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Earth Sciences

The Bachelors of Arts in Earth Sciences provides Earth Science background for those who intend to enter non-science fields, such as public administration, law, and especially teaching. The major in Earth Science Education leads to teacher certification within the State of Florida, including 6 credits of student teaching in the senior year. Knowledge of Earth Sciences is essential for understanding problems of climate change, groundwater supply, weather and environmental hazards, geotechnical engineering, and natural resource management. Students have the opportunity to work in well-equipped Earth Science laboratories and to learn the major techniques used in the Earth Sciences, including meteorology, hydrogeology, oceanography and geology.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Earth Science: Earth Science Education

Knowledge of Earth Sciences is essential for understanding problems of climate change, groundwater supply, weather and environmental hazards, geotechnical engineering, and natural resource management. Students have the opportunity to work in well-equipped Earth Science laboratories and to learn the major techniques used in the Earth Sciences, including meteorology, hydrogeology, oceanography and geology. The Bachelors of Arts in Earth Sciences provides Earth Science background for those who intend to enter fields, such as public administration, law, and especially teaching. The Earth Science Education major offers a degree in the discipline with multiple field experiences in diverse classroom settings and culminates in a full-time teaching internship. Upon graduation from the program, students are endorsed for Full Teacher Certification by the State of Florida’s Department of Education

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Earth Science: Education (Program Description)

Knowledge of Earth Sciences is essential for understanding problems of climate change, groundwater supply, weather and environmental hazards, geotechnical engineering, and natural resource management. Students have the opportunity to work in well-equipped Earth Science laboratories and to learn the major techniques used in the Earth Sciences, including meteorology, hydrogeology, oceanography and geology. The Bachelors of Arts in Earth Sciences provides Earth Science background for those who intend to enter fields, such as public administration, law, and especially teaching. The Earth Science Education major offers a degree in the discipline with multiple field experiences in diverse classroom settings and culminates in a full-time teaching internship. Upon graduation from the program, students are endorsed for Full Teacher Certification by the State of Florida’s Department of Education.

This major is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. Click here to view the Major Map.

Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Elementary Education

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with ESOL Endorsement provides the professional preparation necessary to teach grades K through 6, as well as the coursework necessary to earn the TESOL endorsement. State of Florida certification requirements are met through coursework, field experiences, and student teaching.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

English

Students in English explore the vast array of literatures produced across the world and across the centuries. Through reading, discussing, and writing about significant texts, students enhance their abilities to understand and analyze fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfictional prose; at the same time, they gain insights into individual lives and cultures that enrich their own experiences. Literature majors enjoy the camaraderie generated by shared interests and heated debates. Their education provides ways of looking at the world as well as a body of knowledge on which to draw. Majoring in English prepares students for graduate work in English and for admission to law school; in addition, students can enter a careers where good writing and excellent critical thinking skills are required.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

English: English Education

Students in English explore the vast array of literatures produced across the world and across the centuries. Majoring in English prepares students for graduate work in English, education and for admission to law school. This degree-specific program combines the rigorous requirements of the English B.A. program with content-specific pedagogy to prepare students interested in teaching English at the secondary level. The English Education major offers a degree in the discipline with multiple field experiences in diverse classroom settings and culminates in a full-time teaching internship. Upon graduation from the program, students are endorsed for Full Teacher Certification by the State of Florida’s Department of Education.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

English: Education (Program Description)

Students in English explore the vast array of literatures produced across the world and across the centuries. Majoring in English prepares students for graduate work in English, education and for admission to law school. This degree-specific program combines the rigorous requirements of the English B.A. program with content-specific pedagogy to prepare students interested in teaching English at the secondary level. The English Education major offers a degree in the discipline with multiple field experiences in diverse classroom settings and culminates in a full-time teaching internship. Upon graduation from the program, students are endorsed for Full Teacher Certification by the State of Florida’s Department of Education.

This major is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. Click here to view the Major Map.

Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

Environmental Studies

The Bachelor of Sciences in Environmental Studies degree emphasizes chemical and ecological aspects of environmental analysis. This degree provides students with a strong background in the natural sciences as preparation for technical work in the environmental field, with a particular emphasis on chemistry and biology. The degree has an interdisciplinary focus, and its majors are required to take courses in environmental economics and policy, as well as a course in environmental ethics. Both the BA and BS programs feature internships in the senior year, with students placed in the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and other environmental agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Environmental Studies: Agricultural Sciences

The Agricultural Sciences major within the B.S. in Environmental Studies degree focuses on the agricultural sciences and would be suitable for students interested in career pertaining to food production, agricultural sciences and related natural resource management (e.g., soils, land, water and agro-ecological resources) in government agencies, agricultural research organizations or private industries. This Major will share common lower and upper division courses with the other Major, Natural Resources Sciences. Students will require lower division prerequisite courses in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Statistics. Students will then take a series of required upper division courses in agriculture-related science courses in areas such as Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management, Entomology, Soil and Water Resources, Environmental Sciences, Sustainable Agriculture, and Agroecology.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Environmental Studies: Natural Resources Sciences

The Natural Resource Sciences major within the B.S. in Environmental Studies degree focuses on the environmental and natural resource sciences and would be suitable for students interested in career related to natural resources conservation, ecosystem restoration, environmental pollution management, and non-renewable and renewable energy resources. The major requirements are similar to the requirements of the existing B.S. Environmental Studies degree program, which has been in place for over 40 years. Students will require lower division pre-requisite courses in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Statistics. Students will then take a series of required upper division courses in Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Environmental Economics, Policy, Earth and Energy Resources, Water Resources, and Biological Resources.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Geography: Social Science Education

The BA in Geography educates students in the study of the spatial patterns of human interactions with natural and built environments. Geography includes regional studies, and many students become experts in Latin America, Asia, Africa, or other world regions. Students acquire a global perspective and valuable skills including social survey techniques, ethnography, social statistical sampling methods, computerized social data analysis, and computer-based mapping of social phenomena. This degree-specific program combines the rigorous requirements of the Geography B.A. program with content-specific pedagogy to prepare students interested in teaching Social Studies at the secondary level. The Geography B.A. with Social Studies Education major offers a degree in the discipline with multiple field experiences in diverse classroom settings and culminates in a full-time teaching internship. Upon graduation from the program, students are endorsed for Full Teacher Certification by the State of Florida’s Department of Education.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Geography: Education (Program Description)

The BA in Geography educates students in the study of the spatial patterns of human interactions with natural and built environments. Geography includes regional studies, and many students become experts in Latin America, Asia, Africa, or other world regions. Students acquire a global perspective and valuable skills including social survey techniques, ethnography, social statistical sampling methods, computerized social data analysis, and computer-based mapping of social phenomena. This degree-specific program combines the rigorous requirements of the Geography B.A. program with content-specific pedagogy to prepare students interested in teaching Social Studies at the secondary level. The Geography B.A. with Social Studies Education major offers a degree in the discipline with multiple field experiences in diverse classroom settings and culminates in a full-time teaching internship. Upon graduation from the program, students are endorsed for Full Teacher Certification by the State of Florida’s Department of Education.

This major is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. Click here to view the Major Map.

Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Geosciences

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Geosciences prepares students for careers and graduate study in geological, hydrological and atmospheric science fields, and is founded on a background in physical sciences. The Geological Sciences major encompasses the study of the history, structure and composition of the Earth, mineral and water resources, natural disasters and environmental concerns. It prepares students to become licensed Professional Geologists in the State of Florida, professional geologists in private consulting and resource industries. The Atmospheric Sciences major adds meteorological and climatological dimensions, and prepares students for graduate school or employment as a meteorologist in government or industry. It meets the undergraduate course work requirements for professional certification by the American Meteorological Society.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Geosciences: Atmospheric

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Geosciences prepares students for careers and graduate study in geological, hydrological and atmospheric science fields, and is founded on a background in physical sciences. The Geological Sciences major encompasses the study of the history, structure and composition of the Earth, mineral and water resources, natural disasters and environmental concerns. It prepares students to become licensed Professional Geologists in the State of Florida, professional geologists in private consulting and resource industries. The Atmospheric Sciences major adds meteorological and climatological dimensions, and prepares students for graduate school or employment as a meteorologist in government or industry. It meets the undergraduate course work requirements for professional certification by the American Meteorological Society.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

History: Social Science Education

History studies past human experience in all its imaginable aspects: economic, social, political, cultural, intellectual, scientific and technological. Relying on a variety of documents, historians develop interpretations of a wide range of the human experience, including scientific and technological breakthroughs, famines, the formation, evolution and conflicts of family groups, mass migrations, wars, cultural encounters, and revolutions. History students are trained to be critical readers, good writers, and astute analysts. These qualities and skills are fundamental for success in business activities, public and professional careers, teaching, and advanced studies. This degree-specific program combines the rigorous requirements of the History B.A. program with content-specific pedagogy to prepare students interested in teaching Social Studies at the secondary level. The History B.A. with Social Studies Education major offers a degree in the discipline with multiple field experiences in diverse classroom settings and culminates in a full-time teaching internship. Upon graduation from the program, students are endorsed for Full Teacher Certification by the State of Florida’s Department of Education.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC