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Life Science/Childhood Education (B.S.)


This program leads to certification to teach grades 1-6 in the public schools. Students entering the program will graduate after four years with a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences/Childhood Education.  Please see the Childhood Education (B.S.)   program page in the catalog for a complete overview of the Academic Standards required for this academic program. 

Degree Requirements


Biology Courses

Core Courses: 17 Credits


Core Biology Courses: 10-12 Credits


Required Supporting Courses (Liberal Arts): 24 Credits


Select one of the following (H/A): 3 Credits


Select one cross-cultural history [HST] course (XC)(H/A): 3 Credits


One semester of a language other than English (H-L): 3 Credits


General Education Requirements– not fulfilled by Major or required Supporting Courses


Total: 120 Credits


Note(s):


All students in education are required to subscribe to a designated electronic portfolio system.

Suggested Course Sequence for Life Science/Childhood Education


The following is a general schedule for the Life Science/Childhood Education major. Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning your course schedule. Other course sequences are possible. Consult your advisor or the Biology or Education Program Coordinator. Note also that one can introduce flexibility into this recommended sequence by shifting Biology requirement slots around to allow one to pursue other courses of personal interest or compensate for scheduling conflicts.

Year 1- Fall: 15.5 credits

  • WLD 101 (4 credits)
  • PSY 101 (3 credits)
  • BIO 101 & BIO 101L (4 credits)
  • MAT 111 (3 credits)
  • SST 111 or SST 148 First Year Seminar (1.5 credits)

Year 1- Spring: 15.5 credits

  • WLD 201 (4 credits)
  • BIO 102 & BIO 102L (4 credits)
  • EDU 201 (3 credits)
  • MAT 121 (3 credits)
  • SST 112 or SST 148 First Year Seminar (1.5 credits)

Year 2- Fall: 16 credits

  • SCI 104 (3 credits)
  • CHM 103 & CHM 103L (4 credits)
  • EDU 206 (3 credits)
  • Foreign Language (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

Year 2- Spring: 16-17 credits

  • BIO 110 (3 credits)
  • MAT 220 (3 credits)
  • CHM 104 & CHM 104L (4 credits)
  • EDU 252 (3 credits)
  • PSY 202 or PSY 208 (3-4 credits)

Year 3- Fall: 15 credits

  • BIO 206 or BIO 220 (4 credits)
  • BIO 359 (3 credits)
  • EDU 314 (2 credits)
  • EDU 337 (3 credits)
  • EDU 352 (3 credits)

Year 3- Spring: 14 credits

  • NCR 317 (0 credits)
  • EDU 323 (4 credits)
  • EDU 306 (4 credits)
  • VPA 111 (3 credits)
  • HST 106 or Cross-Cultural History Major Elective (3 credits)

Year 4- Fall: 12 credits

  • EDU 401 (6 credits)
  • EDU 402 (6 credits)
  • NCR 070 (0 credits)
  • NCR 071 (0 credits(

Year 4- Spring: 15-16 credits

  • BIO 401 (3 credits)
  • BIO 358 (3 credits)
  • Biology Elective (3-4 credits)
  • WLD 401 (3 credits)
  • HST 106 or Cross-Cultural History Major Elective (3 credits)