Major in Biological Sciences: Secondary Education

This major allows for the completion of the requirements for a degree in biological sciences and the certification requirements to teach biology in grades 6–12. Students selecting this option should work closely with the teacher education advisor.

The major requires:

BIOL 210General Biology I4
BIOL 211General Biology II4
BIOL 330General Microbiology5
BIOL 418General Ecology4
BIOL 419Genetics4
BIOL 420Molecular Cell Biology4
BIOL 502Vascular Plants4
or BIOL 503 Field Botany
Select one of the following:3-5
Freshwater Invertebrates
Vertebrate Zoology
Comparative Anatomy
CHEM 211General Chemistry I5
CHEM 212General Chemistry II5
CHEM 531Organic Chemistry I5
PHYS 213General College Physics I5
PHYS 502Science Investigations: Physics3-5
GEOL 300Energy, Resources and Environment3
Professional Education Requirements 1
Additional hours 2
Total Credit Hours58-62
1

The professional education requirements for majors in science as outlined by the College of Education.

2

Additional hours to complete the requirements for either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in either biological/biomedical biology or ecological/environmental/organismal biology.