Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

Earth Science (7-12) (BS)

For admission and continuation in the Earth Science 7-12 Bachelor of Science and all Adolescence Education courses students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students wishing to be recommended by the College for certification must successfully complete the education sequence.  In order to finish the sequence in two years it is recommended that students begin coursework at the beginning of their junior year.

General Education Requirements  42 credits 
Major Requirements  86-89 credits 
Total Credits Required  120* credits

*21-24 credits required for the Major also satisfy general education requirements.

General Education Requirements

This program has a waiver to specify particular courses students must take in the areas of the General Education Requirements (Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning, Life and Physical Sciences, Scientific World and College Option). If students take different courses in these areas, they will be certified as having completed the requirements, but it may not be possible for them to finish their degree program within the regular number of credits.

ENG 111Introduction to College Writing(EC)

3

ENG 151College Writing(EC)

3

 

MTH 230Calculus I with Pre-Calculus(MQ)(STEM)

6

OR

MTH 231Analytic Geometry and Calculus I(MQ)(STEM)

3

 

CHM 141General Chemistry I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

 

PSY 100Psychology(IS)

3

World Cultures and Global Issues Course(WG)

3

US Experience in its Diversity Course(US)

3

Creative Expression Course(CE)

3

CHM 142General Chemistry II(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

BIO 180General Biology II(SW)(STEM)

3

 

EDP 220Special Educational Needs of People with Disabilities(RLA)

3

CHM 121General Chemistry I Laboratory(CO)

1

CHM 127General Chemistry II Laboratory(CO)

1

MTH 232Calculus II(MQ)(STEM)

3

GEO 210Earth Materials(LP)(SW)(STEM)

4

Total Credit Hours:42-45
 

Major Requirements

GEO 102Earth Systems History(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

GEO 103Earth Systems History Lab(CO)

1

GEO 115Fundamentals of Physical Geology(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

GEO 116Fundamentals of Physical Geology Laboratory(CO)

1

ESC 110Meteorology and Climatology(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

ESC 111Meteorology and Climatology Laboratory(CO)

1

 

MTH 229Calculus Computer Laboratory(RLA)

1

MTH 230Calculus I with Pre-Calculus(MQ)(STEM)

6

MTH 232Calculus II(MQ)(STEM)

3

OR

MTH 229Calculus Computer Laboratory(RLA)

1

MTH 231Analytic Geometry and Calculus I(MQ)(STEM)

3

MTH 232Calculus II(MQ)(STEM)

3

 

CHM 141General Chemistry I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

CHM 121General Chemistry I Laboratory(CO)

1

CHM 142General Chemistry II(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

CHM 127General Chemistry II Laboratory(CO)

1

PHY 120General Physics I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

PHY 121General Physics I Laboratory(CO)

1

PHY 160General Physics II(SW)(STEM)

3

PHY 161General Physics II Laboratory(CO)

1

BIO 170General Biology I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

BIO 171General Biology I Laboratory(CO)

1

BIO 180General Biology II(SW)(STEM)

3

BIO 181General Biology II Laboratory(RLA)

1

BIO 329Marine Biology and Oceanography(RNL)

4

AST 230Planetary Geology(RLA)

3

GEO 210Earth Materials(LP)(SW)(STEM)

4

GEO 212Sedimentology and Stratigraphy(RLA)

4

GEO 310Geochemistry(RLA)

4

Education Sequence

EDS 201Social Foundations of Secondary Education(RLA)

4

EDS 202Psychological Foundations of Secondary Education(RLA)

4

EDS 304The Pedagogy of Secondary School in Science(RNL)

4

EDS 318The Secondary School Curriculum in Science(RNL)

4

EDS 400Student Teaching in Secondary Education(RNL)

6

EDS 401Reflection and Analysis in Student Teaching in Secondary Education(RNL)

2

 

Total Credit Hours: 86-89

General Criteria for Entry into the Education Sequences
Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above to enroll in introductory (foundations) education courses (EDS 201, EDS 202). Students whose GPAs are below 3.0 but above 2.9 may appeal for special permission to enroll in an introductory foundations course. All students apply for admission to an educational sequence while enrolled in one of the 200-level foundations courses listed above. Applicants must have already taken the NYSTCE Academic Literacy and Skills Test (ALST). Students who are denied admission to the an educational sequence may appeal the decision. Instructions for the appeal processes, including deadlines, are available in the School of Education office located in Building 3S, Room 208.
Criteria for Continuing in the Educational Sequences
Students must develop and maintain a program portfolio as outlined in the program handbook. Students must earn a C+ or above in each education class. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 throughout the program.

Chemistry Advisory

One-year of high school chemistry is required prior to entry into CHM 141 and CHM 121.  If you have not completed one-year of high school chemistry you will be required to complete CHM 100 and CHM 101 prior to registering for CHM 141 and CHM 121.

Mathematics Minimum Grade Requirement

A grade of C or above is required in MTH 230, MTH 231, and MTH 232. Students will be allowed to repeat courses, if necessary.

Mathematics Placement

Depending on mathematics placement, some students may have to complete MTH 30, and/or MTH 35 and/or MTH 123, and/or MTH 130 prior to enrolling in MTH 230/229 or MTH 231/229.

Prerequisite Advisory

EDS 202 has a prerequisite of three credits in psychology.  PSY 100, which also satisfies the Individual and Society general education requirement, is strongly recommended.
NYS Certification Requirement
EDP 220 is a requirement for NYS Certification and may also be used to satisfy the social science general education requirement. Students are encouraged to take this course prior to graduation.

Total Credit Hours: 120

Honors

Students may graduate with honors if they maintain a 3.5 GPA in the major, and complete GEO 460 Capstone Research Seminar and Thesis.