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The College of St. Scholastica

As a student majoring in natural sciences, you’ll benefit from our small class sizes, one-on-one attention from our world-class science faculty, and hands-on learning experiences. You can work with the School of Sciences dean to create a customized learning plan that fits your career needs, combining natural or social sciences with writing, computer courses or general management, for example.

Your science coursework combined with your liberal arts foundation will give you a holistic educational experience that will serve you well in any career. Program alumni have gone on to work in areas like pharmaceutical sales or pursued graduate studies in patent law, forensics and environmental studies. The possibilities are endless.

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Benedictine Scholarship

All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.

Financial Aid

100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.

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Program Requirements

Major: 36 credits

Here are some classes you could take as part of this major or minor. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.


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.

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

Career Outlook

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.