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Integrated Science, B.S.

The integrated science program offers an integrated science secondary major for teacher certification at the middle school/high school level.

Visit the program website for more information.

Students are admitted directly into this program.

Program Overview

The 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?

  • Coursework is designed specifically for the major and taught using best practices identified by the research literature.
  • Limited class sizes maximize interactions between faculty and students, as well as among students.
  • There is a high success rate in passing the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification on students' first attempts.
  • There are many opportunities to be extensively engaged in scholarship and professional growth, professional organizations, and conferences.
  • Integrated science majors are active in the community and involved in service learning in area schools.

Career Insights

This tool shows an overview of potential career opportunities for this major. Actual salaries, employment opportunities, and job titles may change over time.

Location & Format

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

  • Face To Face


Students study a variety of content, including:

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

Combined Degree Programs

Many GVSU undergraduate programs can be combined with an existing master’s degree program to save on tuition and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, you can save $8,500 by pursuing a combined degree and take up to four fewer courses than if earning the degrees separately.

Talk with an advisor about how you can build your combined degree from existing programs to further personalize your education and create your own niche area of expertise.

Admission Requirements

Visit the Admissions website for undergraduate requirements.

For More Information

Integrated Science Program
118 Padnos Hall of Science
(616) 331-3728

Admissions and Recruitment Office