General Science Initial Teacher License (5-8) Concentration, Interdisciplinary Studies, BS

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In Short

Interdisciplinary Studies is designed to help fully realize the academic, professional, and personal potential of students whose interests range across the boundaries of traditional disciplines.

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What will I do?
  • Take command of your own educational goals and design your own program.
  • Use different disciplinary methods strategically to address scientific issues in innovative ways.
  • Combine broad scientific knowledge with other fields to design a project that relates directly to the kind of work you want to do when you graduate, and serves as a springboard for your future success.

Program Overview

The General Science Initial Teacher License (5-8) Concentration, Interdisciplinary Studies, BS gives you a strong grounding in the basic natural sciences, including physics, earth and geographic sciences, biology, and chemistry. This program provides the flexibility to design your own major by combining a defined core set of science courses with a minor in another field.

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Experiential Opportunities

Internships

Internships are a great opportunity to get valuable, real-world experiences before entering a competitive job market.
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Study Abroad

Faculty-led study abroad course opportunities also increase student life-transforming experiences, as do student/faculty cooperative research projects.
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Undergraduate Research Conference

Present your work at the annual Undergraduate Research Conference.
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Curriculum and Other Information

As a senior, you will have the chance to do an individual Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone project that reflects your personal vision and professional goals, applying insights from a range of disciplines to crucial contemporary issues and challenges in an original way.

  • Teaching middle school science
  • Entry-level laboratory technician positions
  • Science writing careers
  • Success in today’s rapidly changing workplace requires individual initiative, flexible “outside-the-box” thinking, and an ability to define one’s own professional goals; the individualized IDIS General Science degree challenges you to do exactly that.