Natural Science in Biology for Secondary Teachers (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)
*Effective Fall 2020, this program is being phased out and has a 3-year teach out plan. More information can be found here.
A major in Natural Science for Secondary Teachers leads to certification to teach Science courses in schools. Students who pursue this program should consider teaching as their immediate career goal.
|Students must complete General Studies courses||42-47|
|BIO 105||Principles of Organismal Biology||4|
|BIO 106||Principles of Cell Biology||4|
|BIO 308||History and Philosophy of the Natural Sciences||3|
|BIO 380||Biology Teaching: Materials and Methods||3|
|CHE 111||General Chemistry I||5|
|CHE 120||General Chemistry II with Qualitative Analysis||5|
|CHE 310||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHE 311||Organic Chemistry Laboratory I||2|
|CHE 321||Quantitative Analysis||4|
|CHE 370||Biochemistry I||4|
|PHY 110||College Physics I||4|
|PHY 111||College Physics II||4|
|ESC 111||Physical Geology||4|
|MAT 111||Introductory Statistics||3|
|or MAT 111E||Introductory Statistics|
|Select one course from each of the following areas:||6-8|
|A. Organismal Diversity|
|Education Professional Sequence|
|Students must complete the Professional Sequence||36|
Program Graduation Requirements
- Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.75, a major GPA of 3.0 and a minimum 3.0 GPA in Education coursework.
University Graduation Requirements
- Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
- Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses. Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
- Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
- Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments.
- Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
- Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.