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The need for well-trained science teachers is growing in California and many other states. The major in natural sciences is designed specifically to help students get the broad-based training they need to enter the education field. But majors will find their options expanded, not limited by this program: knowledge of many different areas of science can lead to a rewarding career in many different professions. Drawing from the latest research in biology, geology, chemistry and physics, students will learn to appreciate the way these sciences integrate to help explain phenomena of the natural world.

Real World

Students majoring in natural sciences are well prepared to enter teacher credentialing programs for science teaching at the middle school or high school level. The strong general science background provided by this program also provides strong preparation for careers in other science-related fields, medicine and healthcare, and other fields such as journalism, law, business or environmental work.

Major Requirements

During your first two years of study, you will study fundamental concepts in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics and mathematics. At the upper-division level, you will choose two of the natural sciences (chemistry, earth science, life science or physics) as areas of specialization.

Major Adviser

Name: Mandy Hanou
Contact: mlhanou@ucdavis.edu, 530-752-9100


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