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Biology

Requirements for the Secondary Education Teacher Certification

Biology and Supporting Courses:

BIO 201 Cell Biology and Genetics
BIO 202 Evolution, Form and Function
BIO 203 Biodiversity and Ecology
BIO 206 Biostatistics and Experimental Design
BIO 601 Biology Capstone
BIO 602 Biology Capstone
CHE 117 Principles of Chemistry
CHE 261 Organic Chemistry I
PHY 141 Foundations of Physics I OR PHY 151 Principles of Physics I

And one of the following Cell Biology and Genetics courses:

BIO 301 Microbiology
BIO 302 Cell and Molecular Biology
BIO 303 Molecular Genetics and Heredity
BIO 304 Developmental Biology

And one of the following Evolution, Form and Function courses:

BIO 334 Physiology
BIO 337 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
BIO 338 Evolution
BIO 363 Animal Behavior
BIO 335 Anatomy and Physiology I AND BIO 336 Anatomy and Physiology II

And one of the following Biodiversity and Ecology courses:

BIO 360 Ecology
BIO 361 Biological Diversity

And 8 semester hours of elective biology courses that must be numbered 300 or above (See Course Descriptions)

*Note Excluding BIO 590 Field Experience/Internship, and limited to no more than four semester hours of BIO 620 Independent Study and eight semester hours of BIO 660-690 Honors Research.

And 12 semester hours from the following supporting courses (must be from at least two different disciplines):

CHE 180 Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 230 Chemical Analysis
CHE 262 Organic Chemistry II
CHE 380 Principles of Biochemistry
CS 151 Principles of Computer Science I
MTH 131 Applied Calculus (4 SH) OR MTH 150 Calculus I
MTH 152 Calculus II
PHY 142 Foundations of Physics II OR PHY 152 Principles of Physics II

Students seeking secondary education teacher certification in biology must take the following courses and complete all of the requirements for a minor in Secondary Education

 

What can you do with a Biology degree?

Imagine yourself a physician, surgeon, genetic counselor, conservation biologist, academic biologist, marine biologist, forensic scientist, physical therapist, veterinarian, ecologist, scientist or biotechnologist.