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ODU's Integrated Science Education program prepares graduates to teach in all areas of biology, chemistry, earth/environmental science and physics in grades 7-12.
Programs offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Integrated Science Education
  • Licensure in Integrated Science Education
See also: Students in ODU's Integrated Science Education program complete a rigorous curriculum in education and the sciences that emphasizes not only content knowledge but also critical thinking and laboratory skills.

The Bachelor of Science in Integrated Science Education generally takes 5 years to complete. 
  • Sample 5-Year Academic Plan for Integrated Science Education Majors
    The course plan below is a sample plan for your major; it does not and should not replace meeting with your Academic Advisor to map out the best course plan that suits your individual academic goals and placement upon initial registration.

    Classes listed may not necessarily be offered during a particular term. 

    Year 1
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ENG 110 ENG 111
    CORE 179 CHM 110
    BIO 201 MTH 241
    CHM 109
    BIO 202
    MTH 240 THL
    Year 2
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    CORE 279
    BIO 342
    BIO 203 CHM 230
    CHM 229 ENV 111
    ENV 115 EDU 220
    EDU 112 EDU 314
    Year 3
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    BIO 366 BIO 330
    CHM 359 PHY 220
    PHY 219 BIO 469
    EDU 379A EDU 353
    Art/Music/Theatre EDU 410
    Year 4
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ENV 113 SCI 479
    CHM 439 CHM 440
    PHL THL
    EDU 346
    Social/Behavioral Science
    HST LIT
    Year 5
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ENV 113 EDU 487
    CHM 440 EDU 488
    PHL
    Social/Behavioral Science

    LNG 242

Course Requirements

  • B.S. or Licensure in Integrated Science Education
    Degree-seeking students must complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in addition to the major requirements listed below.

    Licensure-only students, those who completed a bachelor's degree prior to beginning this program, need only the requirements listed below.
    Courses Credits
    BIO 201 General Biology: Cells, Genetics & Evolution 4*
    BIO 202 General Biology: Botany, Zoology & Ecology 4*
    BIO 203 General Biology: Anatomy & Physiology 4*
    BIO 330 Ecology 4*
    BIO 342 Human Physiology 4*
    BIO 366 Genetics 4*
    BIO 469 Cell and Molecular Biology 4*
    CHM 109 General Chemistry I 4*
    CHM 110 General Chemistry II 4*
    CHM 229 Organic Chemistry I 4*
    CHM 230 Organic Chemistry II 4*
    CHM 359 Analytical Chemistry 4*
    CHM 439 Thermodynamics & Kinetics 4*
    CHM 440 Quantum Mechanics & Spectroscopy 4*
    ENV 111 Astronomy 3*
    ENV 113 Geology 4*
    ENV 115 Environmental Science 4*
    PHY 219 General Physics I 4*
    PHY 220 General Physics II 4*
    Required Correlatives

    Courses Credits
    MTH 240 Calculus I 4
    MTH 241 Calculus II 4
    Required Professional Education Courses

    Courses Credits
    EDU 112 Introduction to Teaching: Adolescence to Young Adult 3
    EDU 220 Educational Psychology 3
    EDU 314 Content Area Reading 3
    EDU 346 Adolescence to Young Adult & Multi-Age Methods 3
    EDU 353 Adolescence to Young Adult Science Teaching Methods 3
    EDU 379A CORE: Principles of Education 3
    EDU 410 Assessment & Technology for Teaching and Learning 3
    EDU 487 Supervised Teaching: Adolescence to Young Adult or Multi-Age 12
    EDU 488 Teaching Seminar: Adolescence to Young Adult or Multi-Age 1
    Total Credits Required 117

    * Used to calculate the Major GPA