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2011-2012 Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Earth Science/General Science — Secondary, BAE


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Combined major offered by the Department of Geology, College of Sciences and Technology and the Department of Science Education, College of Sciences and Technology.

95-109 credits

Introduction

The geology department recommends for teaching endorsement those students who have satisfactorily completed requirements for the bachelor’s degree in education with 1) an earth science secondary major or 2) a geology minor combined with a major in one of the other physical or biological sciences.

This program must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in secondary education. See the Secondary Education  section of this catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements.

This major leads to recommendation for teaching endorsements in Earth & Space Science and Science.

Admission and Declaration Process

Declaration of Major 

Some 300-level geology courses give preference to majors during Phase I of registration, so it is important to declare a major as early as possible.

Students are admitted to the BA or BS major once they have completed Geol 211. (NOTE: Grades of D-, D, or D+ are not acceptable for major and supporting courses.) Students must apply to the department for admission to the major.

Grade Requirements

Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in the secondary education professional program and in all courses required for the endorsement.

Requirements


Additional Requirements


Departmental Honors


BA or BS students and students in the University Honors program who have completed at least 4 credits of GEOL 490 and have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher meet the requirements for departmental honors. Those students who have completed at least 4 credits of GEOL 490 and have a cumulative GPA higher than 3.20 meet the requirements for departmental distinction.

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