The Broad Field Science Education major consists of 48-49 credits of science divided among the three major subcategories of science—physical science, earth science, and biology/environmental science. The student will concentrate in at least one of these areas. CUW currently offers concentrations in biology/environmental science (Option I) and physical science (Option II). A person with a broad field science license may teach any science class at the early adolescence-adolescence level, up through grade 10, and any basic science class in grades 11-12 that is not:

  1. part of the college preparatory sequence
  2. an advance placement course
  3. an elective course with more depth of content than basic courses

To teach a course under the criteria in A, B, or C (above), the teacher must have a concentration in that subject area. Students with a life science emphasis will have a minor which allows them to teach upper level courses in biology, and students with a physical science emphasis will have a minor which allows them to teach upper level courses in chemistry.

Major Requirements

OPTION A—Broad Field Science Major with a Concentration in Biology/Environmental Science

Required Courses
BIO 141General Biology I4
BIO 142General Biology II4
BIO 146Essentials Anat & Phys4
BIO 156Environmental Science4
BIO 348Genetics4
ED 376Curr & Meth in Science-Seconda 13
Earth Science Subcategory
SCI 235Earth Science4
SCI 195Meteorology3
SCI 275Cosmogony3
Physical Science Subcategory
SCI 151Physical Science4
PHYS 151General Physics I4
CHEM 141General Chemistry I4
CHEM 142General Chemistry II4
Total Hours49

Option B—Broad Field Science Major with a Concentration Physical Science

Required Courses
PHYS 107Astronomy3
PHYS 151General Physics I4
PHYS 152General Physics II4
CHEM 141General Chemistry I4
CHEM 142General Chemistry II4
CHEM 215Survey of Organic Chemistry4
Earth Science Subcategory
SCI 235Earth Science4
SCI 195Meteorology3
SCI 275Cosmogony3
Biology/Environ. Science Subcategory
BIO 141General Biology I4
BIO 142General Biology II4
BIO 156Environmental Science4
ED 376Curr & Meth in Science-Seconda 1 3
Total Hours48