Science

Minor

  • A minimum of only 18 credits required! 
  • Classroom and hands-on lab experience
  • Dedicated faculty

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Accomplished Science Faculty


Deanne Garver, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Courses: Organic Chemistry, Chemistry

Mary Ann Smith, B.S., B.A., M.A.
Courses: Introductory Chemistry and General Chemistry

Jay P. Clymer III, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Courses: Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Earth Science and Environmental Science

Michael Kiel, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Associate Professor of Biology
Courses: Cell biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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Minor in Science/Nutrition and Dietetics Majors


A minimum of 18 credits is required. Required courses include:

BIOL 121 & 122 Anatomy and Physiology I & II
6
BIOL 234 Introduction to Molecular & Cellular Biology and Nutrigenomics
3
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry
3
CHEM 310 Introduction to Biochemistry
3

The Nutrition and Dietetics student must also take 1 additional Science three credit course offered for science majors.

B.S. General Science/Secondary Education


A total of 52 Science credits are required to complete the degree, in addition to Education Department credits and liberal arts credit requirements. The following courses are required.

BIOL 121, 121L Anatomy and Physiology I
4
BIOL 122, 122L Anatomy and Physiology II
4
BIOL 150, 150L General Biology I
4
BIOL 151, 151L General Biology II
4
BIOL 351 Evolution
3
BIOL 410 Science Literacy Capstone
2
BIOL 411B Curriculum Methods and Materials
4
CHEM 131, 131L General Chemistry I
4
CHEM 132, 132L General Chemistry II
4
CHEM 221, 221L Organic Chemistry I
4
ENVS 420, 420L Ecology
4
PHYS 303, 303L General Physics I
4
PHYS 304, 304L General Physics II
4
MATH 216 Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
3

In addition, students must fulfill the requirements of the Department of Education (total of 34 Education credits). The curriculum requirements discussed in this section are subject to change, based on guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Professional Education Requirements for Teacher Education Programs in Biology or General Science

EDUC 001-003 Field Experience 0
EDUC 100, 101 Introduction to Education .5, .5
SPED 100 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities 3
PSY 252 Adolescent Psychology 3
EDUC 311* Educational Psychology 3
SPED 367* Behavioral Management recommended 3
EDUC 411A* Effective Instruction in Secondary and K-12 Education 3
EDUC 414* Social Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 442/SPED300 Student Teaching/CurriculumAdaptations 9, 3
EDUC 461* Methods, Materials, and Assessment ELL 3

*require upper level screening

Additional critical information is contained in the Education section of the catalog.

The curriculum requirements discussed in this section are subject to change, based on guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.