Undergraduate Study

Science Education Minor

Students eligible for admission to the Science Education minor should be making normal progress on the preparation for a major in the sciences or engineering whether they have declared such a major or not. They must have completed nine courses selected from the following, with at least one course from each of the four categories: (1) Chemistry and Biochemistry 14A, 14B, 14BL, 14C, 14CL (or 20A, 20B, 20L, 30A, 30AL), (2) Life Sciences 1, 2, 3 (or 7A, 7B, 7C), 23L, (3) Mathematics 3A, 31A or Life Sciences 30A, and (4) Physics 1A, 1B, 4AL, 4BL (or 5A, 5B, 5C). Prior participation in a supervised experience in schools is recommended.

To enter the minor, students must be in good academic standing with an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Students must consult with the academic coordinator responsible for the minor to plan a coherent program to complete both the minor and their major, prior to filing a petition to enter the minor.

Required Lower-Division Courses (6 to 7 units): Science Education 10SL and Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences 1 (Earth, Planetary, and Spaces Sciences 101 or C113 or Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 101 or 102 or 103 may be substituted for course 1).

Required Upper-Division Courses (22 units minimum): (1) Education 127, (2) Science Education 100SL, (3) at least one and no more than two courses selected from Chemistry and Biochemistry 192A, 192B, Life Sciences 192A, 192B, Physics 192, Physiological Science 192, and (4) at least one and no more than two courses selected from Education M102, M103, M108, 121, 123, C125, 128, 130, 132, 133, 134, 138, 164, 166, M182A/M194A, M183A/M194A.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor, and at least 16 units must be taken in residence at UCLA.

Each minor course, except Science Education 10SL, must be taken for a letter grade, with a grade of C or better in each, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.