BA or BS in Biology with Certification

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, Biology Major with Certification - Min. 120 Hours

Common Core: See common core requirements
Required Course from General Education: BI101 General Biology (3) and BI101L (1)
Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements (24+ Hours)
Humanities or Fine Arts:
When choosing a Humanities course, see guidelines.
When choosing a Fine Arts course, see guidelines.
  • 9 hours (BA)
  •  6 hours (BS)
Social Sciences (PY223 and PY210): see guidelines.
  • 6 hours (BA)
  •  6 hours (BS)
Science: Must include BI102 General Biology (3) and BI102L (1) 4 hours
BA  Foreign Language (a single language)BS  Analytical Skills: see guidelines.
Must include ED122 Education Technology (2)
6-8 hours 
Biology Major Requirements (29+ Hours)
BI108  Biodiversity (3) and BI108L (1)
SC382  History and Philosophy of Science (3)  

Additional Hours in Science Including:
CH111  General Chemistry (3) and CH111L (1)
PH111  General Physics I (3) and PH111L (1)
SC103  Meteorology (3) or 100-level Geology (4)
BI301  Ecology (3) and BI301L (1) or BI311 Conservation Biology and Natural Resource Management (3) 
SC225 Science Seminar (1)
Eight (8) hours from the following:BI107 Human Anatomy (4) and BI107L (1)
BI205  General Physiology(4) and BI205L(1)
BI206  Invertebrate Zoology/Parasitology (3) and BI206L (1)
BI300  Ornithology (3) and BI300L (1)
BI301  Ecology (3) and BI301L (1)
BI302  Botany (2) and BI302L (1)
BI304  Mammalogy (3) and BI304L (1)
BI305  Microbiology (3) and BI305L (1)
BI306  Genetics (3) and BI306L (1)
BI307  Comparative Animal Behavior (3) and BI307L (1)
BI309  Histology (2) and BI309L (2)
BI311  Conservation Biology (3)
BI315  Immunology (3)

Professional Education Requirements (42+ Hours)
ED101  Foundations of Education (2)
ED102  Field Experience I (1)
ED105 Field Experience II (0-1)
ED122  Educational Technology (2) if not taken in Tier two above
ED313 Classroom Behavior Management (3)
ED350 Education Methodology (2)
ED370SC  The Teaching of Science in High School (3)
ED453  Education as a Profession (2)
ED454  Student Teaching Seminar (2)          
ED462  Supervised Student Teaching (Capstone) (10)
ED470 Instruction Int. For Students with Reading Deficits (3)
ED471  Teaching Reading in the Content Area (3)
PY210  Educational Psychology (3)
PY223  Developmental Psychology (3)
PY342  Psychology of the Exceptional Child (2)
PY343  Psychology of the Exceptional Child Practicum (1)
Electives (To Complete Min. 120 Hours)
Last updated: 09/19/2019