Minor in Science Education

College of the Sciences and Mathematics

Students must complete a minimum of six credits of advanced standing coursework in their minor.*

Courses are selected with the approval of the department chairperson.

Generalist Area9
The minor includes a 9-credit generalist area (courses from three of these six areas):
The Carbon Cycle
Electricity with Physical and Biological Applications
Basic Biological Science
General Biology I
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences
and General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Sciences
Introduction to Geology
General Physics I
Humans and the Environment
Humans and the Environment
Humans and the Environment
The Origin of Life and the Universe
Advanced Course Work6
Select 6 credits of advanced course work in these areas:
Introductory Microbiology
General Microbiology
General Botany
General Zoology
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry Lab
Field Geology
Historical Geology
Environmental Geochemistry
Geology of the Solar System
Introduction to Astronomy
Introduction to Oceanography
Introduction to Paleontology
Introduction to Meteorology
General Physics II
Science Education3
Select 3 credits of science education. Select one track below, depending on major:
EGP Track (for EGP Majors only)
Science Methods for Grades PK-4
MGP Track (for MGP Majors only)
Science Methods for Middle Level (4-8)
Community Track (for all other majors)
Science Education in the Secondary School
Total Minimum Credits Required18

*Advanced standing coursework is defined as any 300-level course or above and specific 200-level courses identified by the department.