Choose Broad Field Science at UW-Platteville

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Broad Field Science program provides an expansive perspective of the foundations of science and technology. It’s an ideal program if you envision teaching in the future, you’ll gain valuable knowledge across a wide spectrum of topics.

Our curriculum offers opportunities to build a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics, and mathematics. The strong lab component of many of our courses, along with hands-on experiences with instruments that support faculty-student research activities, offer a well-rounded education. Should you wish to pursue a teaching career, you’ll also complete coursework in the school of education.

At UW-Platteville, broad field science graduates are well prepared to apply for teaching licensure.

A Unique Program

  • Streamlined path to multiple certifications through concentrations in biology, chemistry, physics, or earth and space science
  • Teacher Certification prepares graduates for successful careers in teaching of any science discipline
  • Practicing teachers can earn additional certifications by completing an area of concentration

"When I decided I wanted to be a science teacher, I was going to major in biology and only wanted to teach high school biology. When I was looking at majors at UW-Platteville, my mom suggested Broad Field Science. I realized being able to teach biology, chemistry, and general science or middle school science would be beneficial as a teacher and would make me more marketable. What I love about the Broad Field Science major is that it's given me so many different options and allowed me to explore multiple fields of interest."

Amalia Delwiche, Broad Field Science major