Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 120 Credits)

This program offers the students an opportunity to tailor their education to their specific career goals within the field of science. It provides a basic background in biology and chemistry useful for students considering Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy or Pre-Dentistry, as well as to pursue a career in secondary education. Florida National University awards a Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences Education upon graduation from this program.

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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (42 CREDITS)

COMMUNICATIONS (9 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • ENC 1101
    English Composition I**
    3
  • ENC1102
    English Composition II**
    3
  • SPC 1017
    Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    3
HUMANITIES (6 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
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    6
BEHAVIORAL/ SOCIAL SCIENCE (6 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • DEP 2004
    Human Growth and Development
    3
  • PSY 1012
    General Psychology
    3
NATURAL SCIENCE (7 CREDITS (included 1 Lab. hour))
Credit Hours
  • BSC 1010
    General Biology I
    3
  • BSC 1010 L
    General Biology I Lab
    1
  • MCB 2000C
    Microbiology
    3
MATHEMATICS (10 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • MAC 1105
    College Algebra I**
    3
  • STA 2014
    Introduction to Statistics**
    4
  • MAC 1107
    College Algebra II
    3
COMPUTERS (4 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CGS 1030
    Introduction to Information Technology
    4
  • SLS 1501
    College Study Skills
     

CORE REQUIREMENTS (66 CREDITS)

Lower Level Courses (30 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CHM 1045
    General Chemistry I
    3
  • CHM 1045L
    General Chemistry I Lab
    1
  • CHM 1046
    General Chemistry II
    3
  • CHM 1046 L
    General Chemistry II Lab
    1
  • BSC 2011
    General Biology II
    3
  • BSC 2011 L
    General Biology II Lab
    1
  • BSC 1085C
    Anatomy and Physiology I
    4
  • BSC 1086C
    Anatomy and Physiology II
    4
  • MAC 1300
    Calculus
    3
  • PHY 1020
    Fundamentals of Physics
    3
  • PHY 1020 L
    Fundamentals of Physics Lab
    1
  • ECO 2023
    Principles of Microeconomics
    3
Upper Level Courses (36 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • BCH 3103
    Organic Chemistry I
    3
  • BCH 3033 L
    Organic Chemistry Lab
    1
  • BCH 3034
    Organic Chemistry II
    3
  • BCH 3034 L
    Organic Chemistry II Lab
    1
  • BSH 3023C
    Introductory Biochemistry
    4
  • ENC 3311
    Advanced Research Writing
    3
  • PCB 3063
    Principles of Genetics
    3
  • PHY 3107
    General Physics II
    3
  • PHY 3107 L
    General Physics II Lab
    1
  • PCB 4023
    Molecular and Cell Biology
    3
  • HSC 3572
    Nutrition and Health Issues
    3
  • ZOO 4602
    Human Embryology
    3
  • HSC 4500
    Epidemiology
    3
  • BSC 4910
    Capstone Research
    2

ELECTIVES (12 CREDITS)

Courses
Credit Hours
  • BSC 4422
    Biotechnology
    3
  • BSC 4022
    Biology of Aging
    3
  • HSA 3553
    Ethics in Health Care
    3
  • PCB 4028
    Biological Basis of Pharmacology
    3
  • HSA 4421
    Legal Aspects and Legislation in Healthcare
    3
  • PCB 3043
    Ecology
    3
Concentration in Education (Min. 18 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CGS 1013
    Technology in Education
    3
  • EDF 1005
    Introduction to Education
    3
  • EDF 1030
    Classroom Management
    3
  • EDF 2085
    Teaching Diverse Population
    3
  • EDF 3430
    Measurement and Evaluation In Education
    3
  • EEX 2010
    Introduction to Exceptional Child Education
    3
  • RED 3393
    Content Reading Instruction
    3
  • SCE 3367
    Methods of Teaching and Learning Natural Sciences
    3
  • TSL 3080
    Foundations of Teaching ESOL In the Schools
    3

All Credit Courses from within this division or any other division can be used as Suggested Electives.

NOTE: A total of up to 60 credits may be transferred from the General Education and/or Elective courses
taken during a degree program. FNU reserves the right to transfer the appropriate courses.

*General Education Component (see page 205)
**This course has prerequisites; check course descriptions.

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