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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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. 

TEACHING MAJOR IN EARTH/SPACE SCIENCE, 59-67 hours

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SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

Middle school option
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 option
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
Geomorpholgy
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

TEACHING MAJOR IN LIFE SCIENCE, 57-70 hours

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SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

Middle school option

ASTR

BIO






CHEM

GEOG
GEOL
NREM
PHYC

PHYS

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

The Sun and Stars
Honors Astronomy Laboratory
Principles of Biology 1
Principles of Biology 2
Introduction to Botany
Genetics
Ecology
Methods in Ecology
Evolution
General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Elementary Meteorology
Earth, Life, and Time
Environment and Society
General Physics 1
General Physics 2
Fund of Hum Phys

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

3 hours from

BIO
MATH

448
181

Biometry (3)
Elementary Probability Stats (3)

3





58 hrs
To add High School Licensure

BIO

CHEM

215
313  
231

Cell Biology
Microbiology
Organic Chemistry 1

4
4
4





12 hrs




70 hrs
High school option
 

BIO








CHEM


PHYC

PHYS

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

Principles of Biology 1
Principles of Biology 2
Introduction to Botany
Genetics
Cell Biology
Ecology
Methods in Ecology
Microbiology
Evolution
General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Organic Chemistry 1
General Physics 1
General Physics 2
Fund of Hum Phys

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

3 hours from

BIO
MATH

448
181

Biometry (3)
Elementary Probability Stats (3)

3





57 hrs
To add Middle School Licensure

ASTR

GEOG
GEOL
NREM

120
121
230
201
101

The Sun and Stars
Honors Astronomy Laboratory
Elementary Meteorology
Earth, Life, and Time
Environment and Society

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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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 complete one concentration area or 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
High school physics concentration area, 16 hours

PHYC

330
340
354
434
450

Mechanics
Physical Optics
Electronics 1
Thermodynamics
Electricity and Magnetism 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



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 complete one concentration area or 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
High school physics concentration area, 16 hours

PHYC

330
340
354
434
450

Mechanics
Physical Optics
Electronics 1
Thermodynamics
Electricity and Magnetism 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.