will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
Complete at least two credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following catagories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Social Sciences (DSS)
Bachelor of Arts Degree Language Requirement
Bachelor of Arts Degree
A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree signifies proficiency in one or more foreign languages. Specifically, the BA requirement may be completed in one of the following ways:
Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language by successful completion of one course at the 2020-level or higher (or its equivalent). Or
Demonstration of proficiency in American Sign Language by successful completion of COMD 4920 and COMD 4780, and by passing an exit interview. Or
Demonstration of proficiency in two foreign languages by successful completion of the 1020 course level in one language and the 2010 course level in the second language (or its equivalent). Or
Completion of an upper-division (3000-level or higher) foreign language grammar or literature course requiring the 2020 course level (or its equivalent) as a prerequisite. Conversation courses cannot be considered for satisfying this requirement.
For nonnative English-speaking students only, the following options are available:
Successful completion of the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) program for international students. Or
TOEFL, Michigan, or IELI placement scores high enough to meet the University admission criteria.
Earth Science Composite Teaching Major (95 credits)
The Teaching Science I and II courses (SCED 3400 and SCED 4400) are only taught once per year. Therefore, it is important for students to consult with their advisor to fit these courses in the correct sequence into their plan of study.
This curriculum meets the standards of the Utah Core Curriculum—Science 7-12.
All USU teacher education candidates will be required to take and pass the content exam approved by the Utah State Office of Education in their major content area prior to student teaching.
A 2.75 minimum GPA is required for both admission to and graduation from the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP).
Minimum University Requirements
Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)
Credits of C- or better
Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)
USU Credits (30 USU credits, 20 of which must be upper-division courses, 10 of which must be courses required for student's major)