Degree Requirements for the B.S. in Natural Sciences

B.S. Natural Sciences (PDF Download)

Core Coursework: All students (70-73 Units )

Course

Course

Life Science (12 units)

Earth and Space Science (11-12 Units)

BIOL 2010 (4)

GEOL 2010 (4)

BIOL 2110 (4)

GEOL 2040 (4)

BIOL 2120 (4)

PHYS 1609 (3)  OR GEOL 3080(4)

Physics (8-12 Units; choose one sequence)

CHEM 1000 (3)

PHYS 2110 (4) &

CHEM 1001(2)

PHYS 2120 (4)

CHEM 1100 (2)

OR

CHEM 1600 (2)

PHYS 22102 (4) &

CHEM 2300 (2)

PHYS 22202 (4) &

 

PHYS 22302 (4)

Math (4-9 Units)

MATH 1050 or equivalent (4)

1 Required for Chemistry concentration & minor

MATH 20101 (4) OR

MATH 25102 (5) OR

MATH 22003 (4)

2 Required for Physics Concentration & Minor

3 Acceptable only for the Foundational Concentration

 Disciplinary Concentrations:

Concentration: in addition to Core (30-32 units: Select ONE concentration)

Students are also strongly encouraged to seek a minor in a 2nd science, Mathematics or Applied Statistics.

Biology Concentration: (31 Units)

Geology Concentration: (30 Units)

BIOL 3010 (3)

GEOL 3010 (4)

BIOL 3020 (3)

GEOL 3020 (4)

BIOL 3110 (3)

GEOL 3030 (4)

BIOL 3120 (4)

GEOL 3040(4)

BIOL 3410 (4)

GEOL 3070 (4)

BIOL 4100 (3)

GEOL3090 (4)

BIOL 4910 (1)

GEOL 4080 (4)

One of BIOL 2220 or 3550 (4)

GEOL UD Elective(4) >3000

Elective: MATH 2020 or higher, BIOL 2210, or any BIOL≥3220 (3)

BIOL UD Elective (4)>4200

Chemistry  Concentration: (32 units)

Physics Concentration: (30 units)

MATH 2020 (4)

MATH 2520 (5)

CHEM 2090 (2)

MATH 2530 (4)

CHEM 2200 (2)

PHYS 2070 (4)

CHEM 2400 (3)

PHYS 3070 (3)

CHEM 2940 (1)

PHYS 3010 (3)

CHEM 3090 (2)

PHYS 3500 (3)

CHEM 3100 (4)

PHYS 3510 (3)

CHEM 3300 (3)

PHYS 4600 (2)

CHEM 3301 (2)

PHYS UD Elective (3) ≥3000

CHEM 3600 (3)

CHEM 4090 (2)

Please see note 2 in Core

CHEM 4830 (2)

CHEM 4840 (2)

Blended Foundational Track

(Middle school science teaching only)

Credential Coursework: (52 Units)

EDSE 5100 (4)

EDSE 5210 (4)

EDSE 5300 (4)

EDSE 5400 (4)

EDSE 5500 (4)

EDSE 5990 (9)

EDTE 3000 (3)

EDTE 4300 (3)

EDTE 4200 (3)

EDTE 4310 (1)

EDTE 4320(1)

EDTE 4330(1)

EDTE 4340 (1)

EDTE 4100 (4)

EDTE 5800 (5) or (9)

Please Note:  The Foundational science track does not include sufficient upper division coursework in the sciences to qualify for High-school level teaching.  The Foundational Science track is intended only for middle school science teacher preparation.  To teach High school, add one of the High school science concentrations to this Concentration.