University General Course Catalog 2016-2017 
    Jun 17, 2024  

Nevada Teach Secondary Education and Environmental Science, B.S./B.S. in Ed.

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The dual degree Bachelor of Science with majors in Nevada Teach Secondary Education and Environmental Science provides students with a solid background in environmental science and secondary teaching certification. Students who successfully complete the program are prepared to compete nationally for admission to graduate and professional programs in the natural resources and environmental sciences, and are certified to teach environmental science at the secondary school level. 

Contact Information

Students should contact the College of Education Student Advising Center
William Raggio Building, 2005
(775) 784-4298


Nancy Markee ( or Julie Stoughton (
Natural Resources and Environmental Science
217 Fleischmann Agriculture
(775) 784-4020 / (775) 784-4835

Transfer to Nevada

Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Print degree planner icon at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval. For lower division coursework not available at your current institution, please review the Reverse Transfer agreement  or the Co-Admission program for options.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access established transfer course equivalencies to assist in your planning. 

Admission Requirements

Students must be eligible to enroll in

  and ENG 101  to be admitted to NevadaTeach Environmental Science. 

Graduation Requirements

Total Units 120-124 units
Cumulative GPA 2.0
University GPA 20
Major GPA 2.0
Residency Requirement 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
Major Residency Requirement 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
Upper-Division Requirement 40 Upper-Division Units
Half Program Units/4 Year Institution 60 Units


I. Silver Core General Education Requirements (27-36 units)

NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding  the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Silver Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Silver Core Writing and Prerequisite (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3

B. Silver Core Mathematics and Prerequisite (4-10 units) - CO2

C. Silver Core Natural Sciences (8 units) - CO4, CO4L

D. Silver Core Social Sciences (3 units) - CO6

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO6 courses .

E. Silver Core Fine Art (3 units) - CO7

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. Silver Core Humanities (6 units) - CO5, CO8

II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (4 units maximum)

Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society Course - CO9

B. Diversity & Equity Course - CO10

C. Global Context Course - CO11

D. Ethics Course - CO12

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course - CO13

F. Application Course - CO14

III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)

IV. Major Requirements (83-84 units)

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)

VI. Electives (0-6 units)

VII. Recommended Schedule

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

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