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.

Requirements include a minimum of:

  • eight (8) semester hours in any two areas of science (biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics)

  • four (4) 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 the 24 semester hours, a minimum of:

  • six (6) hours must be in biology/life science

  • six (6) hours must be in earth science (astronomy or geology)

  • four (4) hours each in chemistry and physics