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 biology secondary education must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or greater with no grade below a “B-” in the professional education sequence, the major and/or minors and required cognates combined.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 147

Liberal Studies 30-40

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.