Jun 25, 2019  
2013-2014 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2013) 
2013-2014 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Earth Science (Composite Teaching) - BS

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College of Science

Department of Geology

Students must complete the General Education Requirements :

  •   will fulfill the Physical Sciences Breadth Requirement

Student must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :

  •   and   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)


Earth Science Composite Teaching Major (95 credits)

Students must also complete the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) as follows:


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

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 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)

30 USU credits

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)


Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 )


General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 




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