May 29, 2020  
2019-20 Catalog 
2019-20 Catalog

Natural Science - Life Science, (with Teacher Licensure, Grades 7-12) BS

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For the natural sciences major interested in a career in education, the Department of Natural Sciences, in conjunction with the Department of Teacher Education, offers five baccalaureates in natural science accompanied by licensure. Students seeking a BSNS with licensure are assigned a faculty advisor in both departments.

Degree Requirements

General Education Program 21 Hours

1. The Oral Communication requirement of the GEP will be satisfied by the EDUC1115 requirement of the BSNS-AYA degree.
2. The Quantitative Reasoning requirement of the GEP will be satisfied by the Math Proficiency requirement (MATH1250 or MATH2110) of the BSNS-AYA degree.
3. The Engaged Citizenry requirement of the GEP will be satisfied by the EDUC2245 requirement of the BSNS-AYA degree.
4. The Human Behavior requirement of the GEP will be satisfied by the PSYC1101 requirement of the BSNS-AYA degree.
5. The Natural Science requirement of the GEP will be satisfied within the core science requirements of the BSNS-AYA degree.
See the General Education Program Requirements by Content Category  for further information about the GEP. 

First Year Experience 1 Hour
Professional Education Core 18 Hours
Related Studies 9 Hours
EDAE Courses - including Capstone EDAE4385/4386 21 Hours
Life Science Curriculum 48-51 Hours
General Electives 3 Hours
Total Credit Hours in Degree 120 Hours


First Year Experience: University Foundations

Teacher Education Curriculum


Proficiency in MATH1250 (Trigonometry) through completion, or through placement in, and completion of, a higher level math (i.e. MATH2110 Calculus), is required for all BS-Natural Science concentrations.

General Electives (3 Hours)

See Special Notes below.

Bachelor Degrees

Special Notes

  • Students must complete—at Shawnee State— at least 12 credit hours in their majors. The 12 hours must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level. In the case of the BS natural science, at least 8 of the 12 upper division hours must be in the first concentration.
  • General Electives:  Elective hours are not limited to any particular area of study and can be earned in science to enhance the major or to complete requirements for a minor. Courses from all departments of the University can be used to satisfy the electives requirements. Electives should include courses in the arts and humanities. Coherent groups of courses are encouraged and should be chosen with the student’s career objectives and personal interests in mind. Consultation with your faculty advisor is highly recommended so that electives can be an important component of your educational experience.

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