University Studies - BS, Science for Secondary Teaching Concentration

The BS in University Studies, Science for Secondary Teaching area of concentration consists of courses that give students desiring secondary-school teaching credentials a solid foundation in life, earth and physical sciences. In particular, the courses chosen encompass the science composite areas test by the State of Texas and TExES. These are the courses currently required for the science composite certificate.

ATMO 201Weather and Climate 13
ASTR 101
ASTR 102
Basic Astronomy
and Observational Astronomy 1
CHEM 101
CHEM 111
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHEM 102
CHEM 112
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II 1
GEOG 203Planet Earth 13-4
or GEOL 101   or Principles of Geology 
PHYS 201College Physics 14
or PHYS 218   or Mechanics 
PHYS 202College Physics 14
Select twelve hours from the following: 112
Chordate Anatomy
Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Plants and People
Invertebrate Zoology
Critical Writing in Biology
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis
Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
Chemistry of Environmental Pollution
Analytical Chemistry
Pattern and Process in Biogeography
Natural Hazards
Coastal Processes
Mineral Resources
Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Integrated Earth Science
Introduction to Geological Field Methods
Planetary Geology
Principles of Geological Writing
GNSS in the Geosciences
Environmental Geology
Interdisciplinary Oceanography
University and College Requirements
Select one of the following:
Engineering Mathematics I
Calculus I for Biological Sciences
Analytic Geometry and Calculus
Select one of the following:
Engineering Mathematics II
Calculus II for Biological Sciences
Life and physical sciences
ATMO 202Weather and Climate Laboratory1
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I4
BIOL 112Introductory Biology II4
Language, philosophy and culture (with an ENGL prefix)3
Creative arts3
Social and behavioral sciences3
Select one of the following:
Understanding Special Populations
Foundations of Education in a Multicultural Society
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity
American history6
POLS 206American National Government 23
POLS 207State and Local Government 23
Minor 115-18
Minor 215-18
General Electives 31-7
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Must make a grade of "C" or better.


Completion of four semesters of upper-level ROTC may be substitute for three hours of this requirement.


Courses 100-499 not used elsewhere.