2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology Education, Bachelor of Science

The biology education major requires 50 hours of science courses plus 47 credits of professional studies in education. The biology education major leads to a bachelor of science degree.

Biology Specialization Requirements

Core Courses

BIOL 110General Biology I

4

BIOL 112General Biology II

4

BIOL 115Plants and People

4

BIOL 215Survey/Plant Kingdom (Taxonomy)

4

BIOL 245Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL 305Genetics

4

BIOL 350Science Curriculum Projects

2

 

BIOL 340Cell Biology

4

OR

BIOL 360Microbiology

4

 

BIOL 370Basic Ecology

4

BIOL 410Seminar in Biology

2

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 112General Chemistry II

4

PHYS 102Energy and the Environment

4

 

PHYS 105Planets and Stars

3

OR

PHYS 130Physics for Educators

3

*PHYS 102 Energy and the Environment may be taken for three credits.

Required Professional Studies Courses

EDUC 101Introduction Educational Practice

3

EDUC 202Cultural Awareness in the Classroom

3

EDUC 280Exceptional Child

3

EDUC 282Educational Psychology Application

3

EDUC 316Read/Write Across Curriculums

3

EDUC 333The Learning Environment

3

EDUC 340Educational Measurement/Evaluation

3

EDUC 342Middle School Curriculum/Instruct

3

EDUC 400Early Professional Experience

1

EDUC 409Secondary Methods

3

EDUC 410Secondary Methods Clinical Practice

3

EDUC 421Student Teaching/Secondary

7 to 15

EDUC 428Secondary Programs Clinical Seminar

1

BIOLOGY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AT A GLANCE
Type of Credit Required Credits
General Education (For B.S.)* 29
Major 50
Education 47
Elective 0
Total Credits to Earn Degree 126
*Based on students arriving as first time freshmen. Some general education requirements are met through required major courses. This reduces the number of required general education credits.