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Students must complete the university-level, college-level and breadth requirements
for College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment Bachelor of Science degrees.

ENGL 110   Critical Reading and Writing (minimum grade C-) 3               
First Year Experience (FYE) 0-4
Breadth Requirements *can be fulfilled by college breadth requirements below 12
Discovery Learning Experience (DLE) (fulfilled by EDUC400-major requirement) 3
Multicultural Courses (fulfilled by EDUC419-major requirement) 3

Second Writing Requirement (minimum grade of C-) 3
A second writing course involving significant writing experience including two papers with a combined minimum of 3,000 words to be submitted for extended faculty critique of both composition and content. This course must be taken after completion of 60 credit hours. Appropriate writing courses are designated on the registrar's course search page.
Foreign Language 0-12
Successful completion of the intermediate-level course (107 or 112 or 214) in a given language. Number of credits needed and initial placement will depend on number of years of high school study of foreign language. Students with four or more years of high school work in a single foreign language may attempt to fulfill the requirement in that language by taking an exemption examination.

If the grade earned is sufficient, a course may be applied toward more than one requirement (e.g., breadth and major requirements), but the credits are counted only once toward the total credits for graduation.

*note: 3 credits in each category below can be used to fulfill the University Breadth requirement
Creative Arts and Humanities 6
Understanding and appreciation of the visual and performing arts, of aesthetic forms, designs, or craftsmanship, or of literary, philosophical, and intellectual traditions. Courses may focus on a single aesthetic form or intellectual tradition, or cross-cultural comparisons.
History and Cultural Change 6
Understanding of the sources and forces of historical changes in ideas, beliefs, institutions, and cultures. Courses may address social, cultural, intellectual, economic, technological, artistic, scientific, and political development, changes in a discipline, or globalization and its effects.
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Understanding of the behavior of individuals and social groups in the context of their human and natural environments. Courses emphasize the empirical findings, applications, and methods of the social and behavioral sciences. NOTE: 3 credits of this requirement are satisfied by GEOG235 or GEOG236 from the major requirements.
Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology 7
Understanding of fundamental and/or applied concepts and phenomena from mathematics, logic, natural or physical sciences, and technology including quantitative reasoning and methods used to approach and solve problems. Courses taken to fulfill this category (university and college breadth) must include a minimum of one course with an associated laboratory

NOTE: These credits are satisfied by Major Requirements.

GEOL 107 General Geology 4
GEOL 110 Earth History 4
GEOL 202 Earth Materials 4
GEOL 203 Surficial Processes 4
GEOL 304 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 4
GEOL 305 Structural Geology and Plate Tectonics 4
GEOG 220 Meteorology 3
PHYS 133 Introduction to Astronomy 4
One of the following
GEOG 235 Conservation of Natural Resources 3
GEOG 236

Conservation: Global Issues

One of the following
GEOG 320 Water and Society 3
GEOG 451


GEOG 458


One of the following
GEOG 372 Introduction to GIS 3

Geographic Information Systems in Natural Resource Mngmt

One of the following
MAST 200 The Oceans 3
MAST 382

Introduction to Ocean Sciences

One of the following
MATH 221 Calculus I 3
MATH 241

Analytic Geometry and Calculus A

Two additional GEOL, MAST or GEOG courses at the 300+ level 6-8
12 credits from the following.  Note: BISC207, CHEM103 & PHYS201 are recommended.
There are co- and/or pre-requisites for all of the courses listed below.
BISC 207 Introductory Biology I 4
BISC 208 Introductory Biology II 4
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II 4
PHYS 201 Introductory Physics I 4
PHYS 202 Introductory Physics II 4
EDUC 413 Adolescent Development and Educational Psychology 4
EDUC 414 Teaching Exceptional Adolescents 3
EDUC 419 Diversity in Secondary Education 3
EDUC 420 Reading in the Content Area 1
EDUC 400 Student Teaching 9
SCEN 491 Teaching Science in Secondary Schools 4
SCEN 492 Student Teaching Seminar: Secondary Science 3
A grade of C- or better is required in PHYS 133 and all of the required EDUC, GEOG (or APEC), GEOL, MAST and SCEN courses.
To be eligible to student teach, Earth Science Education students must have an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher with an earth science content GPA of 2.75 or higher. The earth science content GPA is calculated from grades received in PHYS 133 and the required GEOG (or APEC), GEOL, and MAST courses. They must also pass a teacher competency test as established by the University Council on Teacher Education. Students must consult with the teacher education program coordinator to obtain the student teaching application and other information concerning student teaching policies.
After required courses are completed, sufficient elective credits must be taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree.


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