Oct 26, 2020  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog

Science, General Science Concentration with Teacher Licensure, B.S.


Chemistry  

Students may become licensed to teach biology, chemistry, or physics in secondary schools (grades 7-12) by completing (1) a major in science with a General Science concentration in which 19 hours of coursework has been taken in each of two of three areas of chemistry, biology, or physics; (2) courses in addition to the General Education requirements (see advisor); and (3) a minor in Secondary Education through MTeach.

A minimum of 9 semester hours of upper-division courses in any discipline of the Science major (biology, chemistry, or physics) must be taken at MTSU. The Science major requires only one minor which must include at least 3 semester hours at the upper-division level taken at MTSU.

Students may also become licensed to teach biology, chemistry, or physics by majoring in the subject they intend to teach (see requirements listed under the specific major).

Degree Requirements


General Education 41 hours
Major Requirements 47-48 hours*
Supporting Courses 8 hours*
Secondary Education Minor 30 hours
Electives 2-5 hours
TOTAL 120-129 hours

 *This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If courses for this program are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the program of study may be completed in 120 hours.

General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following courses required by the program meet General Education requirements:

Major Requirements (47-48 hours)


Emphasis Areas (23-24 hours)


  • Selected from the designated areas of biology, chemistry, and physics

Supporting Courses (8 hours)


Secondary Minor-MTeach (30 hours)


See Secondary Education Minor-MTeach  for further information.

Electives (2-5 hours)


  • Sufficient upper-division credit hours must be taken to equal 36 credit hours

Curriculum: Science, General Science with Teacher Licensure


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Junior


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Senior


  • Science major electives 6 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Electives/Sec. Ed. Minor 15 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (2 prefixes) 6 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours


Total hours in program: 120


NOTE:


Please see Secondary Education Minor-MTeach  for more information.