Broad Field Science

http://www.uwplatt.edu/chemep/phys

Department: Chemistry and Engineering Physics
Department Chair: Charles R. Cornett
Office: 201 Ottensman Hall
Phone: 608-342-1651
Contact: Philip Young
Phone: 608-342-1460
E-mail: youngp@uwplatt.edu

The College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science administers an interdepartmental broad field science major and a natural science major.

Broad Field Science Comprehensive Major

The Broad Field Science Comprehensive major (along with an early adolescence-adolescence education major) is designed to prepare students for early adolescence - adolescence certification in broad field science and upper-level certification in the areas of concentration.

The requirements for an interdepartmental broad field science major include:

A foundation of required courses from each of the four science areas: (39-40 credits)

Biology

Chemistry

Earth and Space Science

And one of the following

Physics

(Or the sequence PHYSICS 2510, 2530, 2610, 2640, for 9 credits.)

Approved concentrations from two of the science areas or a minor in one area: (14-24 credits)

Biology

Elective (3 credits)

Chemistry

Earth and Space Science

Physics

One of the following mathematics sequences (6-9 credits):

Demonstrate proficiency with microcomputer applications.

Natural Science Minor

The Natural Science Minor is only available to B-11 or middle level education majors.

A minimum of one course (or lecture and lab combination) from each of the following areas:

Astronomy

Biology

Chemistry

Geosciences

Physics

*Must be selected if this science area is chosen to satisfy the two-semester concentration specified in part 2.

A two-semester concentration is required in one science area.

Biology

Chemistry

Geosciences

And one of the following:

Physics