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.


SENIOR HIGH, JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL
EDUCATION PROGRAM

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SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

Professional education sequence, 39 hours

EDFON
EDJHM
EDMUL
EDPSY

EDSEC
SCI

420 
385
205 
251
390
380
150 
295
396 

Fnds of Educ
Prin Mid Sch
Multi Educ
Dev Sec Ed
Educ Psychol
Prin Sec Sch
Basic Concpt
Int Tch Sci
Sci Mth Mtrl

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 EARTH/SPACE SCIENCE,
59-67 hours

Middle school option

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CR HRS

Middle school science core, 37 hours

ASTRO

BIO

CHEM

GEOG
GEOL
MATHS
PHYCS

120
121
111
112  
111  
112
230
201
112
110
112

Sun & Stars
Honors Lab
Princ Bio 1
Princ Bio 2
Gen Chem 1
Gen Chem 2
Elem Meteor
Earth Time
Pc-Trig
Gen Phycs 1
Gen Phycs 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 G I S
Envir Geol
Earth Mater
Geomorpholgy
Cmptr Geosci
Sed Geology
Oceanography
Soil Resourc

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

Rdg Spec Stu (1-6) 
Sp St Fld Pb (1-3)

3


65 hrs
High school option
Basic Sciences

BIO
CHEM
PHYCS

112
111
110
112

Princ Bio 2
Gen Chem 1
Gen Phycs 1
Gen Phycs 2

4
4
4
4

Evolution of the universe

ASTRO

120
122

Sun & Stars
Universe

3
3

Energy in the earth system

GEOG

GEOL


230
265
220
240
360
420

Elem Meteor
Intro G I S
Earth Mater
Geomorpholgy
Hydrogeology
Oceanography

3
3
3
3
3
3

Geochemical cycles

GEOL
NREM

207
221

Envir Geol
Soil Resourc

3
3

Origin and Evolution of earths systems

GEOL

201
308

Earth Time
Sed Geology

3
3

Computation skills

GEOL
MATHS

290
112

Cmptr Geosci
Pc-Trig

1
3

Research, 3 hours from

GEOG
GEOL

495
480

Rdg Spec Stu (1-6)
Sp St Fld Pb (1-3)

3


59 hrs
To add Middle School Licensure

BIO
CHEM

111
112

Princ Bio 1
Gen Chem 2

4
4


8 hrs

67 hrs


TEACHING MAJOR IN LIFE SCIENCE, 57-70 hours

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SHORT TITLE      

CR HRS

Middle school option

ASTRO

BIO






CHEM

GEOG
GEOL
NREM
PHYCS

PHYSL

120
121
111
112  
210
214
216
217
440
111  
112
230
201
101
110
112
205

Sun & Stars
Honors Lab
Princ Bio 1
Princ Bio 2
Intro Botany
Genetics
Ecology
Ecology Meth
Evolution
Gen Chem 1
Gen Chem 2
Elem Meteor
Earth Time
Env & Socy
Gen Phycs 1
Gen Phycs 2
Fund Physl

3
1
4
4
3
4
3
2
3
4
4
3
3
3
4
4
3

3 hours from

BIO
MATHS

448
181

Biometry (3)
El Prob Stat (3)


3


58 hrs
To add High School Licensure

BIO

CHEM

215
313  
231

Cell Biology
Microbiology
Organic 1

4
4
4


12 hrs

70 hrs

High school option

BIO








CHEM


PHYCS

PHYSL

111
112  
210
214
215
216
217
313
440
111
112
231
110
112
205

Princ Bio 1
Princ Bio 2
Intro Botany
Genetics
Cell Biology
Ecology
Ecology Meth
Microbiology
Evolution
Gen Chem 1
Gen Chem 2
Organic 1
Gen Phycs 1
Gen Phycs 2
Fund Physl

4
4
3
4
4
3
2
4
3
4
4
4
4
4
3

3 hours from

BIO
MATHS

448
181

Biometry (3)
El Prob Stat (3)

3


57 hrs
To add Middle School Licensure

ASTRO

GEOG
GEOL
NREM

120
121
230
201
101

Sun & Stars
Honors Lab
Elem Meteor
Earth Time
Env & Socy

3
1
3
3
3


13 hrs

70 hrs


TEACHING MAJOR IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE,
56-75 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 and physics) certification standards of Indiana.

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CR HRS

Common core, 59 hours

ASTRO

BIO

CHEM



GEOG
GEOL
MATHS

PHYCS



120
121
111
112
111
112
225
231
230
201
165
166
120
122
260
262

Sun & Stars
Honors Lab
Princ Bio 1
Princ Bio 2
Gen Chem 1
Gen Chem 2
Analysis
Organic 1
Elem Meteor
Earth Time
Calculus 1
Calculus 2
Gen Phycs 1
Gen Phycs 2
Intro Modern
Modern Lab

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 complete one concentration area or follow the guidelines outlined below.
High school chemistry concentration area, 15 hours

CHEM


232
344
450
463

Organic 2
Physl Chem 1
Inorg Chem
Prn Biochm 1

4
4
4
3


15 hrs
High school physics concentration area, 16 hours

PHYCS

330
340
354
434
450

Mechanics
Physcl Optic
Electronic 1
Thermodynamc
Elec Mag 1

3
3
4
3
3


16 hrs

74-75 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



MATHS

PHYCS


111  
112
225
231
165
166
120
122
260
262

Gen Chem 1
Gen Chem 2
Analysis
Organic 1
Calculus 1
Calculus 2
Gen Phycs 1
Gen Phycs 2
Intro Modern
Modern Lab

4
4
3
4
4
4
5
5
4
1

Research (honors, thesis, internship, or department research)  3

41 hrs

Students must complete one concentration area or follow the guidelines outlined below.

High school chemistry concentration area,15 hours

CHEM


232
344
450
463

Organic 2
Physl Chem 1
Inorg Chem
Prn Biochm 1

4
4
4
3


15 hrs
High school physics concentration area, 16 hours

PHYCS

330
340
354
434
450

Mechanics
Physcl Optic
Electronic 1
Thermodynamc
Elec Mag 1

3
3
4
3
3


16 hrs

56-57 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.