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Science Education Major
For licensure to teach secondary science students must complete both a Science
Education major and a Secondary Education major. This double major program
is completed in conjunction with the School of Education at WNMU and fulfills all
requirements for licensure to teach secondary science.
Students may also choose to major in Secondary Education with an endorsement in
Earth and Space Science or Elementary Education with an endorsement in General
Science.
Students may also choose the route of obtaining an MAT if they have an undergraduate
degree in science.
Degree plans for the double majors in Secondary Education and Science Education
and endorsement degree plans can be found in the School of Education section of
the catalog.

BACHELOR OF ARTS or BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
IN SCIENCE EDUCATION - Biology Concentration

Advisor: Dowse, Mutchnick

General Education & Other Requirements By This Major
CMPS 110 Computer Literacy - MacIntosh 3
CHEM 151/153 General Chemistry I & lab (passed with a C or higher) 4
GEOL 101/103 General Geology I & lab 4
PHSC 101/103 Physical Science for General Education I & lab 4
PHSC 102/104 Physical Science for General Education II & lab 4
  Students must choose a minor from a separate discipline.  
  54 credits of upper division courses are required (6 credits outside of major &minor). At least 12 credit hours must come from Writing Intensive courses.  

B.A. Requirements
Complete any upper division Spanish course, or one of the following:
SPAN 202, SPAN 214, or SPAN 252

B.S. Requirements (6 credit hours)
MATH 321 Statistics (unless taken as General Education) 3
  Complete an additional three credit hours in Computer Science, beyond the General Education requirements.  

Science Education - Biology Core Requirements
BIOL 202/203 Majors I: Plant Form, Function and Diversity & lab 4
BIOL 204/205 Majors II: Animal Form, Function and Diversity & lab 4
BIOL 254/256 Anatomy & Physiology I & lab 4
BIOL 301/303 Ecology & lab 4
BIOL 310/312 Invertebrate Zoology & lab  
or BIOL 311/313 Vertebrate Zoology & lab 4
BIOL 366/368 Genetics & lab 4
BIOL 442/443 Ornithology & lab  
or BIOL 448/449 Herpetology & lab  
or BIOL 451/453 Mammalogy & lab 4
BIOL 450 Methods of Teaching Secondary Science 3
  Total Biology core credit hours 31


BACHELOR OF ARTS or BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
IN SCIENCE EDUCATION - Physical Science Concentration

Advisor: Ladner

Note: This degree plan does not include the teacher licensure. See paragraph at
the beginning of the Science Education section in this chapter.

General Education & Other Requirements By This Major
CMPS 110 Computer Literacy - MacIntosh 3
BIOL 202/203 Majors I: Plant Form, Function and Diversity & lab 4
BIOL 204/205 Majors II: Animal Form, Function and Diversity & lab 4
BIOL 254/256 Anatomy & Physiology I & lab 4
BIOL 301/303 Ecology & lab 4

Students must choose a minor from a separate discipline.
54 credits of upper division courses are required (6 credits outside of major &
minor). At least 12 credit hours must come from Writing Intensive courses.

B.A. Requirements
Complete any upper division Spanish course, or one of the following:
SPAN 202, SPAN 214, or SPAN 252

B.S. Requirements (6 credit hours)
MATH 321 Statistics 3

Complete an additional three credit hours in Computer Science, beyond the
General Education requirements.

Science Education - Physical Science Core Requirements
CHEM 151/153 General Chemistry I & lab 4
CHEM 152/154 General Chemistry II & lab 4
GEOL 101/103 General Geology I & lab 4
GEOL 315 Geology of New Mexico 3
PHYS 151/153 General Physics I & lab 4
PHYS 152/154 General Physics II & lab 4
PHSC 115/116 Descriptive Astronomy & lab 4
BIOL 450 Methods of Teaching Secondary Science 3
  Total credit hours 30

Degree Plans

 
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