Students who plan to teach in grades 7-12 will follow similar programs during the first two years. The electives in all areas should be carefully chosen so that the student can complete professional and subject matter requirements for graduation and licensure in the chosen subject matter teaching fields.

NOTE: Persons wishing to be non-licensure secondary subject majors should consult with an appropriate advisor in Arts and Sciences regarding that school’s Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree requirements.


These requirements are based on a concept of human development which sees the individual as having unique interests and needs; therefore, a number of options are provided so that the student may build an individualized curriculum within the broad framework of the academic disciplines.

        I. Communications (9 Hours)

            English 111-112 or equivalent honors courses

            Communications 230

        II. Humanities (12 Hours)

            Six hours selected from English 250, 251, 260, 261

            Six hours selected from Art Appreciation, Music Appreciation, Philosophy or Religion

            Three areas must be represented in the Humanities Area.

        III. Social Science (12 Hours)

            Six hours to be selected from History 201, 202, 331

            Psychology 110

            Sociology 201

        IV. Mathematics and Computers (6 Hours)

            Human Learning 311

            Three hours from the following options: Math 140, 160, 185, 210, 251, 252

        V. Science (16 Hours)

            Biology 110-120

            Physical Laboratory Science

        VI. Health and Human Performance (7 Hours)

            *Four hours selected from physical activity courses numbered between 100 and 299 (excluding 195)
            (Maximum of 8 hours may be counted toward a degree.)

            Health 320

            *Students seeking endorsement in science (7-12) are not required to take four hours of physical activity courses.