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Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology Education

Our Biology Education degree provides a solid foundation in biology and includes all the education courses required for licensure and certification to teach Biology at the secondary (grades 6 through 12) level.

Biology Education (B.S.)

Major Requirements (Required Biology Hours: 28)Credit Hours: 67
BIOL 1214 Fundamentals of Biology4
BIOL 1314 Environmental Science4
BIOL 2852 Medical Vocabulary2
BIOL 2214 General Botany4
BIOL 2414 General Zoology4
BIOL 2314 Introductory Microbiology or 
BIOL 3114 General Microbiology4
BIOL 3003 Genetics3
BIOL 3103 Introductory Biochemistry3

Required Additional Science Hours11
CHEM 1104 General Chemistry I4
CHEM 1141 General Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 1204 General Chemistry II4
CHEM 1241 General Chemistry II Lab1
SCI 1041 Integrated Science Lab1

Required Education Hours28
EDUC 2001 Introduction to Teaching1
EDUC 3103 Human Development3
EDUC 3113 Psychology and Assessment of Learning3
EDUC 3213 Students with Exceptionalities3
EDUC 4413 Technology in the Classroom3
EDUC 4433 Methods of Teaching Science3
EDUC 4663 Student Teaching Seminar3
EDUC 4739 Student Teaching Secondary9


Fall Semester Freshman Year (16 Credit Hours)

Fundamentals of Biology with lab (BIOL 1214)

General Chemistry I + Lab (CHEM 1104, 1141)

Introduction to Teaching (EDUC 2001)

English Composition I (ENGL 1113)

Liberal Arts Seminar (LAS 1063)

Spring Semester Freshman Year (16 Credit Hours)

Medical Vocabulary (BIOL 2852)

General Chemistry II + lab (CHEM 1204, 1241)

Human Development (EDUC 3103)

English Composition II (ENGL 1213)

General Education course (3 Credit Hours)

Fall Semester Sophomore Year (16 Credit Hours)

Genetics (BIOL 3003) and

Integrated Science Lab (SCI 1041) or

Environmental Science (BIOL 1314)

Psychology & Assessment of Learning (EDUC 3113)

General Education classes to total 16 Credit Hours

Spring Semester Sophomore Year (16 Credit Hours)

Students with Exceptionalities (EDUC 3213)

Two of the following biology courses:

General Zoology with lab (BIOL 2414) or

General Botany with lab (BIOL 2214) or

Introductory Microbiology (BIOL 2314)

General Education classes to total 16 Credit Hours

Fall Semester Junior Year (16 Credit Hours)

Genetics (BIOL 3003) and

Integrated Science Lab (SCI 1041) or

Environmental Science (BIOL 1314)

Technology in the Classroom (EDUC 4413)

General Education classes to total 16 Credit Hours

Spring Semester Junior Year (16 Credit Hours)

General Zoology with lab (BIOL 2414) or

General Botany with lab (BIOL 2214) or

Introductory Microbiology (BIOL 2314)

Introductory Biochemistry (BIOL 3103)

General Education classes to total 16 Credit Hours

Fall Semester Senior Year (16 Credit Hours)

Methods of Teaching Science (EDUC 4433)

General Education classes to total 16 Credit Hours

Spring Semester Senior Year (12 Credit Hours)

Student Teaching Seminar (EDUC 4663)

Student Teaching Secondary (EDUC 4739)

124 Total Credit Hours

 *Please note that this plan is meant to reflect an example of how the required coursework could be completed. Each student will work closely with faculty advisors in Biology and in Education to make certain that their individual degree plan is being completed in an effective manner. 

YOU QUALIFY FOR FINANCIAL AID

If you score above a 22 on the ACT/1100 SAT with a 3.0 GPA, you qualify for: 

Academic scholarships from $1,700–$8,000 per year

Departmental scholarships from $3,000–$11,000 per year

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