Catalog 2010-2012

Biology-Teaching (Extended Program)

The B.A. Biology-Teaching major requires a minimum of 131 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx), the Professional Education Requirements (page xxx), and the following specified major requirements to complete the minimum of 131 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

The Biology Teaching major provides a broad education in biology. Along with professional education courses and student teaching, this curriculum is a sound preparation for teaching life science, biology, and other secondary science courses. This is an extended program requiring at least nine semesters; therefore, students should contact their advisors early in their program. This program is an excellent preparation for graduate work in biology or science education.



  Introductory track: 840:051; 840:052; 840:100**; 840:140**.....15 hours

  Evolutionary Biology: 840:142.....3 hours

  Plant group: select one option from following list - 840:120, 840:122, 840:166, 840:172.....4 hours

  Animal group: select one option from following list - 840:106, 840:114 and 840:115***, 840:146, 840:160, 840:164.....4 hours

  Cellular group: select one option from following list - 840:128, 840:151, 840:152.....4 hours

  Cognate courses:

    Chemistry and Biochemistry: 860:044; 860:048****; 860:063.....12 hours

    Earth Science: 870:035.....4 hours

    Physics: 880:054.....4 hours


    Science and Science Education: 820:190; 820:196.....5 hours

    Biology: 840:193; 840:197.....4 hours

Electives in biology#: (100/3000-level or above, excluding 840:101).....4 hours

63 hours


*At least 7-8 hours of biology credit must be 100g/4000-level.

**840:100 and 840:140 are not required as prerequisites for 100/3000-level courses.

***Students who take 840:101 and 840:102 may substitute four hours of this credit for 840:114 and 840:115; if so, neither 840:101 nor 840:102 can count as biology elective credit.

****Students with excellent preparation in chemistry may substitute 860:070 plus 3 additional credit hours of biology or chemistry electives for 860:044 and 860:048.

#Not more than four (4) semester hours of credit from 840:179, 840:185, 840:190, and 840:198 will be accepted for biology elective credit.