• General Science 1
  • General Science Teacher Certification Program Requirements

    Degree programs within the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Physical Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics share a common core of courses. Students in these programs must complete the Basic Curriculum, the appropriate core curriculum for their major as listed below and the major curriculum.

    Core Curriculum for Environmental Sciences Comprehensive Majors: 42 hours

    • BY 450. Ecology (4)
    • EN 100. Introduction to Environmental Sciences (4)
    • EN 308. Seminar in Environmental Sciences (1)
    • EN 360. Environmental Chemistry (3)
    • EN 400. Senior Seminar (1)
    • EN 404. Research Design and Data Analysis (3)
    • EN 409. Environmental Sciences Internship (12)
    • EN 441. Environmental Toxicology (4)
    • EN 495. Research in Environmental Sciences (3)
    • ES 100. Introduction to Geology (4)

    General Science (Teacher Certification): 45 hours
    • BY 389. Advanced Laboratory Practicum in Biology (1)
    • ES 100. Introduction to Geology (4)
    • PH 201. College Physics I (4)
    • PH 202. College Physics II (4)
    Electives from the following list in at least two different areas: 9 hours
    • BY 307. Independent Study in Biology (1-8)
    • BY 314. Trees and Shrubs of Alabama (4)
    • BY 393. Paleontology (4)
    • BY 410. Field Botany (4)
    • BY 420. Field Zoology (4)
    • BY 428. Vertebrate Zoology (4)
    • BY 429. Entomology (4)
    • BY 457. Natural History of the Black Belt (3)
    • BY 461. Aquatic Biology (4)
    • CH 321. Analytical Chemistry (4)
    • CH 422. Instrumental Analysis (4)
    • CH 480. Forensic Chemistry (4)
    • EN 307. Independent Study in Environmental Sciences (1-8)
    • EN 453. Appalachian Ecology (4)
    • EN 454. Conservation Biology (3)
    • EN 456. Ecological Restoration (3)
    • EN 458. Subtropical Ecology (4)
    • EN 480. Environmental Law (3)
    • GE 370. Environmental Geology (4)

    Note(s):  Students pursuing teacher certification in Science should follow the pattern listed above. Students should refer to the College of Education section of the Catalogue for a listing of additional requirements for teacher certification.