Apr 20, 2024  
Spring 2021 Catalog 
Spring 2021 Catalog FINAL VERSION - Closed for Revisions

Natural Science: Earth Science Option for Teacher Certification, B.S.

This major is a Multidisciplinary  major.

Consists of 60-75 credits:



The United States Department of Education requires institutions that provide distance education to disclose information for programs leading to professional certification or licensure about whether each program meets state educational requirements for initial licensure or certification. Following is this disclosure information for this program:

The requirements of this program meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:


The requirements of this program do not meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:

Not applicable

The requirements of this program have not been determined if they meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming; District of Columbia; American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Earth Science Minor

A minor in earth science consisting of 22 credits is required.


ASTR 205   and ASTR 206  may be used in earth science minor in replacement of ASTR 311  and one elective credit.


Choose from:

10-14 credits

5-9 credits

Physics, 10-14 credits

Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

At least 14 credits must be earned in one of the areas listed above (or 9 credits in chemistry if CHEM 117  is taken).


See individual departments (Biology , Chemistry , Geography and Geology , Physics and Astronomy ) for course combination restrictions.