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Courses

Biology Education

Students in the Biology Education program will have a program of study that combines the liberal arts core, a natural science major, and education courses.

  • History
  • Social science course other than history or psychology
  • Fine arts
  • Humanities course other than fine arts or history
  • Approved humanities or social science with non-Western content
  • Foreign language through Syracuse University’s 101 level or its equivalent. Successful completion of three years/levels of the same high school foreign language may meet this requirement.

Unless you have appropriate AP credit that calls for replacements, students take the courses listed in the Arts and Sciences instructions for Biology majors. Those include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Calculus I
  • A humanities or social science course
  • Writing studio
  • First-Year Forum in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • First-Year Forum in the School of Education

Chemistry Education

Students in the Chemistry Education program will have a program of study that combines the liberal arts core, a natural science major, and education courses.

  • History
  • Social science course other than history or psychology
  • Arts and culture
  • Humanities course other than fine arts or history
  • Approved humanities or social science with non-Western content
  • Foreign language through Syracuse University’s 101 level, or its equivalent. Successful completion of three years/levels of the same high school foreign language may meet this requirement.

Students should plan to take the following courses in their first semester:

  • General Chemistry
  • Calculus I
  • Physics
  • Writing studio
  • First-Year Forum in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • First-Year Forum in the School of Education

Earth Science Education

Students in the Earth Science Education program will have a program of study that combines the liberal arts core, an earth sciences major, and education courses.

  • History
  • Social science course other than history or psychology
  • Fine arts
  • Humanities course other than fine arts or history
  • Approved humanities or social science with non-Western content (you will learn more about the options from your Education advisor in the coming semester)
  • Foreign language through Syracuse University’s 101 level, or its equivalent. Successful completion of three years/levels of the same high school foreign language may meet this requirement.

Additionally, a typical course selection might include:

  • Geology
  • Calculus I
  • Writing studio
  • A social sciences or humanities course
  • First-Year Forum in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • First-Year Forum in the School of Education  

Click here to view all undergraduate courses and requirements offered by the Earth Sciences Department.

Physics Education

Students in the Physics Education program will have a program of study that combines the liberal arts core, a natural science major, and education courses.

  • History
  • Social science course other than history or psychology
  • Fine arts
  • Humanities course other than fine arts of history
  • Approved humanities or social science with non-Western content
  • Foreign language through Syracuse University’s 101 level, or its equivalent. Successful completion of three years/levels of the same high school foreign language may meet this requirement.

In their first semester, Physics students will typically complete the following coursework:

  • PHY 211/221 as the first physics course
  • Calculus I as a co-requisite
  • WRT 105 or the alternative CAS 100  
  • First-Year Forum in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • First-Year Forum in the School of Education
  • Another science or a social science and/or humanities courses