Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    Jun 17, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Interdisciplinary Studies/General Science with Childhood Education Certification

Hegis Code 4901

General Science Concentration

The Interdisciplinary Science major was designed to provide a broad background in science for those students interested in teaching at the elementary level. Elementary teachers are expected to teach a broad spectrum of science topics including biology, chemistry, physics and earth science. Course work in each of these disciplines is included as part of the major. Students who complete this major will also be prepared to serve as science coordinators at the elementary level.

Students who are majoring in general science are assigned two advisors: one from the Division of Natural Science and one from the Division of Education.

Program Requirements for the Interdisciplinary-General Science Major

One year of Biological Principles

One year of Chemical Principles

Plus: Choose an option

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Directed, but non-major courses


* Twelve (12) credits of upper level science courses must be completed at MSMC.

Recommended Course Sequence






Note on the Natural Science Seminars

NOTE: The required Natural Science Seminars BIO 3910, BIO 3920, and BIO 4900 are cross listed at CHM 3910, CHM 3920, and CHM 4900.




  •  PHL/REL Foundation
  • Art or Music Elective
  • Social Sciences Course
  • 10 hours of field work

Total: 125 or (126)


The above is a recommended sequence and some care must be taken in scheduling upper level courses since they are not offered every year.