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2019 - 2020 Catalog of Courses 
2019 - 2020 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Secondary Education Major


Liberal Arts Core - Credits: 34

See Liberal Arts Core  for course choices

First-Year Launch Corse FLC FLC 100  (Credits: 1)
Communication CO1/CO2 COMP 150 a and any one approved
        or CO2a course (Credits: 6)
  CO2/CO3 Any one approved CO2a course and any one approved
    CO3a course (Credits: 6)
Mathematics MA1 MATH 121  (Credits: 4)
Arts & Humanities AH Any one approved AH course (Credits: 3)
Arts & Humanities AH One additional approved AH course (Credits: 3)
History HI Any one approved HI course (Credits: 3)
Social & Behavioral Sciences SS ED 222  a,c (Credits: 3)
AH/HI/SSb AH or HI or SS One additional approved AHb or HIb or SSb course (Credits: 3)
Natural & Physical Sciences SC1 CHEM 150  a,c (Credits: 4)
  SC1 or SC2 CHEM 151  a,c(Credits: 4)

Major Requirements: Credits: 99

Major Electives:

Biology Elective Courses:

Complete a total of three (3) upper division courses from the list below. One (1) of the courses must be at the 300-level. Two (2) of the three (3) courses must have labs.

Choose one (1) course:

Free Electives - Credits: Variable


a Check course description for minimum grade in prerequisite course(s) required to enroll in this course.

b A minimum of 15 credits of coursework must be completed in the combined areas of AH/HI/SS.

c This Liberal Arts Core course is required by the major. To complete the degree in the specified total credits for graduation, students must use this course to fulfill the requirements of both the Liberal Arts Core and the major.

d This course fulfills both a Major requirement and a Liberal Arts Core requirement. Credits for this course are counted in the Liberal Arts Core section of the curriculum listing. These credits are not counted in the Major Requirements total.

e BIO 496  - Priority for admission to Senior Seminar is given to students who have met all prerequisites. Students should plan their prerequisite courses accordingly.

f Check course description for prerequisite course requirements.

g The following courses require a grade of C- or better for continued progression through the degree program:  BIO 106 , BIO 113 , BIO 260 , BIO 208  and BIO 245 . The following courses require a grade of B- or better for continued progression through the licensure program: ED 222 ED 341 , and ED 342 . 

h Students double majoring in Biochemistry and Biology with an area concentration in Cellular and Molecular Biology may take either the senior seminar sequence in Chemistry (CHEM 496  and CHEM 497  or Biology BIO 496  and BIO 497 ).

j BIO 376   is only taught in the summer.

k Advanced Topics courses will vary annually, and specific topics will be identified in advance of each semester’s registration. An advanced topics course of similar content, with or without lab, cannot be repeated (e.g. Bio 425 – Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology of Disease and BIO 427 – Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology: Molecular Biology of Disease Lab could not be repeated).

l Course has a lab component and is allowed to count toward the “Two of the three courses must have labs” requirement.

m Majors may meet the MATH 121  and/or MATH 221  auxiliary requirement with a higher-level math calculus course.

Note: Undergraduate students must adhere to the Undergraduate Teacher Licensure Requirements  and meet the academic standards for undergraduate classification.

Note: Post-baccalaureate students must adhere to Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Requirements  and meet the academic standards for Post-Baccalaureate classification.

Note: Students must be admitted to the Teacher Licensure program to enroll in 400-level ED prefix courses. Students must subsequently be admitted to Student Teaching.

Note: Among the total credits required for graduation, at least 36 credits must be upper division (300- and 400-level) courses.

Note: Students completing the Liberal Arts Core in fewer than 34 credits will have additional free electives.

Note: Students who have met a prerequisite or required course through transfer, examinations, or assessment of prior learning will have additional free electives.

Four-Year Map to Graduation:

Transfer Map to Graduation:

  • Biology Secondary Education Major: Transfer Student Map - See Associate Dean of School of Education

Post-Baccalaureate - Licensure Map:

  • Post-Baccalaureate -Licensure Map - See Associate Dean of School of Education