Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Science Education

Teach in the rapidly growing field of science education. Open minds. Keep current.

Science teachers today have a unique challenge; with daily scientific discoveries comes the exciting opportunity to teach students new material. Share your knowledge of scientific theory and practice, inspiring students to pursue careers in this evolving industry.

As a science teacher, you can delve into any number of fascinating topics. Interested in robotics? Meteorology? Chemistry? Biology?

Get your foundation at Pfeiffer. With a record of 93 percent placement rate for certified teachers, you can be sure to graduate equipped for career success.

Pfeiffer’s teacher education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).

Main Campus: Historical Misenheimer

Pfeiffer’s undergraduate comprehensive science education program, in the division of education, is available at the Misenheimer campus. Participate in the School of Education Majors Club for valuable networking opportunities.


The comprehensive science education program curriculum requires a minimum investment of 89 semester hours (SH). This breaks down into 51 semester hours in your concentration of choice and 38 semester hours in the required education minor. Concentration choices are biology or chemistry.

Requirements for Teacher Candidates in the Comprehensive Science Education Major

Teacher candidates in the comprehensive science education major must complete a concentration in either biology or chemistry. The exact sequence of the courses in the concentration is determined by the academic advisor and the teacher candidate.

Biology Concentration

(51 SH) from:
 – 24 SH
Chemistry – 12 SH
Earth Science – 7 SH (may be satisfied by CHEM 201 and GEOG 201)
Physics – 8 SH

Chemistry Concentration

(51 SH) from:
Chemistry – 24 SH
Biology – 12 SH
Earth Science – 7 SH (may be satisfied by CHEM 201 and GEOG 201)
Physics – 8 SH

For descriptions of courses, visit the academic catalog.

Secondary Education

If you are interested in teaching grades 9-12, visit our secondary education teaching licensure certificate page.

Division of Education

Visit the division of education page to find out more information about:

  • Application for admission to the education program
  • Student teaching
  • Pfeiffer’s AIG (academically and intellectually gifted) add-on licensure program
  • Education-specific scholarship programs
  • Pfeiffer University’s CAEP National Accreditation (through 2021)
  • CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

Tuition & Fees

Click here for current tuition and fees. Contact an admissions advisor about financial aid and scholarship opportunities.


If you want to be a science teacher, prepared to teach in a wide range of science programs in a variety of environments, study at Pfeiffer. Learn everything you need to know through our comprehensive science education program.

Ready to get started? Apply now.

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