Interdisciplinary Major with Specialization in Natural Sciences, with Coordinate Major in Early Childhood or Elementary Education (UIDA)

The Physics and Earth Science Department sponsors the Interdisciplinary major in Natural Sciences for students seeking licensure at either the early childhood or elementary level. Students choosing this specialization will fulfill Gen. Ed. Domain II-B. Students in this specialization must also substitute PHYS 201 Introductory Physics for PHSC 109 Introduction to Physical Science.

Twelve (12) courses are required for this major:

Three (3) Earth Science courses from the following:
ASTR 220 The Solar System
EASC 241 Introduction to Meteorology
GEOL 231 Physical Geology
GEOL 246 Oceanography

Three (3) Chemistry and Food Science courses:
CHEM 103 General Chemistry
     or CHEM 107 Principles of Chemistry
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry
One (1) course from the following:
     CHEM 108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
     CHEM 131 Science - Environment and Health
     FDSC Principles of Food Science

Two (2) Biology courses:
One (1) course from the following:
     BIOL 240 Botanical Diversity
     BIOL 250 Horticulture
     BIOL 251 Vascular Plant Taxonomy
One (1) course from the following:
     BIOL 220 Animal Behavior
     BIOL 232 Invertebrate Zoology
     BIUOL 234 Comparative Vertebrate Physiology

One (1) Mathematics course:
MATH 200 Precalculus

One (1) writing course from the following:
ENGL 225 Introduction to Journalism
ENGL 280 Persuasive Writing
ENGL Creative Writing
ENGL Creative Nonfiction
ENGL Professional Writing

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