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CATALOG • 2009-2010


General Science – Major

For information, contact Mr. Brian Exton.

This major is designed to allow science-oriented students to gain a broadly-based science background for use with a variety of associated vocations, including teaching, business, writing, communications and the legal professions. Defined programs are the General Science Major with Secondary Teacher Certification (co-major with Education), and General Science without teacher certification. The secondary education program permits teaching general or physical science in grades 7-12. Teacher certification candidates must have at least a 3.000 cumulative grade-point average to be admitted to the student-teaching term, as well as a 3.000 cumulative grade-point average in the major.

Requirements for the General Science Major with
Secondary Education Co-major

BIO 121 Principles of Biology I 4 credits
BIO 122 Principles of Biology II 4 credits
BIO 235 Ecology, Evolution, and Genetics 4 credits
CHE 111 Chemical Principles 4 credits
CHE 112 Chemical Equilibrium and Analysis 4 credits
PHY 101 Introductory College Physics I 4 credits
PHY 102 Introductory College Physics II 4 credits
Plus 1 or 2 credits of Hawk Mountain course offerings (see listing under Biology).

Plus choose three from the following courses:
GSC 101 Physical Geology 4 credits
GSC 103 Astronomy 4 credits
GSC 104 Historical Geology 3 credits
GSC 105 Energy Resources 3 credits
GSC 106 Weather and Climate 4 credits
GSC 110 Geology of the National Parks 3 credits

Plus choose one from the following courses:
BIO 207 Botany 4 credits
BIO 221 Marine Biology 4 credits
BIO 227 Microbiology 4 credits
CHE 203 Survey of Organic Chemistry 4 credits
CHE 205 Organic Chemistry I 4 credits

Plus 6 credits in mathematics from the following courses:
MAT 102 College Mathematics 3 credits
MAT 110 Probability and Statistics 3 credits
MAT 140 Precalculus 3 credits
(or any higher level mathematics course)

Plus one course in computer science (CIS 101 or EDU 306 or equivalent)

In addition, the student must meet all course requirements established by the education department for the secondary education co-major. The student must also maintain a complete portfolio of all laboratory experiments encountered throughout the science program courses. This portfolio must be submitted for examination at the end of each year.
The capstone experience requirement is satisfied during the student teaching semester, EDU 373 and 374.

Requirements for the General Science Major Without Teacher Certification

An overall grade-point average of at least 2.000 in the science and cognate courses is required for the general science major without teacher certification and at least 24 of the credits in science courses must be completed on the Cedar Crest campus. Students majoring in general science without teacher certification are urged to pursue a co-major or minor in a peripheral field that will utilize the science background provided by this program.

BIO 121 Principles of Biology I 4 credits
BIO 122 Principles of Biology II 4 credits
CHE 111 Chemical Principles 4 credits
CHE 112 Chemical Equilibrium and Analysis 4 credits
PHY 101 Introductory College Physics I 4 credits
PHY 102 Introductory College Physics II 4 credits
GSC 351 General Science Seminar 3 credits
(or an approved internship or seminar)

Plus choose three from the following courses:
GSC 101 Physical Geology 4 credits
GSC 103 Astronomy 4 credits
GSC 104 Historical Geology 3 credits
GSC 105 Energy Resources 3 credits
GSC 106 Weather and Climate 4 credits
GSC 110 Geology of the National Parks 3 credits

Plus choose one (3 credits) from the following mathematics courses:
MAT 102 College Mathematics 3 credits
MAT 105 Finite Mathematics 3 credits
MAT 140 Precalculus 3 credits
(or any higher level mathematics course)

Plus one course in computer science (CIS 101 or equivalent)