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The College of St. Scholastica
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Aileen Beard, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Sciences
Science Center, Room 2133
(218) 625-4834

Natural Sciences

Fast Facts: Natural Sciences

  • A good choice for those who want a very general science education — students are prepared for an array of entry-level positions in the natural sciences
  • Not intended for majors who are interested in pursuing graduate work in chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, or biology; majors are offered in these areas
  • Students can work with the School of Sciences Dean to design a program that fits their needs — combining Natural or Social Sciences with writing, computer courses or general management, for example
  • St. Scholastica was named on the list of Top 200 schools for Native Americans pursuing degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) by Winds of Change magazine

Program Requirement

Major: 36 credits


Students in this program have gone on to work as sales agents for laboratory equipment and pharmaceutical firms as well as lab technicians. Others have gone on to professional or graduate programs in patent law, environmental studies, forensics, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, and physician assistant. 

Sample Curriculum

Here are some classes you could take as part of this major or minor. Please note that you would not necessarily need all of these courses to fulfill a major or minor. This list doesn't include general education courses. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

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Expand and Collapse NSC 3333 - Science Methods

This course is designed to assist prospective middle and high school science teachers successfully conduct and manage an inquiry-based science program. Emphasis is placed on how teachers can enhance learning and motivation for students at every stage of mental development. Topics include: technology in the science classroom, inquiry techniques, investigation techniques, demonstrations, science teaching reform, and specific science programs. Prospective teachers will plan, execute, and evaluate lesson plans with their peers in a public school setting.

Expand and Collapse NSC 3335 - Science Methods Field Experien

This experience introduces prospective teachers to the culture of the high school environment. Students observe and assist a biology or chemistry teacher, interview school personnel, talk with students, and teach technology-integrated lessons and content reading strategies in their subject area. Assessment strategies are observed and practiced. Co-requisite: NSC 3333

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