About the Multidisciplinary Science: Biology Specialization Bachelor’s Program
Individuals completing the B.S. in Multidisciplinary Science—both the baccalaureate requirements and the certification requirements—are eligible for certification to teach all sciences grades seven to 12 in Texas. This major requires 57 to 61 semester hours in science. All individuals in this major are required to complete CHEM 1107 , CHEM 1108 , CHEM 1307 , CHEM 1308 , PHYS 1403 , PHYS 1404 , GEOL 1101 , GEOL 1102 , GEOL 1303 , BIOL 1403 , BIOL 1404 , ATMO 1300 , ASTR 1400 , and ASTR 1100 . Students will choose an area of emphasis from among the sciences (biology, chemistry, geosciences, physics or life and earth sciences) and complete additional coursework. Two semesters of a single foreign language are considered leveling work for this program, but may be waived if the student had two years of high school foreign language. The sample curriculum for a certification in biology is shown.
Communication Literacy Requirement. Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study. Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program. For information on courses meeting the CL requirement for the Multidisciplinary Science major, please see an advisor.