The interdisciplinary natural sciences degree was designed for those who wish to teach sciences in elementary school. Courses in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, and computer science provide a comprehensive background for teaching. Hands-on experiences with active learning provide students with confidence in the skills they will need to inspire young students to enjoy learning science.
B.A. in Natural Sciences
The major in natural sciences prepares students for employment as teachers and/or scientists in industrial laboratories and for further study in the sciences. Students are grounded in the fundamental concepts in biology, chemistry, physics and earth science. The major will build skills for planning and carrying out laboratory experiments in science and provide students with an intellectual foundation that will help them understand recent advances in science and technology. Although any student may choose natural sciences as a major, the program is ideally suited for elementary teachers with an interest in science.
Research provides evidence that the strength of the science teacher’s knowledge makes a difference in student performance. Empowered by knowledge from mathematics and all the branches of the natural sciences, students will serve their community as successful science teachers and be able to be leaders for science education in their schools.
Georgian Court University Dual Degree
Students participating in the dual degree agreements Georgian Court with Burlington County College and Ocean County College should refer to the Admission of Students Participating in Dual Degree Agreement portion of the Admission section at the beginning of Undergraduate Catalog.