Integrated Science Minor

Integrated Science Program Goals

The Integrated Natural Science Minor Program offers students the foundation for a broad scientific literacy by understanding the nature of science and the fundamental principles of biological, physical, and earth sciences in their interrelationships. This minor is an excellent complement to a Biology Major and is the preferred choice for science teachers seeking Broadfield Science certification in middle level education.

Minor Requirement Options

 

Option 1: For Biology Majors Pursuing Graduate Studies

CHM 101 General Chemistry I

4

CHM 102 General Chemistry II

4

CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I

4

CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II

4

PHY 201 General Physics I

4

PHY 202 General Physics II

4

Option 2: For Biology Majors or Other Majors Without Graduate Requirements

BIO 104 General Biology

4

CHM 101 General Chemistry I

4

PHY 203 Physical Science OR PHY 201 General Physics I

4

ESC 105 Earth Science

4

Additional credits may be taken from BIO, ESC, CHM, or PHY offerings 

6

Any additional credits may be taken from other BIO, ESC, CHM, or PHY offerings according to background needed for career plans.

Option 3: For Students Seeking Teacher Licensure in General Science

BIO 104 General Biology

4

BIO 271 Environmental Science

3

PHY 103 Physical Science OR PHY 201 General Physics

4

ESC 105 Earth Science

4

NSC 405 Integrated Science

2

Electives

5

Any additional credits may be taken from other BIO, ESC, CHM, or PHY offerings according to student need to pass the exit exam in General Science. The Integrated Science course above addressed the major themes of science with emphasis on integrating the content and processing skills of the academic standards not included in other science courses.

Students with an Integrated Natural Science Minor seeking teaching certification in Broadfield Science for middle level/early adolescence (633) are required to complete the elementary education major, and Methods and Student Teaching in Science.

Total Program Credits 

22

 

Faculty & Staff

  • Sr. Margaret Ann Wallander

    Title
    Associate Professor
    Department
    Natural Science and Education
    Email Address
    MargaretAnn.Wallander@sl.edu
    Phone Number
    920-686-6193