Science Minors

Science Minors

Biology Minor
This minor is designed to provide students with a background in the fundamental principles of biology by emphasizing core subjects in biology such as botany, zoology and genetics.  The biology minor best serves students majoring in the physical sciences or in disciplines outside of the natural sciences who are planning for careers that include some biological component. 

This strong minor consists of 35 hours of biology with 10 hours of chemistry. 

Biology Education Minor (Elementary or Secondary Education) 
The biology minor in education is designed for prospective elementary and secondary school teachers to accompany their major in another education field. The curriculum is planned to give the students specialized preparation in biology and the professional training necessary for effective teaching.

Chemistry Minor
This minor is designed to provide students with a background in the fundamental principles of chemistry.  It best serves students majoring in the biological sciences, earth sciences, or in disciplines outside of the natural sciences who are planning for careers that include some chemistry component. 

Chemistry Education Minor (Elementary or Secondary Education)
The chemistry minor in education is designed for prospective elementary and secondary school teachers to accompany their major in another education field. The curriculum is planned to give the students specialized preparation in chemistry and the professional training necessary for effective teaching.

Earth Science Minor
Earth Science is the study of the planet we live on, including the minerals, rocks, and landforms that make it up, the atmosphere that surrounds it, the water that runs over and through it, and the solar system in which it is located. Many of the environmental issues facing our planet are related to the interaction between natural systems and our society, and these interactions are also studied in the classes required for this minor. The Earth Science minor is an excellent supplement to many of the degree programs offered at Dickinson State University, including Environmental Science and the Soil Science option in Agricultural Studies.

Earth Science Education Minor (Elementary or Secondary Education)
The earth science minor in education is designed for prospective elementary and secondary school teachers to accompany their major in another education field. The curriculum is planned to give the student specialized preparation in the earth sciences and the professional training necessary for effective teaching. This minor is an excellent supplement to education programs at Dickinson State including Composite Science Education, Biology Education, Chemistry Education, and Elementary Education.


Science Education Minor (Elementary Education)
The science minor in education is designed for prospective elementary teachers. The curriculum is planned to give the students specialized preparation in the many fields of science including biology, chemistry, and earth science and the professional training necessary for effective teaching.

 


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