The Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in Integrated Science is designed to provide the student with a broad-based science curriculum with interdisciplinary components for those candidates seeking certification to teach at the elementary- and/or middle school level. Requirements include 53 credit hours divided among biology, chemistry, earth science, space science, and integrated science.
The Elementary Integrated Science Program at Marygrove College has been designed to strengthen science teaching in K-8 schools. The Elementary Integrated Science Program coursework emphasizes “the learning of science through investigation and inquiry”, as called for by the National Science Education Standards. The rationale of the new curriculum design is that our graduates will model their teaching based on how they were taught. The new sequence of courses will provide students with a broad science background as well as an in-depth understanding of effective and innovative practices in teaching science.
The courses and experiences in the Integrated Science program are organized to develop an understanding of structures, skills, core concepts, ideas, values, facts, methods of inquiry, and uses of technology needed by today’s teachers. The curriculum is designed such that the candidate first gains a broad base of content knowledge and laboratory skills in each of the major scientific disciplines; then the student learns how to integrate content within the sciences as well as throughout non-science disciplines.
The Integrated Science Group Major is certifiable by the State of Michigan for K-8 teacher candidates.
Some students may wish to pursue this program to gain an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of the sciences.
Special Elements of the Program
You will be required to earn a grade of C or better in all of the courses in your major.
You must complete the course(s) required by the Marygrove placement tests as soon as possible to ensure your success in your other courses.
All students majoring in Integrated Science must participate in a National Assessment Instrument (i.e. MTTC, GRE, MCAT, ACS) prior to graduation.