Science Education BS:  Major Requirements

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Calculus:  ONE series from the following.
MATH 11A + 11B Calculus with Applications
MATH 19A + 19B Calculus for Science, Engineering, & Mathematics

Advanced Mathematics:  ONE of the following.
AMS 5 Statistics
MATH 21 Linear Algebra
MATH 22 Calculus of Several Variables
EART 111 Mathematics in Earth Sciences

General Chemistry:  CHEM 1A + 1B/M + 1C/N

Biology:  BIOL 20A + BIOE 20B + BIOE 20C

Geology:  ONE of the following.
EART 5/L California Geology
EART 10/L Geological Principles
EART 20/L Environmental Geology

Physics:  PHYS 6A/L + 6B/M

Astronomy:  ASTR 2 Overview of the Universe (recommended) or another lower division Astronomy course.

Education:  EDUC 50 Cal Teach 1:  Science [2 units]


Earth Science:  EART 110A/L Evolution of the Earth
EART 110B/M Earth as a Chemical System
EART 109/L Elements of Field Geology OR both EART 120/L Sedimentology and Stratigraphy + EART 150/L Structural Geology

Ocean Sciences:  OCEA 102 Ocean and Climates: Past, Present, and Future

Education:  EDUC 100C Cal Teach 2: Science
EDUC 185C Intro to Teaching Science
EDUC 185L Cal Teach 3: Intro to Teaching

Science Elective:  ONE 5 unit upper-division EART or OCEA course

Laboratory:  ONE upper-division EART or OCEA course with a 1 or 2 unit lab

Education Elective:  ONE of the following.
EDUC 128 Immigrants & Education
EDUC 141 Bilingualism & Schooling
EDUC 164 Urban Education
EDUC 181 Race, Class, & Culture in Education

Disciplinary Communication (DC) Requirement:  TWO of the four required electives must be completed from courses that are part of the Eart Sciences Disciplinary Communication Curriculum:
EART 100 Vertebrate Paleontology
EART 101 The Fossil Record
EART 102 Marine Geology
EART 104 Geologic Hazards
EART 109 Elements of Field Geology
EART 120 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
EART 125 Analytical Paleobiology
EART 140 Geomorphology
EART 146 Ground Water
EART 148 Glaciology
EART 150 Structural Geology
EART 152 Tectonics
EART 160 Planetary Sciences
EART 188A Summer Field Internship
EART 191A Climate Change Science and Policy
EART 195 Senior Thesis

Students in the Science Education Concentration must complete the DC requirement by taking Education 185L in addition to either Earth Sciences 109 or both Earth Sciences 120 and 150.

Comprehensive (Senior Exit) Requirement:  For more information on satisfying the comprehensive requirement, please see the Senior Capstone page.