The science studies BS major offers preparation for students considering jobs teaching science in schools or in informal learning settings such as park naturalists or museum educators.
The science studies BS major offers preparation for students considering jobs teaching science in schools or in informal learning settings such as park naturalists or museum educators. It also provides a foundation for advanced study in education, law, or certain health-related fields.
Students interested in the science studies major need to meet the requirements for admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The University of Iowa provides a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students through the Iowa Scholarship Portal. Scholarships are available to first-year, transfer, and currently enrolled students. For additional details on scholarships for your program of study, check directly with the department or college.
Students in science studies take 36-39 semester hours in the sciences, including courses in the application of science to education and society and a course in the cultural, historical, and philosophical perspectives on science.
Science studies majors also must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) CORE general education requirements.
See Science Studies in the UI General Catalog to learn more about course requirements for this major.
For future science teachers, science studies provides the foundation of science knowledge required for teacher licensure with options to prepare to teach biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics.
Science studies students who want to become teachers are guided by the program's professors, clinical faculty, and staff to complete the Teacher Education Program. Students then earn two bachelor degrees: Science Studies BS and Science Education BA.