Foundational Level General Science Education

The Foundational Level General Science Education advising track is an interdisciplinary study plan that combines the Liberal Studies core courses with elective courses appropriate for foundational level general science education. It is particularly useful for students planning to acquire a Foundational Level General Science (FLGS) credential. Students are encouraged to combine a Liberal Studies major with a minor in Natural SciencesOpens in new window .

For further advising for Science Credential Programs, please contact:
        Megan M. Tommerup
        Science Credential Preparation Advisor & Natural Sciences Minor Advisor
        Office:  MH-236A

All students following the  Interdisciplinary Thematic Emphasis for their Liberal Studies major also complete a research project either through the Interdisciplinary Thematic Research Seminar (LBST 482) or independent study (499) on a topic in science education.

Also, the Teacher Recruitment Project (TRP) is funded by the Chancellor's Office of the California State University through lottery monies. Its aim is to increase the number of qualified teachers in mathematics and science.

Required Courses:

Liberal Studies Core Courses                                             (30 units)

Interdisciplinary Thematic Research Seminar (LBST 482)
or Independent Study in Science Education (499)           ( 3 units)

Elective Foundational Level General Science Courses   (18 units)

A Liberal Studies advisor can help you select from a wide range of courses outside the Liberal Studies Department to develop a study plan appropriate for your background and career goals. A few examples of possible courses:

GEOL 410 Physical Earth/Space Systems
BIOL 453 Life Science Concepts
EDSC 310 The Teaching Experience
EDSC 320 Adolescence and Education
EDSC 330 Developing Literacy in Secondary Schools
MATH 338 Statistics Applied to Natural Sciences