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 44-45 credit hours spread across biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, engineering, and integrated science.
Areas of Concentration
Elementary School Teacher Middle School Teacher Science Curriculum Consultant Science Journalist Science Museum Staff
SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM
The B.S. in Integrated Science program is primarily a day program, although some courses are offered in the evening on a rotating schedule.
Transfer Student Information
The department accepts transfer credits according to the college guidelines. However, major coursework older than 10 years, from time of admittance, will be transferred in as elective credit and may not be applied to the major. Students may petition to the department chair for the older credits to be applied towards the major.
Credit for Prior Learning
Learning derived from life experiences and from individual study is of significant academic value and can often be equated with college-level studies. Students may earn credit by examination, tutorial study and cooperative work experience. Permission of the department chair is required to select these options. Not more than four credit hours in cooperative work experience may be counted within the 120 credit hours required for a degree.
Academic Performance Standard
Only required courses with a grade of C or better can be applied to fulfill the Integrated Science major.
Computer Literacy Requirement
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) must be achieved prior to graduation. Students computer literacy will be evaluated and assessed through the Junior and Senior seminar course sequence.
Writing Intensive Requirement
All science majors must take ISC 312: Junior Seminar as their writing intensive course.
Senior Seminar Requirement
Students must successfully complete ISC 496A and ISC 496B in order to graduate with a B.S. in Integrated Science.
It is strongly encouraged that students participate in a summer undergraduate research experience either with a Marygrove College faculty member, or by securing an off-campus internship or fellowship before they graduate. Students may receive elective credit for an internship through ISC 388, ISC 488, and/or ISC 491.
Students may be eligible to win the following departmental awards based on their scholarly work. The Natural Sciences Department Award is given to the outstanding graduating science major. Women in the sciences are also eligible for the Suzanne Fleming Scholarship. This scholarship is given to a woman who demonstrates financial need, potential in science and on their scholarly work.