If you are interested in teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects in middle and/or high school, this major is right for you. The BSNS degree program combines the CSU Core Curriculum with strong scientific content, strong educational pedagogy, and real classroom experience to meet the increasing demand for licensed teachers nationwide.
Once you discover that you love teaching, you can be assured that your BSNS degree will provide a firm foundation for continued graduate work in science education leading to M.Ed. and/or Ph.D. degrees. Concentrations in the Natural Sciences Major include: Biology education; Chemistry education; Geology education; and Physics education.
There is also a Physical Sciences concentration within the BSNS degree for students wishing to gain a broader background in multiple physical sciences than a single degree would give them. It is great for those going into technical lab careers or are interested in getting a master’s degree in atmospheric sciences.
There are over 50 undergraduate BSNS majors in the 5 concentrations.
Please refer to the CSU General Catalog for current details regarding this major.
Contact Courtney Butler, Key Advisor for the BSNS degree at (970) 491-7716 to schedule an advising appointment.
You may also contact science faculty advisors directly: Dr. Meena Balgopal, Biology; Dr. Carlos Olivo-Delgado, Chemistry; Dr. Marty Gelfand, Physics; Dr. Bill Sanford, Geosciences.
Biology Check Sheet
Chemistry Check Sheet
Geology Check Sheet
Physics Check Sheet
BSNS Alumni Update Form