Bachelor of Science with Secondary Certification (8-12)

All majors must complete the Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum, Professional Education, Additional General Requirements, and one certification area below.

Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum

  • ENGL 1113 Rhetoric and Composition
  • ENGL 1123 Rhetoric and Composition
  • 6 hours of humanities (two semesters of one foreign language required for science majors)
  • SPCH 1133 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  • MATH 1233 College Algebra*
  • Natural Sciences - two semesters of one lab science
  • CHEM 1141 General Chemistry Laboratory**
  • CHEM 1143 General Chemistry**
  • CHEM 1241 General Chemistry Laboratory**
  • CHEM 1243 General Chemistry**
  • PHYS 1144 General Physics OR PHYS 1624 Mechanics, Wave Motion, and Heat***
  • PHYS 1244 General Physics OR PHYS 2644 Electricity and Magentism and Optics***
  • HIST 1133 Survey of American History to 1865
  • HIST 1233 Survey of American History since 1865
  • POLS 1333 American Government
  • POLS 1433 American Government
  • ECON 1333 General Economics OR ECON 2333 Macroeconomic Principles
  • PSYC 1103 General Psychology OR SOCL 1133 Introduction to Sociology
  • KNES Activity Course****
  • KNES 1011 Fundamentals of Physical Activity and Health OR Activity Course****
  • Fine Arts - 3 hours
  • COUN 3143 Human Diversity


  • *Math Majors should take MATH 1533 Precalculus instead.
    **Required for composite science and physical science majors.
    ***Required for life science major.
    ****Composite science majors must take 1 activity course and KNES 1011 Fundamentals of Physical Activity and Health.

Professional Education

  • EDUC 2013 School and Society
  • EDUC 3153 Educational Psychology
  • EDUC 3163 Classroom Management
  • EDUC 4113 Planning and Assessment for Secondary Education and All-Level
  • READ 4273 Content Reading
  • EDUC 4466 Student Teaching in the Secondary School
  • SPED 3613 Exceptional Individuals

Additional General Requirements

  • EDUC 1023 Computer Applications for Education OR CMPS 1023 Introduction to Computing OR Proficiency Exam.
    (Math majors meet requirement in interdisciplinary minor.)

 

Mathematics



Major

  • MATH 1533 Precalculus*
  • MATH 1634 Calculus I
  • MATH 1734 Calculus II
  • MATH 2133 Introduction to Modern Mathematics
  • MATH 2534 Calculus III
  • MATH 3133 Foundations of Geometry
  • MATH 3833 Linear Algebra
  • 9 advanced hours of elective MATH
  • 6 hour math sequence from
    • MATH 4733 Introductory Analysis I AND MATH 4833 Introductory Analysis II
    • MATH 4133 Mathematical Statistics I AND MATH 4143 Mathematical Statistics II
    • MATH 3293 Algebraic Structures AND MATH 4293 Introduction to Ring Theory

  • *3 hours duplicated in Academic Foundations

Interdisciplinary Minor'

  • CMPS 1043 Computer Science I
  • CMPS 1053 Computer Science II
  • STAT 3573 Probability and Statistics
  • 2 Semesters lab science (different from core requirement)
  • 3 advanced hours taken from CMPS, BIOL, PHYS, CHEM, GEOS, or STAT

 

Composite Science



Major

  • BIOL 1144 General Zoology
  • BIOL 1544 General Botany
  • BIOL 3054 Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 3064 Principles of Biology II
  • BIOL 3104 Fundamental Genetics
  • 4 hours from
    • BIOL 3024 Vertebrate Zoology
    • BIOL 3434 Entomology
    • BIOL 3534 Systematic Botany

Interdisciplinary Minor

  • GEOS 1134 Physical Geology
  • GEOS 1233 Historical Geology
  • GEOS 3133 Oceanography
  • ENSC 1114 Foundations of Environmental Science
  • GNSC 3104 Concepts of Science
  • PHYS 1144 General Physics
  • PHYS 1244 General Physics

Program Requirement

  • CHEM 3003 Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 3001 Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • MATH 1433 Plane Trigonometry

 

Life Science



Major

  • BIOL 1144 General Zoology
  • BIOL 1544 General Botany
  • BIOL 3054 Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 3064 Principles of Biology II
  • BIOL 3144 Physiology OR BIOL 3044 Bacteriology
  • BIOL 3104 Fundamental Genetics
  • BIOL 3534 Systematic Botany
  • BIOL 3434 Entmology OR BIOL 3643 Invertebrate Zoology

Interdisciplinary Minor

  • CHEM 1143 General Chemistry
  • CHEM 1141 General Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 1243 General Chemistry
  • CHEM 1241 General Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 3003 Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 3001 Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • GNSC 3104 Concepts of Science
  • MATH 1433 Plane Trigonometry
  • STAT 3573 Probability and Statistics

 

Physical Science



Major

  • CHEM 1143 General Chemistry
  • CHEM 1141 General Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 1243 General Chemistry
  • CHEM 1241 General Chemistry Laboratory
  • GEOS 1134 Physical Geology
  • GEOS 1233 Historical Geology
  • GEOS 3134 Mineralology
  • PHYS 1533 Descriptive Anatomy
  • 15 Advanced hours selected from
    • CHEM 3305 Analytical Chemistry
    • CHEM 3305 Analytical Chemistry Lab
    • CHEM 3405 Analytical Chemistry II
    • CHEM 3405 Analytical Chemistry II Lab
    • PHYS 3343 Modern Physics I
    • PHYS 3313 Mechanics
    • PHYS 4343 Modern Physics II

Interndisciplinary Minor

  • GEOG 3003 Geography of the World OR GEOG 3013 Geography of North America
  • GNSC 3104 Concepts of Science
  • PHYS 1144 General Physics OR PHYS 1624 Mechanics, Wave Motion, and Heat
  • PHYS 1244 General Physics OR PHYS 2644 Electricity and Magnetism and Optics
  • MATH 1433 Plane Trigonometry

 

Other Teaching Fields



Students desiring certification in teh teaching fields of French (all-level), Journalism (grades 8-12), or Speech (grades 8-12) need to confer with the Chair of the field of interest.

French - 26 hours

  • FREN 1134 Elementary French
  • FREN 1234 Elementary French
  • FREN 2133 Intermediate French
  • FREN 2233 Intermediate French
  • FREN 3133 Survey of French Literature
  • FREN 3233 Survey of French Literature
  • FREN 3333 French Conversation and Composition
  • FREN 4013 Topics in French Literature

Journalism - 21 hours

  • JOUR 1233 Introduction to Mass Communication
  • JOUR 1243 News Writing I
  • JOUR 3133 News Writing II
  • JOUR 3233 News Editing and Copy Reading
  • JOUR 3633 Editorial Writing OR JOUR 3653 Feature Writing
  • MCOM 4153 Broadcast Diction
  • MCOM 4163 Mass Communication Applications

Speech - 21 hours

  • SPCH 1133 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  • SPCH 1233 Voice and Diction
  • SPCH 3013 Argumentation and Debate
  • SPCH 3023 Persuasion
  • SPCH 4133 Organizational Communication
  • SPCH 2133 Oral Interpretation OR JOUR 1233 Introduction to Mass Communication