Biology Degrees with Certification

BA or BS, Biology Major with Certification - Min. 124 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 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. 124 Hours)

BA or BS - Biology with Certification in Unified Science

Common Core: See common core requirements
Required Course from General Education: BI101 General Biology (3) and BI101L (1)
Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements (22+ 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: BI102 General Biology (3) and BI102 Lab (1) 4 hours
BA Foreign Language (a single language) BS Analytical Skills: See guidelines.
Must include ED122 Education Technology (2) AND CH114 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis (3) and CH114L (1).
6-8 hours 
Unified Science Course Requirements (46+ Hours)
BI301  Ecology (3) and BI301L (1)
BI305   Microbiology (3) and BI305L (1)
BI306  Genetics (3) and BI306L (1)
CH111 General Chemistry (3) and CH111L (1)
GL105  Exploring Geology (4)
SC103  Introduction to Meteorology (3)
SC225  Interdisciplinary Science Seminar (1)
SC382  History and Philosophy of Science (3)

One of the Following:
BI 105 Intro to Environmental Science (3) and BI105L (1)
BI311 Conservation Biology (3)
Two (2) from the following (8-10 hours):
PH111 General Physics I (3) with PH111L (1) and
PH112 General Physics II (3) with PH112L (1)  OR
PH205 Calculus Physics I (3) with PH205L (2) and
PH206 Calculus Physics II (3) and PH206L (2)

Two of the following:
BI107 Anatomy (4) and BI107L (1)
BI205 General Physiology (4) and BI205L: (1)
BI302 Botany (2) and BI302L (1)

Professional Education Requirements (42 Hours)
ED101 Foundations of Education (2)
ED102 Field Experience I (1)
ED105 Field Experience II (0-1)
ED122 Education Technology (2)
        [if not taken in Tier Two]
ED313 Classroom Behavior Management (3)
ED350 Education Methodology (2)
ED370SC The Teaching of Science in High School (3)
ED453  General Methods Teaching (2)
ED454 Student Teaching Seminar/Methods (2)
ED462  Supervised Student Teaching (Capstone) (10)
ED470 Instructional 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

BSE with Certification in Middle School Science - Min. 124 Hours

Common Core: See common core requirements
Required Courses from General Education:
Science with a laboratory (4)
Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements (18+ Hours)
Fine Arts or Humanities:
When choosing a Fine Arts course, see guidelines.
When choosing a Humanities course, see guidelines.
3 hours
Social Sciences: PY210 and PY223 are recommended. 6 hours
Additional Science Science w/ or w/out lab (3-4) 3-4 hours
MA224 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (4) 4 hours
ED122 Education Technology 2 hours
Professional Education (43 Hours)
ED102 Field Experience I (1)
ED105 Field Experience II (0-1)
ED350 Education Methodology (2)
ED313 Classroom and Behavior Management in
the Middle and Secondary Classroom (3)
ED314 History/Philosophy of Middle-Level Education (3)
ED370SC Methods of Teaching Science (3)
ED453 General Methods of Teaching (2)
ED454 Student Teaching Seminar/Methods (2)
ED462 Student Teaching (10)
ED470 Instructional 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)
Middle School Grades 5-9 certification requirements (16-17 Hours)
 
Science Subject Area requirements: Minimum of 16 additional Science hours (beyond Common Core and Tier Two requirements) chosen in consultation with the advisor. Students must have 24 total science hours.
Minor and Electives (To Complete Min. 124 Hours)