Broadfield Science Licensure

Broadfield Science Licensure

A person with a broadfield science (BFS) license may teach any science class, middle-school level through grade 10, and any basic science class in grades 11-12 which is not a college-preparatory course, advanced placement (AP) course, or an elective course with more depth of content than a basic course. However, you may teach advanced courses in your science major (Biology, Chemistry or Physics).

Biology

Broadfield Science Licensure: Biology 59-60 Total Credits

Required Courses: 45 cr. hrs.
BIOL 150 General Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 210 General Botany 3 cr.
BIOL 230 General Zoology 3 cr.
BIOL 240 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 350 Genetics and Evolution 3 cr.
BIOL 360 Ecology 3 cr.
BIOL 471 Lab Teaching Experience 1 cr.
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5 cr.
or CHEM 120 Introduction to General Chemistry 6 cr.
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 5 cr.
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr.
ESM 302 Environmental Education Lab 1 cr.
PHYS 117 Astronomy 3 cr.
PHYS 151 Algebra-Based Physics I 4 cr.
PHYS 152 Algebra-Based Physics II 4 cr.
PHYS 156 Algebra-Based Physics Laboratory I 1 cr.
PHYS 157 Algebra-Based Physics Laboratory II 1 cr.

Advanced Biology Electives: choose 14 credits from the following list of recommended electives (14 cr.)

BIOL 295 Lab Research Experience 2 cr.
BIOL 296 Field Research Experience 2 cr.
BIOL 305 Applications in Molecular Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 307 Human Heredity 2 cr.
BIOL 310 Identification of Plants 3 cr.
BIOL 324 Microbiology4 cr.
BIOL 333 Entomology 3 cr.
BIOL 341 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 cr.
BIOL 342 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 cr.
BIOL 344 Wildlife Biology 4 cr.
BIOL 345 Immunology 3 cr.
BIOL 353 Histology 4 cr.
BIOL 354 Freshwater Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 364 Developmental Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 434 Icthyology 3 cr.
BIOL 444 Ornithology 3 cr.
BIOL 451 Molecular Biology 4 cr.
BIOL 453 Virology 3 cr.
BIOL 481 Seminar 1 cr.
BIOL 499 Independent Study 1-3 cr.

Required Supporting Coursework:

GEOL 269 Environmental Geology (counted in general education)

Earth and Space Science Licensing

An Earth and Space Science license will be earned upon completion of the coursework listed below. This additional concentration is based on 16-19 total credits of earth and space science coursework. Overlap with required coursework in the major will allow for this add-on license to be completed with an additional 8 - 11 credits.

GEOL 269 Environmental Geology 3 cr. (completed in major)
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr. (completed in major)
ESM 302 Environmental Education Lab 1 cr. (completed in major)
PHYS 117 Astronomy 3 cr. (completed in major)
GEOL 330 Meteorology 3 cr.
Choose 2 of the following courses:
GEOL 150 Historical Geology 4 cr.
PHYS 318 Astrophysics 3 cr.
GEOL 305 Geology of the Planets 2 cr.
GEOL 441 Introduction to Geophysics 4 cr.

Recommended Supplemental Coursework:

GEOL 202 Oceanography 3 cr.
ESM 360 Hydrology and Water Quality 4 cr.


Chemistry

Broadfield Science Licensure: Chemistry

BIOL 150 General Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 210 General Botany
or BIOL 230 General Zoology
or BIOL 240 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 cr.
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5 cr.
or CHEM 120 Introduction to General Chemistry 6 cr.
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 5 cr.
ESM 302 Environmental Education Lab 1 cr.
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr.
PHYS 117 Astronomy 3 cr.

PHYS 161 Calculus-based Physics I 4 cr.
PHYS 166 Calculus-based Physics Laboratory I 1 cr.
PHYS 162 Calculus-based Physics II 4 cr.
PHYS 167 Calculus-based Physics Laboratory II 1 cr.

CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I  3 cr.
CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Lab I  1 cr.
CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II  3 cr.
CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry Lab II 1 cr.
CHEM 250 Foundations of Analytical Chemistry  4 cr.
CHEM 361 Biochemistry I  3 cr.
CHEM 340 Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems 3 cr.
CHEM 322 Inorganic Chemistry 4 cr.
CHEM 480 Chemical Communications and Research 1 cr.

CHEM 261 Laboratory Safety 2 cr.

Advanced Lab and Research Series: (choose one)
CHEM 355 Separation Science Laboratory 1 cr.
CHEM 356 Chemical Instrumentation Lab 1 cr.
CHEM 366 Biochemistry Laboratory 1 cr.
CHEM 495 Undergraduate Research 1 cr.

Required Supporting Coursework:

GEOL 269 Environmental Geology (counted in general education) 0 cr.

Earth and Space Science Licensing

An Earth and Space Science license will be earned upon completion of the coursework listed below. This additional concentration is based on 16-19 total credits of earth and space science coursework. Overlap with required and elective coursework in the major will allow for this add-on license to be completed with an additional 5-11 credits.

GEOL 269 Environmental Geology 3 cr. (completed in major)
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr. (completed in major)
ESM 302 Environmental Education Lab 1 cr. (completed in major)
PHYS 117 Astronomy 3 cr. (completed in major)
GEOL 330 Meteorology 3 cr.

Choose 2 of the following courses:

GEOL 150 Historical Geology 4 cr.
PHYS 318 Astrophysics 3 cr. (possible elective in major)
GEOL 305 Geology of the Planets 2 cr.
GEOL 441 Introduction to Geophysics 4 cr.

Recommended Supplemental Coursework:
GEOL 202 Oceanography 3 cr.
ESM 360 Hydrology and Water Quality 4 cr.

Physics

Broadfield Science Licensure: Physics 57-58 cr. hrs.

BIOL 150 General Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 210 General Botany
or BIOL 230 General Zoology
or BIOL 240 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 cr.
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5 cr.
or CHEM 120 Introduction to General Chemistry 6 cr.
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 5 cr.
ESM 302 Environmental Education Lab 1 cr.
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr.
PHYS 117 Astronomy 3 cr.

PHYS 161 Calculus-based Physics I 4 cr.
PHYS 166 Calculus-based Physics Laboratory I 1 cr.
PHYS 162 Calculus-based Physics II 4 cr.
PHYS 167 Calculus-based Physics Laboratory II 1 cr.

MATH 167 Calculus II 4 cr.

PHYS 264 Modern Physics 4 cr.
PHYS 204 Intermediate Physics Lab 1 cr.
PHYS 311 Electronics: Circuits and Devices 4 cr.
PHYS 318 Astrophysics 3 cr.
PHYS 485 Senior Seminar 1 cr.
PHYS 362 Mathematics of Physics and Engineering II 3 cr.
Choose 6 credits from the following electives:
PHYS 220 Science of Light 3 cr.
PHYS 250 Statics 3 cr.
PHYS 312 Electronics: Linear Integrated Circuits 3 cr.
PHYS 313 Digital Electronics 3 cr.
PHYS 331 Curriculum Physics 3 cr.

Required Supporting Coursework:
GEOL 269 Environmental Geology (counted in general education) (0)

Earth and Space Science Licensing

An Earth and Space Science license will be earned upon completion of the coursework listed below. This additional concentration is based on 16-19 total credits of earth and space science coursework. Overlap with required coursework in the major will allow for this add-on license to be completed with an additional 5-7 credits.

GEOL 269 Environmental Geology 3 cr. (completed in major)
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr. (completed in major)
ESM 302 Environmental Education Lab 1 cr. (completed in major)
PHYS 117 Astronomy 3 cr. (completed in major)
GEOL 330 Meteorology 3 cr.

Choose 2 of the following courses:

GEOL 202 Oceanography 3 cr.
ESM 360 Hydrology and Water Quality 4 cr.

General Education Requirements

Arts and Sciences as listed for CEPS. Up to two of these courses may be double counted in the General Education program, depending on your specific course of study.

Interdisciplinary Program

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Tyler Koepke, Coordinator

The broadfield science program encompasses biology, chemistry, and physics. Students choosing one of these programs will typically be assigned an advisor from one of these departments. The program is the equivalent of a major and a minor. A student selecting one of these areas is not required to have an additional minor. The program leads to certification in secondary or middle school education. Students interested in certification in those programs should consult the Secondary Education Handbook for Undergraduates at www.uwrf.edu/CEPS/ for the detailed requirements for various levels of certification in Wisconsin.


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