Bachelor of Arts in Earth and Environmental Science Education

There are two concentrations in this degree program:

Earth Sciences & Chemistry Education

The B.A. in EES-Earth Sciences & Chemistry Education Concentration is designed for students pursuing careers as high school (Adolescent/Young Adult) teachers. Upon completion of the degree, students who wish to pursue teaching licensure must then complete the Professional Educators Program Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree, which is available through Wright State’s College of Education and Human Services. Graduates of the undergraduate program and the M.Ed. Professional Educators Program are eligible to seek licensure from the Ohio Department of Education in Earth Sciences and Chemistry.

Degree Requirements
 

I. Wright State Core (40 hours)

Element 1: Communication (6 hours)
Element 2: Mathematics (4 hours)

  • MTH 2300 Calculus I

Element 3: Global Traditions (6 hours)
Element 4: Arts and Humanities (3 hours)
Element 5: Social Sciences (6 hours)
Element 6: Natural Sciences (8 hours)

  • EES 2510 Earth Systems
  • EES 2550 Earth History

Additional Core Courses (7 hours)

  • EES 2600 Environmental Science and Society
  • MTH 2310 Calculus II

II. Departmental Core Requirements (22 hours)

  • EES 3100 Earth Science Research
  • EES 3120 Earth Materials
  • EES 3230 Introduction to the Ocean
  • EES 4190 Paleobiology
  • EES 4340 Mapping Methods
  • EES 4350 Field Mapping
  • EES 4510 Scientific Communication
  • EES 4280 EES Colloquium (twice at 0.5 credit hours each)
     

III. Related Course Requirements (72 hours)

  • BIO 1120 Cells and Genes
  • BIO 1150 Organisms and Ecosystems
  • CHM 1210/L General Chemistry & Lab I
  • CHM 1220/L General Chemistry & Lab II
  • CHM 2110/L Organic Chemistry & Lab I
  • CHM 2120/L Organic Chemistry & Lab II
  • CHM 3120/L Quantitative Analysis/Lab
  • CHM 3510/L Physical Chemistry & Lab I
  • PHY 1060/L Astronomy/Lab
  • PHY 2400/L General Physics & Lab I
  • PHY 2410/L General Physics & Lab II
  • ED 2600 Introduction to Education
  • ED 2650 Field Experience I
  • ED 2700 Educational Psychology
  • ED 2750 Field Experience II
  • EDS 2900 Individuals With Exceptionalities

Additional Electives
Choose seven credit hours NOT from the Colleges of Engineering & Computer Science and Science & Mathematics. At least four of these hours must be numbered 3000 or above.

Total Degree Semester Hours: 134

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Life & Earth Sciences Education

The B.A. in EES Life & Earth Sciences Education Concentration is designed for students pursuing careers as high school (Adolescent/Young Adult) teachers. Upon completion of the degree, students who wish to pursue teaching licensure must then complete the Professional Educators Program Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree, which is available through Wright State’s College of Education and Human Services. Graduates of the undergraduate program and the M.Ed. Professional Educators Program are eligible to seek licensure from the Ohio Department of Education in Life Sciences and Earth Sciences.

Degree Requirements
 

I. Wright State Core (40 hours)

Element 1: Communication (6 hours)
Element 2: Mathematics (4 hours)

  • STT 2640 Elementary Statistics

Element 3: Global Traditions (6 hours)
Element 4: Arts and Humanities (3 hours)
Element 5: Social Sciences (6 hours)

Element 6: Natural Sciences (8 hours)

  • EES 2510 Earth Systems
  • EES 2550 Earth History

Additional Core Courses (7 hours)

  • EES 2600 Environmental Science and Society
  • PHY 1060/L Astronomy & Lab

II. Departmental Core Requirements (22 hours)

  • EES 3100 Earth Science Research
  • EES 3120 Earth Materials
  • EES 3230 Introduction to the Ocean
  • EES 4190 Paleobiology
  • EES 4340 Mapping Methods
  • EES 4350 Field Mapping
  • EES 4510 Scientific Communication
  • EES 4280 EES Colloquium (twice at 0.5 credit hours each)

III. Related Course Requirements (65 hours)

  • BIO 1120 Cells and Genes
  • BIO 1150 Organisms and Ecosystems
  • BIO 2100 Orientation Seminar in Bio Sciences
  • BIO 2110 Molecular Biology & Genetics
  • BIO 2120 Cell Biology
  • BIO 2130 Intro to Cellular Biology Lab
  • BIO 2140 Intro to Molecular Biology Lab
  • BIO 2310/L Evolution and Ecology/Lab
  • BIO 4920 Senior Seminar
  • CHM 1210/L General Chemistry & Lab I
  • CHM 1220/L General Chemistry & Lab II
  • MTH 1340 Precalculus
  • PHY 1110/L Principles of Physics & Lab I
  • PHY 1120/L Principles of Physics & Lab II
  • ED 2600 Introduction to Education
  • ED 2650 Field Experience I
  • ED 2700 Educational Psychology
  • ED 2750 Field Experience II
  • EDS 2900 Individuals With Exceptionalities

 

Additional Electives (7 hours)
Choose seven credit hours NOT from the Colleges of Engineering & Computer Science and Science & Mathematics. At least four of these hours must be numbered 3000 or above.

Total Hours Required: 127

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