Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Bulletin: 2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin Program: Science Teaching Major, B.A./B.S. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Science Teaching Major, B.A./B.S.

Students who wish to prepare for careers as science teachers at the secondary school level may choose the science teaching major. This major is designed to meet the Indiana requirements for teaching licensure in one of the following areas: biology (life sciences), earth/space sciences, chemistry, and physics. In addition to completing the science teaching major requirements, students must complete the secondary education minor to pursue a teaching license.

Teaching Major Grade & GPA Requirement

Students completing a teaching major must earn at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA, a 2.75 major GPA, and a grade of C or better in all courses applied toward degree requirements.

Science Content Area

Students must choose of one of the following science content areas within the science teaching major.

Chemistry (non-ACS, 65-66 credit hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
CHEM 261 - General Chemistry I

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
CHEM 262 - General Chemistry II

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
CHEM 353 - Organic Chemistry I
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
CHEM 354 - Organic Chemistry II
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
CHEM 321 - Quantitative Analysis
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 4
CHEM 421 - Instrumental Analysis
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 4
CHEM 441 - Inorganic Chemistry
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 4
CHEM 461 - Physical Chemistry I
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 4
CHEM 218 - Chemistry Seminar I

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience -Writing (CHEM 218, CHEM 318, and CHEM 418 must be all completed for Core 39 credit as EEW)


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 1
CHEM 318 - Chemistry Seminar II

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience -Writing (CHEM 218, CHEM 318, and CHEM 418 must be all completed for Core 39 credit as EEW)


Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 1
CHEM 418 - Chemistry Seminar III

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience -Writing (CHEM 218, CHEM 318, and CHEM 418 must be all completed for Core 39 credit as EEW)


Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 1
CHEM 499 - Introduction to Research (a total of 2 credit hours required)
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 1-2

 

Choose one course from the following:

CHEM 341 - Environmental Chemistry
Term(s) Offered: Fall, odd-numbered years.
Credits: 3
CHEM 451 - Polymer Chemistry
Term(s) Offered: Spring, odd-numbered years.
Credits: 4
CHEM 453 - Advanced Organic Chemistry & Medicinal Chemistry
Term(s) Offered: Spring, even-numbered years.
Credits: 4
CHEM 462 - Physical Chemistry II
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 4

Other required courses include

MATH 230 - Calculus I

USI Core 39: Foundations-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
MATH 235 - Calculus II
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
PHYS 205 - Intermediate Physics I and PHYS 205L Intermediate Physics I Laboratory Credits: 0

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 5
PHYS 206 - Intermediate Physics II and PHYS 206L Intermediate Physics II Laboratory Credits: 0

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 5
BIOL 108 - Biology for Educators

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 2
GEOL 108 - Earth-Space Science for Educators

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 2
EDUC 396 - Teaching Science in Grades 5-12
Term(s) Offered: Fall, even-numbered years
Credits: 3

Students may elect to choose a Chemistry (ACS), Biochemistry (non-ACS), or Biochemistry (ACS) degree to complete the Chemistry content.  See your academic advisor for more details.

Earth/Space Science (53-56 credit hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ASTR 201 - General Astronomy

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 4
GEOG 214 - Meteorology
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3

 

GEOL 151 - Geology of America's National Parks or

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 4
GEOL 161 - Introduction to Geology

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 4

 

GEOL 162 - Historical Geology
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 4
GEOL 234 - The Oceans: Past, Present, and Future
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
GEOL 261 - Intermediate Geology
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
GEOL 301 - Mineralogy
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 4
GEOL 315 - Paleontology
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 4

 

GEOL 407 - Geomorphology  or
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 4
GEOL 441 - Hydrogeology  or
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 4
GEOL 481 - Advanced Environmental Geology

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing


Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 4

 

PHYS 175 - General Physics I and PHYS 175L - General Physics I Laboratory Credits: 0 or

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
PHYS 205 - Intermediate Physics I and PHYS 205L - Intermediate Physics I Laboratory Credits: 0

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 5

 

Other required courses include:

BIOL 108 - Biology for Educators

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 2

 

CHEM 175 - Survey of Chemical Concepts  or
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 4
CHEM 261 - General Chemistry I

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4

 

EDUC 396 - Teaching Science in Grades 5-12
Term(s) Offered: Fall, even-numbered years
Credits: 3
MATH 230 - Calculus I

USI Core 39: Foundations-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4

 

Additional Elective (choose one course from the following) Credits: 3-5

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ANTH 121 - Introduction to Archaeology

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Historical Inquiry; Social Science-BS.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
BIOL 141 - Principles of Biology

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 4
CHEM 262 - General Chemistry II

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
GEOG 215 - Climatology
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
STAT 241 - Principles of Statistics

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
MATH 235 - Calculus II
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
PHYS 176 - General Physics II and PHYS 176LGeneral Physics II Laboratory Credits: 0 or

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
PHYS 206 - Intermediate Physics II and PHYS 206LIntermediate Physics II Laboratory Credits: 0

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 5
  • Or any 300- or 400-level ASTR or GEOL course
  • Life Sciences (55-56 credit hours)

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    BIOL 121 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

    USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    BIOL 122 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II

    USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    BIOL 141 - Principles of Biology

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 4
    BIOL 151 - Botany
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    BIOL 152 - Zoology
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    BIOL 215 - Ecology
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    BIOL 334 - Cell Biology
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    BIOL 375 - Microbiology
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    BIOL 376 - Laboratory in Microbiology
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 2
    BIOL 382 - Genetics
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 4
    BIOL 481 - Organic Evolution
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    BIOL 490 - Undergraduate Teaching (must be taken twice, for a total of 2 credits)
    Term(s) Offered: On demand
    Credits: 1

     

    Other required courses include:

    CHEM 261 - General Chemistry I

    USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    CHEM 262 - General Chemistry II

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    CHEM 241 - Organic/Biochemistry Principles
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 4
    EDUC 396 - Teaching Science in Grades 5-12
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, even-numbered years
    Credits: 3
    GEOL 108 - Earth-Space Science for Educators

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 2
  • Core 39 Foundations/Mathematics & Quantitative Reasoning course Credits:  4-5
  • PHYS 108 - Physics for Educators

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 2

    Physical Science (64-65 credit hours)

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed

    Chemistry Courses:

    CHEM 261 - General Chemistry I

    USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    CHEM 262 - General Chemistry II

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    CHEM 321 - Quantitative Analysis
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 4
    CHEM 341 - Environmental Chemistry
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, odd-numbered years.
    Credits: 3
    CHEM 353 - Organic Chemistry I
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    CHEM 218 - Chemistry Seminar I

    USI Core 39: Embedded Experience -Writing (CHEM 218, CHEM 318, and CHEM 418 must be all completed for Core 39 credit as EEW)


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 1
    CHEM 318 - Chemistry Seminar II

    USI Core 39: Embedded Experience -Writing (CHEM 218, CHEM 318, and CHEM 418 must be all completed for Core 39 credit as EEW)


    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 1
    CHEM 418 - Chemistry Seminar III

    USI Core 39: Embedded Experience -Writing (CHEM 218, CHEM 318, and CHEM 418 must be all completed for Core 39 credit as EEW)


    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 1
    CHEM 499 - Introduction to Research (a total of 2 credit hours required)
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 1-2

     

    Choose one course from the following:

    CHEM 451 - Polymer Chemistry
    Term(s) Offered: Spring, odd-numbered years.
    Credits: 4
    CHEM 354 - Organic Chemistry II
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    CHEM 361 - Survey of Physical Chemistry
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 4
    CHEM 421 - Instrumental Analysis
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 4

     

    Physics Courses:

    PHYS 205 - Intermediate Physics I and PHYS 205LIntermediate Physics I Laboratory Credits: 0

    USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 5
    PHYS 206 - Intermediate Physics II and PHYS 206LIntermediate Physics II Laboratory Credits: 0

    USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 5
    PHYS 361 - Modern Physics

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry.


    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    PHYS 371 - Analytical Mechanics

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry.


    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
  • PHYS 300- or 400-level elective  Credits: 3
  • PHYS 300- or 400-level elective  Credits: 3
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    Other required courses include:

    BIOL 108 - Biology for Educators

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 2
    EDUC 396 - Teaching Science in Grades 5-12
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, even-numbered years
    Credits: 3
    GEOL 108 - Earth-Space Science for Educators

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 2
    MATH 230 - Calculus I

    USI Core 39: Foundations-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning.


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    MATH 235 - Calculus II
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4

    Physics (44 hours)

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    PHYS 205 - Intermediate Physics I and PHYS 205L - Intermediate Physics I Laboratory Credits: 0

    USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 5
    PHYS 206 - Intermediate Physics II and PHYS 206L - Intermediate Physics II Laboratory Credits: 0

    USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 5
    PHYS 361 - Modern Physics

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry.


    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    PHYS 371 - Analytical Mechanics

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry.


    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    PHYS 381 - Electromagnetic Fields
    Term(s) Offered: On demand
    Credits: 3
    PHYS 429 - Quantum Mechanics
    Term(s) Offered: On demand
    Credits: 3
    PHYS 439 - Thermodynamics
    Term(s) Offered: On demand
    Credits: 3
    PHYS 499 - Research (a total of 2 credit hours is required)
    Term(s) Offered: On demand
    Credits: 1-2

     

    Other required courses include:

    MATH 230 - Calculus I

    USI Core 39: Foundations-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning.


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    MATH 235 - Calculus II
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    BIOL 108 - Biology for Educators

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 2
    CHEM 108 - Chemistry for Educators

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 2
    GEOL 108 - Earth-Space Science for Educators

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 2
    EDUC 396 - Teaching Science in Grades 5-12
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, even-numbered years
    Credits: 3

    Secondary Education Licensure minor

    Students seeking a teaching major that leads to licensure as a secondary school teacher (grades 5-12) are required to complete the Secondary Education Licensure Minor.

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