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.
To earn this degree, students must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including General Education requirements and the major requirements below.
A minimum of 38 credits in the natural sciences, plus courses in related areas, is required for the B.S. in Natural Sciences degree. The required science courses are:
|Natural Sciences Courses|
|BI111||Life: Human Biology||4.0|
|CH113||General Chemistry I||4.0|
|CH151||Chemistry for the Health Sciences||4.0|
|or CH114||General Chemistry II|
|PH111||Physics in Everyday Life I||4.0|
|or PH115||College Physics I|
|PH112||Physics in Everyday Life II||4.0|
|or PH116||College Physics II|
|CH211||Chemistry of the Elements||3.0|
|Select one of the following:||3.0-4.0|
|Biological Interactions: Ecology|
|Ecology & Health|
|Animals and Parasites|
|Select one of the following:||4.0|
|Astronomy & Cosmology|
|Physics of Meteorology|
|Select one of the following:||3.0|
|Introduction to Statistical Thinking|
|Experimental Design & Statistics|
|Probability & Statistics I|
|Group IV 1|
|Select two of the following:||6.0-8.0|
|Foundations Of Computer Science|
|Computer Programming I|
The first math course to be taken from group IV will be determined by the student’s score on the mathematics placement test. The choice of the other math course from group IV should be made based on the recommendation of the academic advisor.
A student must earn a GPA of 2.5 or better after completing 24 of the required credits to continue the program.
For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.