Biology Education (Grades 9-12)

All students majoring in Biology must complete a minimum of 44 credits in courses in Biology including BIOL 100, 108, 180, 290, 308, 378, 379, 477, 478, 490, and those listed below. All students majoring in Biology must also complete PHYS 201, 202; CHEM 101, 102, 211, and 212.

A semester of calculus and statistics is highly recommended. Students with a special interest in botany should elect BIOL 338 as the course from BIOL 300, 338, 440 and BIOL 442; BIOL 102, 228, and 326 are strongly recommended.

Biology Education (Grades 9-12) Track Requirements: BIOL 168, 169, 221, 310, 326, 341, 343; GENS 480. The following courses must be completed prior to student teaching: BIOL 100, 108, 168, 169, 180, 290, 308; GENS 480. In addition, one of the following courses must be taken to fulfill the Liberal Arts Core requirement in Mathematics: MATH 105, 201, 202, 281. Only Biology majors who have completed all courses in the track and the courses in the Professional Education Requirements described in the Education section of this Catalogue and on the department’s website or in the resource area in the College’s courseware solution will be recommended for certification to teach Biology in secondary school.