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Biology - Broad Field Science - Major

Broad Field Science is a comprehensive liberal arts major. It is open to everyone, but generally is used by students planning to pursue a career in teaching science at the high school level. It includes course work in biology, chemistry, earth science and physics.

Students who plan to become teachers must also complete the Wisconsin teacher certification requirements through the university's Teacher Education Department.

Degrees and Majors/Minors:

Major: Broad Field Science Teaching at the Early Adolescence- Adolescence Level (EA-A)

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  • Excellent major for secondary education students planning to teach science.
  • The major enables students to individualize their program by choosing two of four areas in which to specialize: biology, chemistry, earth science or physics. Students must complete the equivalent of a minor in at least one area in order to be certified to teach in Wisconsin.
  • Small classes allow personal attention from professors.
  • Majors in this field benefit from UW-Superior's excellent programs in teacher education and science.

What can you do with a degree in Broad Field Science from UW-Superior?

Many teaching jobs are expected to open across the country as older teachers retire. Some states, such as California, Texas and Florida, already are facing teacher shortages.

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