The Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences provides the scientific subject matter, education classes, and the classroom experience required for secondary science education licensure in Colorado. In addition, these graduates will also have the background required for graduate science education programs. With proper planning, physical science graduates can meet requirements for professional schools (e.g., medicine or law) or graduate programs in the basic or applied sciences. Internships and volunteer activities can provide practical training and broaden experience for additional occupational options.

Common employers

  • City of Fort Collins
  • Colorado National Guard
  • First National Bank
  • Poudre School District
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Precision Water Resource Engineering
  • Woodward

Common job titles

  • Middle School Science Teacher
  • High School Science Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher

Factors of success

  • Engagement with the CSU Career Center
  • Internship or research involvement
  • GPA
  • On campus employment

Career checklist

  • Update your resume and/or CV. 
  • Present research at CSU:
  • Attend a mock interview session at the Career Center to prepare for the job search or graduate school interviews. 
  • Attend many networking events to meet employers and increase your chances of landing a job. 
  • Ask three professors and/or employers to be professional references. 
  • You may continue to use the Career Center for guidance! All services are still available to you at no cost for one year after graduation and for a small fee after that.