Undergraduate Major: Science Learning and Public Engagement

Undergraduate students interested in majoring in Science Learning and Public Engagement should fulfill the major requirements listed below. Graduates of this program will be prepared for careers that deliver STEM learning at a variety of organizations including cultural institutions, botanical gardens, museums, zoos, environmental education centers, community-based organizations, educational, science, health, and environmental non-profits and foundations, government, universities and for-profit businesses and media ventures.

Program requirements:

STANDARD COURSES

Course Number Course Title Credits
SCIE 33000 Science Engagement in Non-Formal Environments 3
SCIE 36000 Exploration of Non-Formal Learning Resources 1
SCIE 47000 Science Engagement Internship 1 1
SCIE 48000 Science Engagement Internship 2 2
SCIE 44000 Science Practice Across Disciplines 3
SCI 12400 Principles of Physical Science 3
SCI 12500 Principles of Life Science 3
SCI 12600 Principles of Environmental Science 3
EDSE 45103 Curriculum and Instruction in Science Education 4
EDLS 42500 Developing Programs for Non-Profit Organizations 3
MCA 10500 Introduction to Media Production 3
Electives selected in consultation with program advisor.
Approved electives include but are not limited to EDCE 20600 Observing Children and Their Development; EDCE 31904 Science in Early Childhood Settings; EDSE 44300 Methods of Teaching Science; SPED 32000 Introduction to Inclusive Education; SCIE 42000 Science in the Urban Environment; SCIE 49000 Science Engagement Internship 3; Science courses at the 200 level and higher.
9
Total Number of Standard Credits for Major 38

One of the following subject specific content course sequences:

Biology Concentration Course Sequence

Course Number Course Title Credits
BIO 10100 Biological Foundations I 4
BIO 10200 Biological Foundations II 4
BIO 20600 Introduction to Genetics 4
One additional 3 or 4 credit biology elective course selected in consultation with program advisor. 3-4
Subtotal Number of Credits (Biology option) 15-16

Chemistry Concentration Course Sequence

Course Number Course Title Credits
CHEM 10301 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 10401 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 24300 Quantitative Analysis 4
CHEM 26100 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 40600 Environmental Chemistry 3
Subtotal Number of Credits (Chemistry option) 18

Earth and Atmospheric Science Concentration Course Sequence

Course Number Course Title Credits
EAS 10600 Earth Systems Science 4
Choose one of the following courses:
EAS 10400
EAS 10100
Perspectives of Global Warming
The Atmosphere
3
Choose two of the following courses:
EAS 22700
EAS 44800
EAS 33000
EAS 36500
Structural Geology
Terrestrial Aquatic & Atmospheric Systems
Geographic Information Systems
Coast and Ocean Processes
4
4
3
3
Subtotal Number of Credits (Earth and Atmospheric Science option) 13-15

Physics Concentration Course Sequence

Course Number Course Title Credits
MATH 20100 Calculus I 4
MATH 21200 Calculus II 4
MATH 21300 Calculus III 4
PHYS 20700 General Physics 1 4
PHYS 20800 General Physics 2 4
One standard elective course must be a 3-credit physics course selected in consultation with program advisor.  
Subtotal Number of Credits (Physics option) 20

Engineering Concentration Course Sequence

Course Number Course Title Credits
ENGR 10100 Engineering Design 1 1
PHYS 20700 General Physics 1 4
MATH 20100 Calculus I 4
MATH 21200 Calculus II 4
Choose two of the following courses:
ENGR 10300
ENGR 10610
ENGR 27600
CSC 10300
Computer-Aided Analysis Tools for Engineers
Introduction to Earth System Science & Engineering
Engineering Economics
Introduction to Computing
2
4
3
3
Subtotal Number of Credits (Engineering option) 18-20

Environment Concentration Course Sequence

Course Number Course Title Credits
BIO 10200 Biological Foundations II 4
EAS 10600 Earth Systems Science 4
EAS 44800 Terrestrial Aquatic & Atmospheric Systems 4
Choose one of the following courses:
BIO 22800
BIO 33000
BIO 34000
BIO 34500
Ecology and Evolution
Survey of the Vertebrates
Biology of Invertebrates
Botany
4
3
4
4
Choose one of the following courses:
EAS 10400
EAS 10100
Perspectives of Global Warming
The Atmosphere
3
Subtotal Number of Credits (Environmental option) 18-19
Total Number of Standard Credits for Major
38
Total Number of Credits for Science or Engineering Concentrations 13-20
Total Number of Credits for entire Major 51-58

For information about the General Education Requirements, go to Pathways  BS Checklist at
https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gened/general-education-checklists

For information about an accelerated Bachelors-Masters version of this program, please contact a program advisor.

Please consult with Program Advisor (Professor Richard Steinberg, steinberg@ccny.cuny.edu or Professor Yael Wyner, ywyner@ccny.cuny.edu) if interested.