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Planning Your Secondary Program

Integrated Science Major

The program for the regular integrated science major, plus a minor in a science discipline (listed subsequent to this one), is the recommended major for most students.

[* Fall only ** Spring only ++ Interim]

  • BIOL 123-The Living World: Concepts and Connections (4 credits)
  • ** BIOL 224-Cellular and Genetic Systems (4 credits)
  • * BIOL 225-Ecological and Evolutionary Systems (4 credits)
  • * CHEM 103-General Chemistry (4 credits)
  • ** CHEM 104-General Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • * CHEM 253-Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (5 credits)
  • GEOL 120-Earth Systems OR GEOL151 Montana Big Sky Geology OR GEOL 112-Earth Science for Educators (4 credits)
  • ** GEOL 152-Historical Geology OR *GEOL 230 – Discovery of Pre-History (4 credits)
  • ASTR 110-Planets, Stars and Galaxies
    ** OR ASTR 111- The Solar System
    ** OR ASTR 211- Planetary and Stellar Astronomy (4 credits)
  • * PHYS 221-General Physics OR PHYS 133-Introductory Physics: Mechanics and Gravity (4 credits)
  • ** PHYS 222-General Physics OR PHYS 235-Introductory Physics: Electricity and Magnetism (4 credits)
  • ** PHYS 134-Matter, Space and Energy (4 credits)
  • ++SCES 214-Communication and Learning in the Natural Sciences (3 credits)
  • ** SCES 314-Integration Methods and Pedagogies for Secondary Science Teachers (alternate years) (2 credits)
  • * SCES 359- Seminar in Secondary Teaching of Integrated Science (3 credits)
  • A total of at least two semesters of any combination of the following courses (two semesters of enrollment in the same course is also allowed):
    • BIOL 295- Biology Seminar (0 credits)
    • CHEM 295- Chemistry Seminar (0 credits)
    • PHYS 195- Physics and Astronomy Student Seminar (0 credits)
  • COGNATES:
    • MATH 132- Calculus for Management, Life, and Social Studies
      OR MATH 161- Differential and Integral Calculus (4 credits)

    TOTAL = 61 credits

Programs for secondary science minors

An integrated science major requires a science minor.

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