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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE WITH A MAJOR IN BIOLOGY w/ SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATION

REQUIREMENTS-- 53 Semester Hours as follows:

Required Core Biology Courses: (17 hours)

  • BIOL 133       Introduction to Population Biology
  • BIOL 113       Introduction to Population Biology Laboratory
  • BIOL 134       Introduction to Cellular Biology
  • BIOL 114       Introduction to Cellular Biology Laboratory
  • BIOL 246       Biodiversity
  • BIOL 340       Genetics
  • BIOL 495       Senior Seminar
    or
    BIOL 498       Senior Thesis

Required Allied Math and Science Courses: (18 hours)

Math and Chemistry: (11 hours)

  • MATH 132     College Algebra (or higher math course)
  • CHEM 132     General College Chemistry I
  • CHEM 111     General College Chemistry I Laboratory
  • CHEM 232     General College Chemistry II
  • CHEM 211     General College Chemistry II Laboratory

Remaining 7 hours selected from the following:

  • PHYS 241       Physics I
  • PHYS 242       Physics II
  • PHYS 137       Physical Science
  • PHYS 117       Physical Science Laboratory
  • BIOL 231       Environmental Science
    or
    GEOG 231     Environmental Geography

The following courses are required (and may be used as part of recommended electives):

  • BIOL 410       Teaching Practicum
  • BIOL 448       General Ecology (required unless student completed BIOL 231)

Recommended electives to meet 18 hours total:

  • BIOL 342       Parasitology
  • BIOL 345       Microbiology
  • BIOL 346       Biochemistry
  • BIOL 347       Invertebrate Zoology
  • BIOL 349       Plant Biology
  • BIOL 410       Teaching Practicum (required)
  • BIOL 431       Conservation Biology
  • BIOL 442       Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • BIOL 448       General Ecology (required unless student completed BIOL 231)

Students seeking secondary certification must also take the 36 hours of required professional education courses as described in the Department of Education - Secondary Education portion of this website.  Students completing this degree will be required to report scores from the ETS subject area exam in biology prior to graduation.