What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences serves as a waiver program for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Science. With the Science Credential, students are able to teach any introductory science class, i.e. earth, general, life, or physical science along with the courses in their chosen emphasis.

A Roadmap identifies the specific set of courses students must complete in their major in sequential order. Information on corequisites or prerequisites is listed along with other pertinent information to assist students in completing courses towards the major.

1. Major Requirements (71-72 units)

Core requirements (36 units)

Biology (12 units)
BIOL 1A, 1B, 1BL, 101, and 101L

Chemistry (10 units)
CHEM 1A, 1AL, 1B, 1BL

Geology (7 units)
EES 1 and 168

Natural Science (3 units)
NSCI 106

Physical Science (4 units)
PSCI 21

Chemistry Option (35-36 units)
PHYS 2A, 2B (see note 1) (8 units)
MATH 75 (4 units)
MATH 76 (4 units)
CHEM 128A (3 units)
CHEM 102 or 105, 108, 128B, 129A, 150 or 155A (16-17 units)

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Mathematics

Study options

Full Time (120 units)

Tuition fees
US$18,469.00 per year
USD $1,665 Per Semester for 0-6 units; USD $2,871 Per Semester for 6.1 or more units; Nonresident tuition fee: USD $396 per unit
Application deadline

1 November 2021

Start date

18 January 2022

Venue

College of Science and Mathematics

Science II, Room 301,

2576 E. San Ramon Ave., M/S ST90,

FRESNO,

California,

93740, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students with High school or secondary and higher secondary or equivalent. For admission consideration, a minimum 2.5 Fresno State converted and weighted GPA is required.

For international students

A high school diploma or passing the California High School Proficiency Examination or complete a General Education Development program (GED).

English language Score: TOEFL – 61 iBT, or IELTS – 6.0 or with 5.5 Band score in each section, or ELS Language Centers - Level 112, or Pearson's Test of English – 45. Application Deadlines: Fall - July 1 and Spring - November 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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