Degree or Program Details

Secondary Education Biology Major

Successful completion of this major’s biology courses and the professional education sequence lead to certification as a secondary school teacher in biology. Students in this program must select an academic minor in another department. A minor in chemistry education is recommended. Advising for this major is provided by Carolyn J. Lowe in the School of Education.

Students majoring in secondary education biology or minoring in biology education must maintain a grade point average of 2.70 or greater with no grade below a “C” in the professional education sequence, the major and/or minor and required cognates combined.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 145

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major 40
     BI 303 General Microbiology (5 cr.)
Biology Electives 11

Other Required Courses 32
Chemistry Electives (200 level and above) 8
Choose from the following: 4

Teaching Minor, minimum 20-24

Professional Education 37

* Transfer students may satisfy the CH 111 and CH 112 requirements with a minimum of 4 credit hours each.