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Department of Biology
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Biology Degree with 8-12 Life
Science Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Science

(Biology major — 120 semester credit hours)

1st and 2nd Years
Courses Hours
Biology 1480, 2401, 2402, 2403 16
Art, Theatre, Music (one 3-hour course) 3
Chemistry 1411, 2153,2353 and 3331* 11
Communication 2301 or 2331 3
Education 2323 3
English 1301, 1302 and sophomore literature course 9
History 1301, 1302 6
Mathematics 1302 or 1303 or 1321 or 2331 6
Electives 7
Total 60
3rd and 4th Years
Courses Hours
Biology 3301, 4303, 4451 and advanced 25
Education 4321, 4322, 4323, 4973** 18
Educational Psychology 3311 3
Electives 4
Political Science 2301, 2302 6
Physical Activity courses 1
Reading 4320 3
Total 60

This degree requires a minimum of 120 hours with a minimum of 45 advanced hours.

* Chemistry requirement may also be satisfied by Chemistry 1411, 1412, 3151, 3351, 3152, 3352 and 4331. These courses would also satisfy the requirements for a second minor.

** Students must have been admitted to the teacher education program and must be currently satisfying admission standards before being allowed to enroll in either Education 4322 or 4323.

Biology as a teaching field with secondary certification

A student who chooses biology for a second teaching field must complete these courses: Biology 1480, 2401, 2402, 2403, 3301, 4181, 4303 and 4451, plus four additional advanced semester hours in biology.

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