Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Interdisciplinary Studies (Science 4-8 Concentration), Bachelor of Science

The University Core Curriculum is the same across all undergraduate bachelor's programs.   Please consult the academic advisor for your designated major before selecting courses in this area.


General Education Core Curriculum42
Major Requirements63
Other Requirements17
Minor Requirements0
Total Hours122

General Education Core Curriculum (Standard)1

ENGL 1301Freshman English I3
ENGL 1302Freshman English II3
MATH 1314College Algebra3
Life and Physical Sciences
BIOL 1308Survey of Life Science3
GEOL 1303Introduction To The Earth3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture
ENGL 2332World Literature I3
Creative Arts
MUSI 1315Fine Arts In Daily Living3
American History
HIST 1301Soc & Pol Hist US to 18773
HIST 1302Soc & Pol Hist US Since 18773
Government/Political Science
POLS 2305American Government3
POLS 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 2301General Psychology3
Institutional Options
COMM 1321Business & Professional Comm3
or COMM 1315 Public Address
Ins Tec
Total Hours39

Students should be advised by a major advisor prior to registering for any credit, particularly any core curriculum credit as listed.


(N) represents the number of course credits.

Major (Science 4-8)

Relative to Concentration
BIOL 2301Human Anat & Phys I3
BIOL 343Ecology3
BIOL 345Ecology Laboratory1
BIOL 347Microbiology4
CHEM 111Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 1311Chemistry I3
CHEM 1312Chemistry II3
CHEM 112Chemistry II Lab1
RDG 401Div Pop3
PHYS 1301College Physics I3
PHYS 213College Phys Lab I1
PHYS 1315Prin of Phys Sci3
PHYS 1302College Physics II3
PHYS 214College Phys Lab II1
Professional Development
EDCI 310Field Based I Perf Focus Tchng3
EDCI 328Field Based -II Perf Focus Tch3
EDCI 339Classrm Mngt3
EDCI 346Intro to Edu Psychology3
EDCI 350Desgng & Implg Inst/Assessment3
EDCI 402Content Foc Tchng: Science3
EDCI 404Cert Sem3
EDCI 451Curriculum & Assessment for English Language3
or EDCI 453 Conversation Spanish
EDCI 458Seminar in Teaching3
Total Hours66

Other Requirements

EDCI 340Ins Tec II3
EDCI 452ESL Materials and Methods2
SPED 309Survey Exceptional Education I3
SPED 370Survey Exceptional EducationII3
HED 233History & Principles of Health2
KIN 235Intro to Adapted Physical Ed3
FS 102Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience1
Total Hours17

Minor Requirements

Interdisciplinary Studies (Science 4-8 Concentration)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 1301 Freshman English I 3
COMM 1321
Business & Professional Comm
or Public Address
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
MUSI 1315 Fine Arts In Daily Living 3
FS 102 Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience 1
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Freshman English II 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
BIOL 1308 Survey of Life Science 3
EDCI 2310 Ins Tec 3
HED 233 History & Principles of Health 2
Second Year
Third Semester
ENGL 2332 World Literature I 3
GEOL 1303 Introduction To The Earth 3
POLS 2305 American Government 3
PHYS 1301 College Physics I 3
PHYS 213 College Phys Lab I 1
BIOL 2301 Human Anat & Phys I 3
Fourth Semester
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
SPED 309 Survey Exceptional Education I 3
CHEM 1311 Chemistry I 3
CHEM 111 Chemistry I Lab 1
PHYS 1302 College Physics II 3
PHYS 214 College Phys Lab II 1
KIN 235 Intro to Adapted Physical Ed 3
Third Year
Fifth Semester
BIOL 343 Ecology 3
BIOL 345 Ecology Laboratory 1
EDCI 402 Content Foc Tchng: Science 3
EDCI 404 Cert Sem 3
CHEM 1312 Chemistry II 3
CHEM 112 Chemistry II Lab 1
RDG 401 Div Pop 3
Sixth Semester
EDCI 310 Field Based I Perf Focus Tchng 3
EDCI 339 Classrm Mngt 3
SPED 370 Survey Exceptional EducationII 3
EDCI 451
Curriculum & Assessment for English Language
or Conversation Spanish
EDCI 346 Intro to Edu Psychology 3
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
EDCI 328 Field Based -II Perf Focus Tch 3
EDCI 350 Desgng & Implg Inst/Assessment 3
BIOL 347 Microbiology 4
EDCI 340 Ins Tec II 3
EDCI 452 ESL Materials and Methods 2
Eighth Semester
EDCI 458 Seminar in Teaching 3
 Total Hours122

Content Block Courses taken concurrently

Transition 0:

Before the end of Second Semester the candidate should:

  • TSI Exam Completed with a 3.0 GPA

Transition 1:

Before the end of Fourth Semester, candidate should:

  • Be admitted to the Educator Preparation Program.

Transition 2:

Before the end of Fifth Semester, candidate should:

  • Take and pass Content Representative Form.
  • Enroll in Field Experience Block 1 (EDCI 310 Field Based I Perf Focus Tchng and EDCI 339 Classrm Mngt)
  • Register with T-Cert.
  • Login with Certify Teacher

Before the end of Sixth Semester candidate should:

  • Take and pass the PPR Representative Form Test.
  • Enroll in Field Experience Block 2 (EDCI 328 Field Based -II Perf Focus Tch and EDCI 350 Desgng & Implg Inst/Assessment)
  • Take and pass the TExES Content Test.

Transition 3:

Before the end of the Seventh Semester, the candidate should:

  • Take and pass the TExES EC-12 PPR Test.
  • Apply for Clinical Teaching1

Transition 4:

By the end of the Eighth Semester, the candidate should:

  • Satisfy all requirements for Texas Teacher Certification
  • Graduate from the Educator Preparation Program

Candidate cannot enroll in Clinical Teaching until the Content Representative Form Test and the PPR Representative Form Test have both been passed with 80% accuracy.