The broad field science comprehensive major (along with an early adolescence-adolescence education program) is designed to prepare students for early adolescence-adolescence certification in broad field science and upper-level certification in the areas of concentration.

The requirements for an interdepartmental broad field science major include:

A foundation of required courses from each of the five science areas

Students must complete a one-semester survey course or a two-semester sequence in each of the 5 science disciplines listed below.

Each student must complete the two semester sequence in at least two of the disciplines. If only one course is taken in a discipline, it must be the one-semester survey course.

Biology
BIOLOGY 1150General Biology5-10
or BIOLOGY 1650
BIOLOGY 1750
The Unity of Life
and The Diversity of Life
Chemistry
CHEMSTRY 1050/1450Survey of General Chemistry5-8
or CHEMSTRY 1140
CHEMSTRY 1240
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
Space Science
PHSC 1340Introductory Astronomy:Stars and Galaxies3
PHSC 1310Introductory Astronomy Lab1
Earth Science
Select one of the following options:4-8
Option 1:
Planet Earth
Option 2:
Weather and Climate
Physical Geology
Global Landforms
Physics
Select one of the following options:5-10
Option 1:
Principles of Physics
Option 2:
Select one of the following sequences:
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics II
General Physics I
and General Physics II
Concentration, Major, or Minor
Select approved concentrations in two of the science areas (described below) or select one minor in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics or complete a second major in Biology or Chemistry.14-17
Science Electives
Select science electives for a total of 60 science credits. All courses accepted toward a concentration or a science major/minor count.
Other Courses
MATH 2530Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry3-5
or MATH 2450 Precalculus
MATH 1830Elementary Statistics3-4
or MATH 2640 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
GEOGRPHY 3330Environmental Conservation3
PHLSPHY 2540Science, Technology, and Ethics (recommended)3
Total Credits49-72

Approved Concentrations

Biology Concentration

BIOLOGY 1650
BIOLOGY 1750
The Unity of Life
and The Diversity of Life
10
BIOLOGY 3450Ecology and Evolution3
BIOLOGY 2340Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOLOGY 3330Genetics3
Total Credits20

Chemistry Concentration

CHEMSTRY 1140
CHEMSTRY 1240
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
8
CHEMSTRY 2150Quantitative Analysis4
CHEMSTRY 3540Organic Chemistry Lecture4
CHEMSTRY 3510Organic Chemistry Laboratory1
Total Credits17

Earth and Space Science Concentration

PHSC 1310
PHSC 1340
Introductory Astronomy Lab
and Introductory Astronomy:Stars and Galaxies
4
GEOGRPHY 1240Weather and Climate4
GEOLOGY 1140Physical Geology4
GEOLOGY 1240Historical Geology4
or GEOGRPHY 1140 Global Landforms
GEOLOGY 3430Hydrogeology3
Total Credits19

Physics Concentration

Select one of the following options:8-10
Option 1:
General Physics I
and General Physics II
Option 2:
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics II
MATH 2640Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
PHYSICS 1900The Physics of Einstein and Beyond4
or PHYSICS 3140 Modern Physics
INDUSTDY 3260Semiconductors3
or GENENG 2930 Applications of Electrical Engineering
Total Credits19-21