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If you are interested in teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects in middle and/or high school, this major is right for you. The BSNS degree program combines the CSU Core Curriculum with strong scientific content, strong educational pedagogy, and real classroom experience to meet the increasing demand for licensed teachers nationwide.

Once you discover that you love teaching, you can be assured that your BSNS degree will provide a firm foundation for continued graduate work in science education leading to M.Ed. and/or Ph.D. degrees. Concentrations in the Natural Sciences Major include: Biology education; Chemistry education; Geology education; and Physics education. There is also an option for a concentration in Physical Science. There are over 100 undergraduate BSNS majors in the 5 concentrations.

Please refer to the CSU General Catalog for current details regarding this major.

Contact Courtney Butler, Key Advisor for the BSNS degree at (970) 491-7716 to schedule an advising appointment.

You may also contact science faculty advisors directly: Dr. David Steingraeber, Biology; Dr. Dawn Rickey, Chemistry; Mr. Brian Jones, Physics; Dr. Bill Sanford, Geosciences. Mr. Brian Jones also co-advises the students in the Physical Sciences Concentration.

Biology Check Sheet

Chemistry Check Sheet

Geology Check Sheet

Physics Check Sheet

BSNS Alumni Update Form

Bachelors of Science in the Natural Sciences


Primary funding from the College of Natural Sciences.

Additional funding from
the Bohemian Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the National Park Service,
the Colorado State
Science Fair, Inc., as well as private donors.

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1231 East Drive
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1802

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