Natural Science Elementary Minor

The Natural Science minor is recommended for those students seeking K–8 certification who are particularly interested in teaching science at the K–5 level. The coursework in this minor provides a foundation of scientific principles required to teach the Next Generation Science Standards for grades K–5. This minor does not fulfill the state middle-level science endorsement.

Notes:

  • see Education, for prerequisites, core requirements and additional SLOs;
  • required courses in the following program of study may have prerequisites. 
Required Courses
BIOL 115INVESTIGATING BIOLOGY5
GEOG/GEOL 115INVESTIGATING EARTH SCIENCE5
PHYS 115INVESTIGATING PHYSICAL SCIENCE5
Electives–choose one course from each area listed below
Note: other courses can be approved by a Natural Science Advisor.
Biology5
INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY
BIOLOGY I
Earth Science5
FUNDAMENTALS OF THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY
DISCOVERING GEOLOGY
Physical Science5
CHEMISTRY AND ITS ROLE IN SOCIETY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES
PHYSICAL SCIENCE I
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
Total Credits30