Major in Earth-Space Science
The Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences offers an undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Earth-Space Science. This program is intended for students interested in secondary education, and is not appropriate for students interested in a professional career in geology. The program is designed to result in state certification to reach earth-space science at the secondary level, after the student completes the additional requirements of the Department of Secondary Education. Students must contact the Department of Secondary Education about admission to the Secondary Teacher Education Program after completing 45 units. A total of 57-58 units are required in this major, 12 of which also satisfy Core Curriculum requirements. Within the Earth-Space Science major, 34-35 required and elective units are within the earth, atmospheric, oceanographic and space sciences. The remaining units in the major are in the supporting physical and mathematical sciences. All required courses in this track must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. The additional Core Curriculum requirements must also be completed.
Earth-Space Science Secondary majors in the Secondary Education Concentration are eligible, upon graduation, to apply for certification to teach earth-space science for grades 7-12 in the state of Maryland.
The Earth-Space Science Secondary Education Concentration requires 127-129 units for completion. Students in this concentration must complete 100-102 required units in content and Towson UTeach courses and 27 units in Core Curriculum courses not satisfied by the major, earning a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course.
|Required Courses (53 Units)|
|ASTR 161||GENERAL ASTRONOMY I||4|
|ASTR 162||GENERAL ASTRONOMY II||4|
|BIOL 120||PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY [LECTURE]||3|
|BIOL 120L||PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY [LAB]||1|
|GEOL 121||PHYSICAL GEOLOGY||4|
|GEOL 123||HISTORICAL GEOLOGY||4|
|GEOL 357||PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY||3|
|CHEM 131||GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LECTURE||3|
|CHEM 131L||GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY||1|
|CHEM 132||GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LECTURE||3|
|CHEM 132L||GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY||1|
|MATH 115||BASIC MATHEMATICS FOR THE SCIENCES||3|
|PHYS 211||GENERAL PHYSICS I; NON CALCULUS-BASED||4|
|PHYS 212||GENERAL PHYSICS II; NON CALCULUS-BASED||4|
|GEOL 305||ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY||4|
|Elective (3-4 Units)|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|STUDIES IN NATURAL HAZARDS|
|SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY|
1: Each graduate will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the constitution of the earth and its history in the solar system.
2: Each graduate will be able to articulate scientific information through creative persuasive and influential presentations in both oral and written formats.
3: Each graduate will be able to demonstrate information literacy and technological competency using electronic database resources in order to develop an argument and organize supporting materials.