Science Learning Minor

This program is intended to allow students to explore courses and careers in education, including environmental/outdoor education and agricultural/extension education, and may be particularly helpful for those students who seek careers that rely heavily on communication, informal education, citizen science, etc.

This minor is also ideal for students who are interested in becoming a certified teacher but do NOT intend on enrolling in the Graduate School of Education here at Rutgers. For example, you may be interested in becoming a certified Physical Education teacher.
If you are interested in a Rutgers Certification program in Life Science, please visit here: http://gse.rutgers.edu/academic-programs/certificate-and-endorsement-programs/certification-program-biological-science-education. We can also help set you up for the post-baccalaureate MS/certification program.

We have special options for Environment, Policy, Institutions and Behavior, Environmental Sciences (Environmental Education and Environmental Consulting, Exercise Science, and Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources. Talk to your program advisor about these options.

Minor Specifics

Please note that the same course cannot be used to fulfill two different requirements.

All students enrolling in this program will take a minimum of:

Foundation course (1-3 credits)

05:300:200 Exploring Teaching as a Profession (3)
11:300:101 Introduction to Professional Youth Work (1)

Methods courses (3 credits)

Informal Science Education (11:300:335)

Communications course (3 credits)

11:300(or 704):416 Environmental Education in the School Curriculum (3)

Learning Psychology course (3 credits)

05:300:306 Principles of Classroom Learning (3) - (prerequisite 01:830:101)

3 credits of Practicum/Field Experience:

11:300:438 Practicum (3)
01:090:320 Peer Instructor Education (3)
NOTE: SPIN and Research in Education credits can also be used. We will also work with experienced-based credits from each major program.

3 credits Group Dynamics Elective courses:

01:830:321 Social Psychology (3) - (prerequisite 01:830:101)
01:830:362 Psychology of Sex and Gender (3) - (prerequisite 01:830:101)
01:830:371 Group Dynamics (3) - (prerequisite 01:830:101 and by permission of instructor)
01:830:372 Psychological Applications to Social Problems (3) - (prerequisite 01:830:121)
01:830:373 Organization and Personnel Psychology (3) - (prerequisite 01:830:101)
01:830:375 Prejudice and Conflict (3) - (prerequisite 01:830:101 and one other Psych course)
05:300:350 Education and Computers (3)
11:374:325 Environmental Communications (3)
11:374:493 Environmental Communications Clinic (3) - (by permission of instructor)
11:300:412 Special Problems in Teacher Education (3)

3 credits of Disciplinary Focus Elective courses:

01:377:305 Sport Sociology (3)
01:377:310 Motor Learning (3)
01:377:324 Movement Experiences for Individuals with Disabilities (3)
01:377:330 Organizational Behavior in Sport Management (3)
01:377:370 Exercise Physiology (3)
01:377:371 Exercise Physiology Laboratory (1)
01:640:136 Calculus II (4)
01:640:138 Calculus II for the Biological Sciences (4)
01:790:305 Public Policy Formation (3)
01:790:341 Public Administration: American Bureaucracy (3)
01:790:342 Public Administration: Policy Making (3)
01:790:362 International Law (3)
11:372:231 Fundamentals of Environmental Planning (3)
11:373:363 Environmental Economics (3)
11:374:301 Environment and Development (3)
11:374:313 U.S. Environmental Policy (3)
11:374:315 International Environmental Policy (3)
11:374:322 Environmental Behavior (3)
11:374:331 Culture and Environment (3)
11:374:335 Communities and Environmental Change (3)
11:374:341 Social and Ecological Aspects of Health and Disease (3)
11:374:428 Marine Fisheries Policy (3)
11:375:301 The Environment and Health (3)
11:375:334 Environmental Law II (3)
11:375:336 Occupational and Community Noise Control (3)
11:375:360 Soils and Water (4)
11:375:399 Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response (1)
11:375:403 Principles of Epidemiology (3)
11:375:406 Public Health Practice and Administration (3)
11:375:407 Environmental Toxicology (3)
11:375:409 Environmental Statement and Impact (3)
11:375:421 Air Pollution (3)
11:375:422 Air Sampling and Analysis (3)
11:375:423 Environmental Fate and Transport (3)
11:375:434 Principles of Industrial Hygiene (3)
11:375:435 Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (3)
11:375:444 Water Chemistry (3)
11:375:455 Internship in Environmental Health (2)
11:375:456 Internship in Environmental Health (2)
11:670:201 Elements of Meteorology (3)
11:670:431 Physical Meteorology (3)
11:704:217 Principals of Natural Resources Management (3)
11:704:251 Fundamentals of Evolution (3)
11:704:351 Principles of Ecology (4)