General Science Minor

Required credits for this minor: 20-24

This minor provides students with the knowledge, skills, and techniques desirable for teaching science in some elementary schools or for utilization in various areas in which science may be used as a tool. This minor consists of a minimum of 20 semester hours consisting of a minimum of 8 semester hours in any two areas of science (biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics) and four semester hours in a third area.  SCNC 101 – Natural Science and SCNC 102 – Physical Science may not be used to complete this minor.

The General Science minor can be readily adapted to fulfill middle school endorsement requirements. Middle school endorsement in science requires completion of 24 semester hours in science. Of these 24 semester hours, a minimum of six hours must be in biology/life science and six hours must be in earth science (astronomy or geology), and a minimum of four hours each in chemistry and physics.

BIOLOGY (8 hours)

Prefix/Num
Course Title
Sem Cr
 BIOL
   3
 BIOL    1
 BIOL    3
 BIOL    1

CHEMISTRY (8 hours)

Prefix/Num
Course Title
Sem Cr
 CHEM    3
 CHEM    1
 CHEM    3
 CHEM    1

EARTH SCIENCE (8 hours)

Prefix/Num
Course Title
Sem Cr
 GEOL    3
 GEOL    1
 GEOL/ASTR    3
 GEOL/ASTR    1

PHYSICS (8 hours)

Prefix/Num
Course Title
Sem Cr
 PHYS    3
 PHYS    1
 PHYS    3
 PHYS    1