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Earth/Space Science

Bachelor of Arts
School of Sciences and Social Sciences

This program is designed to prepare candidates for teaching Earth/Space science in grades 7-12. In addition to meeting all of the degree requirements set by Keene State College (Earth/Space, education, and integrative studies), this program will result in certification for secondary school teaching by the state of New Hampshire in a nationally recognized science education program. Graduates of this program will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful secondary teachers who can fill the critical shortage in this teaching area not only in New England, but across the country.

Integrative Studies Requirements

40 credits minimum

Specific requirements for Integrative Studies can be found in the appropriate section of the catalog. In addition, asterisked (*) courses listed in the following Major Requirements section are required for the major and may be applied toward the Natural Sciences and Foundations component of the Integrative Studies requirements.

Major Requirements

60 credits

Sixty (60) credits, including courses applied to Integrative Studies. Please note that students seeking certification at the secondary level in Earth and Space Science should refer to the Secondary Education option in the Education major section of the catalog for a list of additional course requirements.

INGEOL 151 Physical Geology
GEOL 206 Oceanography
GEOL 252 Evolution of the Earth
GEOL 301 Mineralogy
GEOL 305 Paleontology
GEOL 306 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
GEOL 315 Environmental Geology
INMET 225 Meteorology
INCHEM 111 General Chemistry I and Lab *
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II and Lab
INPHYS 141 College Physics I *
BIO 111 Evolution
MATH 141 Introductory Statistics *

Select one of the following Astronomy courses:

  • INASTR 101 Introduction to Astronomy
  • INASTR 315 Visions of the Universe

Select one of the following Mathematics courses:

  • MATH 120 Applied Algebra and Trigonometry
  • MATH 130 Precalculus
  • MATH 151 Calculus I

Degree Requirements


120 credits


126 credits