If you have a calling to teach and a passion for the sciences, UMW’s Interdisciplinary Science major will help you prepare for a career in science education. In combination with your education course work, you’ll gain broad exposure to all the sciences and in-depth knowledge of a specific science field of your choice. You’ll leave with a solid foundation to be an elementary science teacher or an educator for museums, nature centers, or zoos.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Thinking About This Major?
The Center for Career & Professional Development has many tools and resources available to help you choose your major. Below are three of them:
Focus 2: A series of reliable, intuitive, career and education decision-making assessments to help students select a major, explore occupations, make informed career decisions, and take action in their career development.
Skills developed as an Interdisciplinary Science major (via Focus2): Decision making, equipment selection, listening, managing time, problem solving, reading comprehension, reasoning, science, writing and authoring.
What Can I Do With This Major: Learn more about what you can do as an Interdisciplinary Science major! Some areas of career options are environmental science, geology, global environmental problems, field methods, oceanography, energy resources and technology, quantitative reasoning, engineering and the design process, and a field project in STEM education.
Handshake: UMW’s online career management platform that includes the latest jobs from employers hiring at your school. You can search for organizations based on major, location, job type, and many other categories.
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