UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Broadfield Science Licensure

Broadfield Science Licensure

A person with a broadfield science (BFS) license may teach any science class, middle-school level through grade 10, and any basic science class in grades 11-12 which is not a college-preparatory course, advanced placement (AP) course, or an elective course with more depth of content than a basic course. However, you may teach advanced courses in your science major (Biology, Chemistry or Physics).

Biology

Minor in Physics–Liberal Arts or Education

Physics Minor Requirements 24 Total Credits
Required Courses 14 cr. hrs.
(PHYS 121 Algebra-Based Physics I 5 cr.
PHYS 122 Algebra-Based Physics II 5 cr.)
or
(PHYS 131 Calculus-Based Physics I 5 cr.
PHYS 132 Calculus-Based Physics II 5 cr.)

PHYS 264 Modern Physics 4 cr.

Directed Electives for Both Minors: 10 cr. hrs.
PHYS 204 Intermediate Physics Laboratory (writing intensive) 1 cr.
PHYS 301 Advanced Physics Laboratory I (writing intensive) 3 cr.
PHYS 302 Advanced Physics Laboratory II (writing intensive) 3 cr.
PHYS 311 Electronics: Circuits and Devices 4 cr.
PHYS 312 Electronics: Linear Integrated Circuits 4 cr.
PHYS 313 Digital Electronics 4 cr.
PHYS 318 Astrophysics 3 cr.
PHYS 324 Acoustics 3 cr.
PHYS 415 Thermodynamics 3 cr.
PHYS 420 Optics 4 cr.
PHYS 426 Nuclear and Particle Physics 4 cr.
PHYS 427 Condensed Matter Physics 4 cr.
PHYS 441 Classical Mechanics 4 cr.
PHYS 442 Electricity and Magnetism 4 cr.
PHYS 465 Quantum Mechanics 3 cr.
Additional Choice for Directed Elective for Secondary Education Minor:
PHYS 331 Curriculum Physics 3 cr.
Required Supporting Courses 11 cr. hrs.
(may be taken under Gen Ed or under Major)
MATH 166 Calculus I 4 cr.
MATH 167 Calculus II 4 cr.
PHYS 361 Mathematics of Physics and Engineering I 3 cr.
or MATH 266 Calculus III

Chemistry

Broadfield Science Licensure: Chemistry

BIOL 150 General Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 210 General Botany
or BIOL 230 General Zoology
or BIOL 240 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 cr.
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5 cr.
or CHEM 120 Introduction to General Chemistry 6 cr.
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 5 cr.
ESM 302 Environmental Education Lab 1 cr.
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr.
PHYS 117 Astronomy 3 cr.

PHYS 121 Algebra-Based Physics I 4 cr.
PHYS 122 Algebra-Based Physics II 4 cr.
PHYS 131 Calculus-Based Physics 1 cr.
PHYS 132 Calculus-Based Physics II 1 cr.


CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I  3 cr.
CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Lab I  1 cr.
CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II  3 cr.
CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry Lab II 1 cr.
CHEM 250 Foundations of Analytical Chemistry  4 cr.
CHEM 361 Biochemistry I  3 cr.
CHEM 340 Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems 3 cr.
CHEM 322 Inorganic Chemistry 4 cr.
CHEM 480 Chemical Communications and Research 1 cr.
CHEM 261 Laboratory Safety 2 cr.


Advanced Lab and Research Series: (choose one)

CHEM 355 Separation Science Laboratory 1 cr.
CHEM 356 Chemical Instrumentation Lab 1 cr.
CHEM 366 Biochemistry Laboratory 1 cr.
CHEM 495 Undergraduate Research 1 cr.

Required Supporting Coursework:

GEOL 269 Environmental Geology (counted in general education) 0 cr.

Earth and Space Science Licensing

An Earth and Space Science license will be earned upon completion of the coursework listed below. This additional concentration is based on 16-19 total credits of earth and space science coursework. Overlap with required and elective coursework in the major will allow for this add-on license to be completed with an additional 5-11 credits.

GEOL 269 Environmental Geology 3 cr. (completed in major)
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr. (completed in major)
ESM 302 Environmental Education Lab 1 cr. (completed in major)
PHYS 117 Astronomy 3 cr. (completed in major)
GEOL 330 Meteorology 3 cr.

Choose 2 of the following courses:

GEOL 150 Historical Geology 4 cr.
PHYS 318 Astrophysics 3 cr. (possible elective in major)
GEOL 305 Geology of the Planets 2 cr.
GEOL 441 Introduction to Geophysics 4 cr.

Recommended Supplemental Coursework:
GEOL 202 Oceanography 3 cr.
ESM 360 Hydrology and Water Quality 4 cr.

Physics

Broadfield Science Licensure: Physics 57-58 cr. hrs.

BIOL 150 General Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 210 General Botany
or BIOL 230 General Zoology
or BIOL 240 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 cr.
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5 cr.
or CHEM 120 Introduction to General Chemistry 6 cr.
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 5 cr.
ESM 302 Environmental Education Lab 1 cr.
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr.
PHYS 117 Astronomy 3 cr.

PHYS 121 Algebra-Based Physics I 5 cr.
PHYS 122 Algebra-Based Physics II 5 cr.
PHYS 131 Calculus-Based Physics I 5 cr.
PHYS 132 Calculus-Based Physics II 5 cr.

MATH 167 Calculus II 4 cr.
PHYS 264 Modern Physics 4 cr.
PHYS 204 Intermediate Physics Lab 1 cr.
PHYS 311 Electronics: Circuits and Devices 4 cr.
PHYS 318 Astrophysics 3 cr.
PHYS 485 Senior Seminar 1 cr.
PHYS 362 Mathematics of Physics and Engineering II 3 cr.

Choose 6 credits from the following electives:

PHYS 220 Science of Light 3 cr.
PHYS 250 Statics 3 cr.
PHYS 312 Electronics: Linear Integrated Circuits 4 cr.
PHYS 313 Digital Electronics 4 cr.
PHYS 331 Curriculum Physics 3 cr.

Required Supporting Coursework:

GEOL 269 Environmental Geology (counted in general education) (0)

Earth and Space Science Licensing

An Earth and Space Science license will be earned upon completion of the coursework listed below. This additional concentration is based on 16-19 total credits of earth and space science coursework. Overlap with required coursework in the major will allow for this add-on license to be completed with an additional 5-7 credits.

GEOL 269 Environmental Geology 3 cr. (completed in major)
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr. (completed in major)
ESM 302 Environmental Education Lab 1 cr. (completed in major)
PHYS 117 Astronomy 3 cr. (completed in major)
GEOL 330 Meteorology 3 cr.

Choose 2 of the following courses:

GEOL 202 Oceanography 3 cr.
ESM 360 Hydrology and Water Quality 4 cr.

Interdisciplinary Program

261 Centennial Science Hall
715-425-3577
www.uwrf.edu/BIOT

Karl Peterson–Director

The Biotechnology major is an interdisciplinary program that is focused on the molecular basis of life processes and the techniques utilized to both study and control these processes under in vivo and in vitro conditions. The Biotechnology curriculum draws upon the expertise and course offerings of the participating departments: Biology, Chemistry, Animal and Food Science, and Plant and Earth Science. The Biotechnology major is designed to provide those students who are interested in pursuing careers at the interface of biology and chemistry with the academic background required to either secure entry level positions in the biotechnology industry or to continue their education in graduate or professional schools. A student may elect to complete a B.S. degree in Biotechnology in either the College of Arts and Sciences, 715-425-3777, or the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences 715-425-3841.

General Education Requirements

BA and BS Liberal Arts majors as listed.
BS Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences majors as listed.

Courses in the major or required supporting courses may be double counted to satisfy the General Education science requirements. Therefore, the total General Education credit hour requirement is reduced by the courses that can be double-counted.