
A total of at least two semesters of any combination of the following courses. (Two semesters of enrollment in one of these seminar courses is allowed.) Biology 295, Chemistry 295, or Physics 195.


Math 132 or 161

Integrated science studies minor – elementary education

If you are in the elementary education program and would like a science minor, a minimum of 26 semester hours of science is required and includes the following courses:teaching in the greenhouse

Biology 112
Chemistry 101
Geology 112, 120, or 151
Physics 212
SCES 112
SCES 313 or SCES 312
An advisor-approved elective in science

Integrated science studies major – elementary education

If you are in the elementary education program and would like a science major, all the courses prescribed for the elementary education minor are required, plus the following:

Astronomy 110 or 211
Biology 115
A second advisor-approved elective in science