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2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Earth Science (Composite Teaching) - BA, BS


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College of Science

Department of Geology

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  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
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Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link

NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)  and STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)  

Requires a 3.00 GPA

A grade of C or better is required in all Chemistry and Physics prefix courses

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 3.0 GPA, ACT scores of 21 composite and 20 verbal/English and 19 mathematics/quantitative

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I   4     CHEM 1220: Principles of Chemistry II (BPS)   4    
CHEM 1215: Chemical Principles Laboratory I   1     CHEM 1225: Chemical Principles Laboratory II   1    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
GEO 1110: Physical Geology (BPS)   3     GEO 3200: The Earth Through Time (DSC)   3    
GEO 1115: Physical Geology Laboratory   1     GEO 3205: Earth Through Time Laboratory    1     
MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)   4        3  
Comments

Students may need to complete prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in MATH 1210 .  See the General Catalog for prerequisites or contact the Mathematics and Statistics Department

 

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

GEO 3600: Geomorphology   4     GEO 3500: Minerals and Rocks   4    
PHYS 1040: Introductory Astronomy (BPS)   3     PHYS 2210: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (BPS/QI)   4    
   3   PHYS 2215: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab I   1    
   3      3  
PSC 2000: The Atmosphere and Weather (BPS)  OR PSC 4810: Climate and Climate Change (DSC/QI)   3  OR 3        3  
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

GEO 3550: Sedimentation and Stratigraphy   4     GEO 3700: Structural Geology   4    
PHYS 2220: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (BPS/QI)   4     ITLS 5500: Integration and Innovation of Technology in Education    3    
PHYS 2225: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab II   1     SCED 5100: Motivation and Classroom Management   3    
SCED 3300: Clinical Experience I   1     SCED 3210: Educational and Multicultural Foundations (DSS/CI)   3    
SCED 3400: Teaching Science I   3     SCED 4300: Clinical Experience II   1    
   3   SCED 4400: Teaching Science II   3    
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

TEAL 4710: Language and Cultural Diversity in Education  or TEAL 4745: Second Language/Literacy Acquisition and Development   3   or 3     ENVS 4610: Foundations of Environmental Education  OR WILD 2200: Ecology of Our Changing World (BLS)   3  OR 3   A separate BLS course will not be required if WILD 2200  is taken.
SCED 5200: Language, Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (CI)   3     SCED 5500: Student Teaching Seminar   2    
SCED 4210: Assessment and Curriculum Design   3     SCED 5630: Student Teaching in Secondary Schools   10    
SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities   2          
STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)   3          
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Admission Requirements For This Major
New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to this major. A 3.0 GPA, ACT scores of 21 composite and 20 verbal/English and 19 mathematics/quantitative and 60 credits of coursework are required for admission to the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP). Students should contact the School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) for information on additional admission criteria.

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other USU majors need a 3.0 GPA, ACT scores of 21 composite and 20 verbal/English and 19 mathematics/quantitative to be admitted to the major. They also need 60 credits of coursework to be admitted to the STEP. Students should contact the School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) for information on additional admission criteria.


The Program
A bachelor's degree in the Earth Science—Composite Teaching Major includes: University Studies, as required by the College of Science; the Composite Teaching Major; and the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP). Students majoring in the Earth Science—Composite Teaching Major will complete courses which provide an in-depth understanding of geological principles. 


The Earth Science—Composite Teaching Major program is fully accredited by the Utah State Office of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

 

Graduation Requirements:

Students must complete the Minimum University Graduation and University Studies General Education and Depth Requirements.

Students must complete the General Education Requirements  :

  • GEO 1110  in conjunction with CHEM 1220  will fulfill the Exploration requirement
  • MATH 1210  will fulfill the Quantitative Literacy (QL) requirement
  • PHYS 1040  will fulfill the Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) requirement
  • ENGL 1010  and ENGL 2010  will fulfill the Communications Literacy requirement
  • Three credits of approved courses in: American Institutions (BAI), Creative Arts (BCA), Humanities (BHU), Life Sciences (BLS) and Social Sciences (BSS)

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements  :

  • SCED 3210  and SCED 5200  will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
  • STAT 3000  will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
  • SCED 3210  will fulfill the Social Sciences (DSS) requirement
  • GEO 3200   will fulfill the  Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) requirement
  • Two credits of approved 3000-level or above courses in Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)

 

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