About the Multidisciplinary Science: Composite Science Concentration 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 43 hours of Science for a Composite Science certification. Students may add a minor to specialize in a qualified science area such as chemistry, biology, etc.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.
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.
Secondary-Level Education. This specialization within the B.S. in Multidisciplinary Science is designed primarily for individuals seeking teacher certification in grades seventh through twelfth grade. Degree plans are a sequence of four semesters of professional education courses (including two student teaching semesters). All courses include field experiences scheduled outside of class time.