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All Science Bachelor's Degree

The UIU Advantage

As a science teacher, you don’t just answer questions–you inspire students to seek out answers for themselves. The All Science major gives you a deeper understanding of a range of disciplines in science, as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) educators may teach a diversity of subjects, including earth science, chemistry, physics, biology, astronomy and mathematics.

Why All Science at UIU?

  • Students who satisfactorily complete this major and all required teacher education coursework are prepared for licensure in Iowa and qualified to teach All Science in grades 5-12 at any private or parochial school.
  • As a teacher in the STEM fields, you’ll have the opportunity to encourage students to explore the natural world around them and learn how mathematics and science can be used to understand and explain what we observe around us.
  • Increased emphasis has been placed on teaching in these subjects, because STEM fluency is important to developing the future leaders that will succeed in a complex world.
  • Job growth for teachers in the STEM fields is higher than average for the teaching profession, and there are many openings for teachers who specialize in this area.
  • Learn from faculty who have real-world experience and are experts in the fields they teach; enjoy the support of helpful, caring staff who are there for you from start to finish.

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Explore Your Program

All Science Courses

See course descriptions for the classes you need for your All Science degree, as well as any general education requirements.

Academic Calendar

Keep up with your academic program’s registration deadlines, session dates, holiday breaks and exam schedules.

Careers in All Science

This degree, when taken along with Teacher Education coursework, prepares you for a career as a middle school or high school science teacher for public and private schools.

Video: Autumn Weaver ’20

Hear from current Iowa high school physics and chemistry teacher Autumn Weaver about UIU’s All Science and Secondary Ed teacher education programs, and get Autumn’s advice for future teachers.

UIU Locations for Bachelor's Degree in All Science

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Convenient, Focused Scheduling

UIU All Science students have the advantage of focusing on fewer classes at once with the Two-at-a-Time schedule.


When you’re ready to apply for your bachelor’s degree in All Science, we’re ready to help you every step of the way.

Related Programs

If All Science is not quite what you are looking for, consider training as a math teacher, or check out UIU’s other STEM programs in mathematics and the biological and physical sciences.

Scholarships and Grants

Noyce Grant / Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Upper Iowa University juniors and seniors majoring in All Science with Teacher Certification are eligible for scholarships from $10,000-$22,000 per year.

The program covers the cost of attendance for 15 Upper Iowa University All Science majors, and prepares them to teach science in high-poverty, high-need, and rural schools in Iowa.

Video: Marlene Franzen on the Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to students’ most frequently asked questions about UIU’s bachelor’s degree in All Science. If you don’t see the answer you need, contact us for help.

I’m interested in teaching mathematics. Is All Science right for me?

If teaching some math in the context of science, such as physics, yes!  If teaching only math, you’ll want to pursue a separate endorsement in mathematics.

I’m interested in the subjects listed under All Science, but not in teaching. Is there another major that I should consider?

Yes.  Take a look at the Environmental Science program, especially the Ecosystems emphasis.

I’m interested in mathematics and physics, and possibly engineering. Is All Science for pre-engineering students?

We do not have a specific pre-engineering program, but we do have some degree programs, minors, and coursework selections that can help you prepare for an engineering career, and for an engineering degree either as a transfer student or as preparation for a graduate program in engineering.  The best way to find out about these alternatives is to declare a major in Mathematics, and work with your advisor to develop an individualized academic plan that best fits your goals.

I enjoyed PLTW (Project Lead the Way) and/or STEM studies in high school. Should I consider All Science?

A major in All Science is limited to students who intend to become schoolteachers.  Ask to talk with a faculty member from the GeMS (Geosciences, Geography, and Mathematical Sciences) Department to discover your options to study in STEM fields.  If your primary science interest is in biology or chemistry, you’ll want to consult with a faculty member in that department for a more in-depth exploration of those areas.