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Integrated Science, B.S.

The Integrated Science program offers an integrated science major with teacher certification at the elementary/middle school level and an integrated science secondary major for teacher certification at the middle school/high school level.

Visit the program website for more information.

Program Overview

Integrated Science Major

The integrated science major (ISCI) is designed for students seeking certification to teach at the elementary and/or middle school levels. It provides students with broad exposure in all of the sciences and emphasizes the connections among the scientific disciplines and their relevance to society. In order to be certified, students must:

  • Complete this major with a 2.7 GPA
  • Pass the ISCI subject area Michigan Test for Teacher Certification
  • Complete the College of Education professional program
  • Complete the elementary teaching minor

Integrated Science Secondary Major

The comprehensive integrated science secondary major certifies students to teach general science at the middle school level and biology, chemistry, earth science and physics at the high school level. The major provides a depth of instruction in each science discipline, as well as coursework in science teaching pedagogy. In order to be certified in this major, students must:

  • Complete the major with a 3.0 GPA
  • Pass the ISCI Secondary subject area Michigan Test for Teacher Certification
  • Complete the College of Education professional program

Why Study Integrated Science at Grand Valley?

  • Courses designed specifically for the major and taught using best practices identified by the research literature.
  • Limited class sizes to maximize interactions between faculty and students as well as among students.
  • Our students are very successful in passing the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification on their first attempt.
  • Opportunities to be extensively engaged in scholarship and professional growth (see the ISCI website for a list of student publications and presentations).
  • Opportunities to be involved in professional organizations (Michigan Science Teachers Association, National Science Teachers Association) and attend professional conferences.
  • Integrated science majors are active in the community and involved in service learning in area schools.

Location & Format

Undergraduate students in this major study at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.



Students study a variety of content, including:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth science
  • Physics
  • Integrated science
  • Science teaching pedagogy

Combined Degree Programs

This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.

You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.

For More Information

Integrated Science Program
3300a Kindschi Hall of Science
(616) 331-8585

Admissions Office