Undergraduate Course Catalog

Science

TEACHER EDUCATION

Teaching programs require additional courses in educational methods. The professional education courses are included in this listing. Refer to the Department of Educational Studies and Teachers College listings in this catalog for descriptions of these courses and other professional requirements of the teacher education program.

Science Teaching Programs

The science teaching majors include earth/space science, life science, and physical science. These programs involve both breadth and depth of study. Preparation is available to teach at the middle school and high school levels. See the Department of Chemistry for the teaching major in chemistry. See the Department of Physics and Astronomy for the teaching major in physics.


MINOR IN GENERAL SCIENCE, 36-38 hours

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SHORT TITLE
CR HRS
ASTR
BIO
 
CHEM

GEOL

PHYC





EDJH
120
111
112
111
112
101
201
110
or
120
112
or
122
385
The Sun and Stars
Principles of Biology 1
Principles of Biology 2
General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Planet Earth Geol Environment
Earth, Life, and Time
General Physics 1 (4)

General Physics 1 (5)
General Physics 2 (4)

General Physics 2 (5)
Prin of Tchng in Mid Schl
3
4
4
4
4
3
3


4-5


4-5
3




36-38 hrs

TEACHING MAJOR IN EARTH/SPACE SCIENCE (BA/BS), 59-67 hours
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SHORT TITLE
CR HRS
Middle school concentration
Middle school science core, 37 hours
ASTR

BIO

CHEM

GEOG
GEOL
MATH
PHYC

120
121
111
112
111
112
230
201
112
110
112
The Sun and Stars
Honors Astronomy Laboratory
Principles of Biology 1
Principles of Biology 2
General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Elementary Meteorology
Earth, Life, and Time
Precalculus Trigonometry
General Physics 1
General Physics 2
3
1
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
4
4
     
37 hrs
Earth/space science concentration, 22 hours
GEOG
GEOL





NREM
265
207
220
240
290
308
420
221
Intro Geographic Info Systems
Environ Geology Geochem Cycles
Earth Materials
Geomorphology
Computer Applic Geosciences
Sedimentary Geology
Oceanography
Soil Resources
3
3
3
3
1
3
3
3
     
22 hrs
     
59 hrs
To add High School Licensure
 
GEOL 360 Hydrogeology  3
Research, 3 hours from
GEOG
GEOL
495
480
Special Studies in Geography (1-6)
Special Studies Field Problems (1-3)
 
3
     
65 hrs
High school concentration 
Basic sciences
BIO
CHEM
PHYC

112
111
110
112
Principles of Biology 2
General Chemistry 1
General Physics 1
General Physics 2
4
4
4
4
Evolution of the universe
ASTR

120
122
The Sun and Stars
Stell Evol, Galaxies, & Cosmo
3
3
Energy in the earth system
GEOG

GEOL



230
265
220
240
360
420
Elementary Meteorology
Intro Geographic Info Systems
Earth Materials
Geomorphology
Hydrogeology
Oceanography
3
3
3
3
3
3
Geochemical cycles
GEOL
NREM
207
221
Environ Geology Geochem Cycles
Soil Resources
3
3
Origin and Evolution of earths systems
GEOL

201
308
Earth, Life, and Time
Sedimentary Geology
3
3
Computation skills
GEOL
MATH
290
112
Computer Applic Geosciences
Precalculus Trigonometry
1
3
Research, 3 hours from  
GEOG
GEOL
495
480
Special Studies in Geography (1-6)
Special Studies Field Problems (1-3)

3
     
59 hrs
To add Middle School Licensure
BIO
CHEM
111
112
Principles of Biology 1
General Chemistry 2
4
4
     
8 hrs
     
67 hrs
SENIOR HIGH, JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAM
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CR HRS
Professional education sequence, 39 hours
EDFO
EDJH
EDMU
EDPS

EDSE
SCI


420
385
205
251
390
380
150
295
396
Soc, Hist, Phil Found of Ed
Prin of Tchng in Mid Schl
Intro to Multicul Ed
Development Secondary
Educational Psychology
Princ of Tchng in Sec School
Bsc Con in Science Education
Intro to the Teaching of Sci
Using Sci Methods & Mats
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Student teaching 12
     
39 hrs
See Professional Education Assessment/Decision Points for additional information.
 
TEACHING MAJOR IN LIFE SCIENCE (Grades 5-12), (BA/BS),
54 hours
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SHORT TITLE
CR HRS
ANAT
BIO







CHEM


MATH

BIO
PHYC
PHYS
201
111
112
210
214
215
216
313
440
111
112
231
181
or
448
110
205
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
Principles of Biology 1
Principles of Biology 2
Introduction to Botany
Genetics
Cell Biology
Ecology
Microbiology
Evolution
General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Organic Chemistry 1
Elementary Probability Stats (3)

Biometry (3)
General Physics 1
Fund of Hum Phys
3
4
4
3
4
4
3
4
3
4
4
4


3
4
3




54 hrs
SENIOR HIGH, JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL
EDUCATION PROGRAM
PREFIX NO SHORT TITLE
CR HRS
Professional education sequence, 39 hours
SCI


EDFO
EDMU
EDPS

EDSE



150
295
396
420
205
251
390
320
380
460
465
Bsc Con in Science Education
Intro to the Teaching of Sci
Using Sci Methods & Mats
Soc, Hist, Phil Found of Ed
Intro to Multicul Ed
Development Secondary
Educational Psychology
Read Div Sec Cont Class
Princ of Tchng in Sec School
Student Tching: Sec Schl (6-7)
Elective Student Teaching (3 or 5)
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
7
5
     
39 hrs
See Professional Education Assessment/Decision Points for additional information.
 
TEACHING MAJOR IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE (BA/BS), 56-74 hours
This is a four and one-half year program that will meet the physical science (junior high/middle school science and high school chemistry) certification standards of Indiana.
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NO
SHORT TITLE
CR HRS
Common core, 59 hours
ASTR

BIO

CHEM



GEOG
GEOL
MATH

PHYC



120
121
111
112
111
112
225
231
230
201
165
166
120
122
260
262
The Sun and Stars
Honors Astronomy Laboratory
Principles of Biology 1
Principles of Biology 2
General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Chemical Analysis
Organic Chemistry 1
Elementary Meteorology
Earth, Life, and Time
Calculus 1
Calculus 2
General Physics 1
General Physics 2
Introduction to Modern Physics
Modern Physics Laboratory
3
1
4
4
4
4
3
4
3
3
4
4
5
5
4
1
Research (honors, thesis, internship, or department
research)
3
     
59 hrs
Students must follow the guidelines outlined below.
High school chemistry concentration area, 15 hours
CHEM



232
344
450
463
Organic Chemistry 2
Physical Chemistry 1
Inorganic Chemistry
Principles of Biochemistry 1
4
4
4
3
     
15 hrs
     
74 hrs
Students who currently hold or are pursuing a secondary license in one of the following areas will not be required to complete the high school concentration area: life science, earth/space science, mathematics, chemistry, and physics.
This is a four-year program that will meet the high school chemistry, physical science, and physics certification standards of Indiana.
Common core, 41 hours  
CHEM



MATH

PHYC



111
112
225
231
165
166
120
122
260
262
General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Chemical Analysis
Organic Chemistry 1
Calculus 1
Calculus 2
General Physics 1
General Physics 2
Introduction to Modern Physics
Modern Physics Laboratory
4
4
3
4
4
4
5
5
4
1
Research (honors, thesis, internship, or department
research)

3
     
41 hrs
Students must follow the guidelines outlined below.
High school chemistry concentration area, 15 hours
CHEM



232
344
450
463
Organic Chemistry 2
Physical Chemistry 1
Inorganic Chemistry
Principles of Biochemistry 1
4
4
4
3
     
 15 hrs
     
56 hrs
Students who currently hold or are pursuing a secondary license in one of the following areas will not be required to complete the high school concentration area: life science, earth/space science, mathematics, chemistry, and physics.
 
SENIOR HIGH, JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAM
PREFIX
NO
SHORT TITLE
CR HRS
Professional education sequence, 39 hours
EDFO
EDJH
EDMU
EDPS

EDSE
SCI


420
385
205
251
390
380
150
295
396
Soc, Hist, Phil Found of Ed
Prin of Tchng in Mid Schl
Intro to Multicul Ed
Development Secondary
Educational Psychology
Princ of Tchng in Sec School
Bsc Con in Science Education
Intro to the Teaching of Sci
Using Sci Methods & Mats
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Student teaching
12
 
39 hrs
See Professional Education Assessment/Decision Points for additional information.

Academic Systems
North Quadrangle, Room 340
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.