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.

Program

To earn a B.S. in Natural Sciences, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including:

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

Courses

Science:

  • BI109 Environmental Biology (4)
  • BI111 Life: Human Biology (4)
  • CH111 The World of Chemistry (4)
  • CH112 Chemistry in Your Life (4)
  • CH211 Chemistry of the Elements (4)
  • PH111 How Things Work: Physics in Everyday Life I (4)
  • PH112 How Things Work: Physics in Everyday Life II (4)
  • SC405 Earth Science (4)
  • Choice of Group I courses (pick one):
    • BI305 Biological Interactions: Cell, Organism & Ecological Communication & Coordination (4)
    • BI324 Botany (4)
    • BI325 Zoology (4) or
    • BI340 Principles of Ecology (4)
  • Choice of Group II courses (pick one):
    • PH334 Astronomy: Stars, Planets, Galaxies, & the Universe (4)
    • PH337 Physics of Meteorology (4)
    • SC393 Coastal Geomorphology (3)
    • SC433 Oceanography (4)

Math:

  • Choice of Group III courses (pick one):
    • MA103 Making Sense of Data: Statistical Thinking (3)
    • BI203 Data Collection & Analysis in the Sciences (3)
    • MA331 Probability & Statistics I (3)
  • Choice of Group IV courses (pick two):
    • MA109 College Algebra (3)
    • MA110 Precalculus (3)
    • MA115 Calculus I (4)
    • MA116 Calculus II (4)
    • CS111 Foundations of Computer Science (3)
    • CS123 Computer Programming I (4)
    • MA209 Linear Algebra (3)
    • MA210 Discrete Mathematics (3)

Note: Placement test determines first Group IV course; academic advisor recommendation should be considered for second Group IV class.

Teaching Credentials

  • Early Childhood Education (P–3) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement
  • Elementary Education (K–6) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement*

*Teacher of English as a Second Language option available

For required professional courses in education, please refer to the School of Education.