B.S., General Science

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Admission to this program is currently suspended.

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 130 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
B.S. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.S. degree requirements.
General Science Program Requirements
BIOL F115XFundamentals of Biology I4
BIOL F116XFundamentals of Biology II4
CHEM F105XGeneral Chemistry I 14
CHEM F106XGeneral Chemistry II 14
GEOS F101XThe Dynamic Earth4
GEOS F112XThe History of Earth and Life4
MATH F151XCollege Algebra for Calculus4
MATH F152XTrigonometry3
MATH F251XCalculus I 24
PHYS F123XCollege Physics I4
PHYS F124XCollege Physics II4
Complete one of the following by the start of the junior year: 320
Two majors
One major and two minors 4
Complete one of the following:20-24
Complete a second major from the following: biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, physics or mathematics. 5
Complete two minors, one of which must be in the natural sciences or mathematics, while the other may be selected from the following disciplines: anthropology, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, history, political science or economics. 6
Complete the baccalaureate capstone requirement as determined by the program.

Requirements for General Science Teachers (grades 7-12)

  1. Complete all the requirements of the general science B.S.
  2. If the student opts for one major and two minors, all must represent science or mathematics disciplines.
  3. All prospective science teachers must complete the following:
PHIL F481Philosophy of Science3

Note: We strongly recommend that prospective secondary science teachers seek advising from the Alaska College of Education early in their undergraduate degree program so they can be appropriately advised of the State of Alaska requirements for teacher licensure. Students will apply for admission to the Alaska College of Education's post-baccalaureate teacher preparation program, a one-year intensive program, during their senior year.