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Georgian Court University is monitoring COVID-19 case trends. Vaccines are mandatory, and boosters are required for all students as of Fall 2022. The university will lift the limits on in-person meetings and will return to a mask-optional policy on Monday, June 6, 2022. Students are reminded that under the mask-optional policy, faculty may require masking during class sessions. Please continue to keep a mask with you at all times.

Please see the updated Fall 2022 Policy for Students for more details.

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Natural Sciences

The B.S. in Natural Sciences program at Georgian Court University is designed for prospective teachers who have a passion for science.

This interdisciplinary program exposes you to biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, mathematics, and computer science so you’ll have the broad background necessary to excel at teaching. Plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning will engage you in the program and prepare you to teach young minds about science.

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 take courses in biology, chemistry, physics, earth science and mathematics. The laboratory work 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 students interested in pursuing a career as an Early Childhood Education (P–3), Elementary Education (K–6), or English as a Second Language (ESL) science teacher. Empowered by knowledge from mathematics and all the branches of the natural sciences, students can serve their community as successful science teachers and be able to be leaders for science education in their schools.

Transfer Regulations

Students must complete a minimum of 24 credits in the natural sciences program at Georgian Court, including SC405 Earth Science.

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

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