Biology Secondary Education

Biology Secondary Education Four-Year Academic Plan

134 credit hours are required for Bachelor of Science degree. The Biology Education major is a licensure program that prepares students to teach biology in high school. Requirements include coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Detailed course information can be found in the academic catalog. Students should use Academic Planning to schedule courses and track degree progress.

Suggested four-year academic plan for the major (courses required in the major are in bold)

Please consult with your academic advisor prior to course selection.

Semester 1 Credit Hours
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
BIOL 111: General Biology I 5
GE U.S. History 3
Semester 2 Credit Hours
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
BIOL 112: General Biology II 5
MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry 4
PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I 5
PSYCH 201: Adolescence Psychology 3
BIOL 240: Development Biology 4
EDU 200: Profession of Teaching 3
EDU 202: Educational Psychology 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II 5
BIOL 312: Plant Diversity and Adaptation 4
GE Fine Arts 3
GE Arts and Humanities 3
POLSC 101: Intro to U.S. Government 3
Semester 5 Credit Hours
BIO 318: Ecology 4
BIOL Elective 4
PHYS 201: General Physics 4
EDU 323: Survey of Except Student 3
GE Global Studies 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
BIOL 300: Genetics 4
CHEM 209: Survey of Organic Chemistry 4
GE Diversity Studies 3
EDU 370: Principles and Practices of the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
EDU 377: Historical and Social Trends in American Education 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
BIOL 306: Microbiology 4
BIOL Elective 4
BIOL Elective 4
EDU 397: Literacy Instruction 3
EDU 372: Methods of Teaching Biology in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
EDU 345: Seminar in Teaching and Learning 3
EDU 349: Directed Teaching 9