All of the following are approved 20-hour education minors at BYU-I. As a Biology Education major you are required to minor in another area of science. In reality most science teachers teach in more than one science area and it is often the second science endorsement that gets you hired.

Here is a list of the current science education minors at BYU Idaho:

 MINORS:

  • Natural Science (130) -  The focus on this minor is on general sciences, including Earth Science, Physical Science, and Life Science. It will prepare you to teach integrated science and any other science subject at the middle school/junior high level and potentially any at the high school level. This is the minor that is most highly recommended since this in conjunction with your science major will essentially get you a job anywhere.
  • Biology (173) - This minor meets the same endorsement as the Biology Education Major and thus provides the same opportunities.
  • Chemistry (172) - This minor meets the same endorsement as the Chemistry Education Major and thus provides the same opportunities.
  • Earth Science (181) - This minor meets the same endorsement as the Earth Science Education Major and thus provides the same opportunities.
  • Physics (178) - This minor meets the same endorsement as the Physics Education Major and thus provides the same opportunities.
  • Physical Science (182) - The focus of this minor is on general chemistry and physics. It will prepare you to teach middle school/junior high physical science and potentially high school chemistry or physics.