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The Science Concentration consists of 30-33 credit hours chosen as described below.  At least 18 credit hours must be at the upper division (300 or 400) level.  It is strongly suggested that the student work closely with an advisor in all concentration planning.

Academic Road Maps:

SCI CED

SCI ECC

SCI ECE

SCI 4+1 ECE/EXC

1) REQUIRED COURSES (9-10 crs.)
Complete three of the following courses:

BIO 212   Intro to Organismal Biology and Diversity
OR
BIO 213   Intro to Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

OR

BIO 111 Introduction to Biology

CHE 101  General Chemistry I
OR
CHE 111  Fundamentals of Chemistry I

PHY 107  General Physics I  
OR
PHY 111  University Physics I
OR
PHY 104  Physics for El. Ed. (recommended)

GES 101 & 103 Introductory Geology with Lab

2) ONE YEAR SCIENCE SEQUENCE (3-4 crs.)
Complete one of the following courses to complete your one year sequence of science:

BIO 211  Intro to Cell Biology and Genetics
OR
BIO 212  Intro to Organismal Biology and Diversity
OR
BIO 213  Intro to Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

CHE 102 General Chemistry II (CHE 101)
OR
CHE 112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II
 
PHY 108 General Physics II (PHY 107)
OR
PHY 112 University Physics
OR
PHY 304 Optics and Vision for Teachers and Artists
  
GES 131 Intro Astronomy (GES 101 & 103) 
OR
GES 111 General Oceanography
OR
GES 223 Environmental Earth Science
OR
GES 224  Geologic Hazards

OR

GES 232 The Solar System
OR
GES 241 Meteorology

OR

GES 102 Historical Geology

3) ELECTIVES (18-19 crs.)
Complete a minimum of 18 credit hours in upper division science courses.  (Prefix of BIO, CHE, PHY, GES, or SCI).  Please note any pre-requisite courses.

Note: The following four courses are especially designed for elementary teachers:
SCI 311  Processes in Physical Science   
SCI 312  Processes in Life Science   
SCI 313  Processes in Earth Science
SCI 323  Science as Inquiry                                                                                                                             SCI 445 Literacy for Teaching Science

Possible Geosciences Elective Selections:
GES 306  Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
GES 307  Geomorphology (GES 101 or GEG 101)    
GES 452  Hydrogeology (GES 101 & one 300 level GES)

Possible Biology Elective Selections:
BIO 308 & 309  Human Anatomy & Physiology & Lab (BIO 100 and 212)  
BIO 414  Mammology (BIO 212 and 213 and J/S status)
BIO 421  Invertebrate Structure & Function (BIO 212 and 213)  
BIO 428  Vertebrate Structure and Function  (BIO 212 and 213)

Possible Chemistry Selections:
CHE 300  Medications:  Chemicals for your Health (CHE 100, 101, or 111)
CHE 301  Analytical Chemistry (CHE 112)
CHE 312  Chemistry and Criminalistics (CHE 102 or 100, instructor permission)
CHE 315  Environmental Chemistry (CHE 112 or 102, instructor permission)
CHE 321  Principles of Organic Chemistry (CHE 102 or 112)
CHE 322  Biological Chemistry (CHE 321)

Possible Physics Selections:
PHY 323  Statics (PHY 111 and PHY 112)

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