Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Biology (Teacher Certification in Life Science, Grades 7-12)

Minimum required: 125 semester credit hours

Admission Requirement

  1. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

General Requirements

  1. A minimum of 9 writing intensive hours and a total of 36 advanced hours are required to graduate.
  2. If two years of the same foreign language were taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level.
  3. A Secondary Education minor is required.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
BIO 1330
BIO 1130
4BIO 1331
BIO 1131
CHEM 11411CHEM 11421 
CHEM 13413CHEM 13423 
US 11001ENG 13203 
ENG 13103HIST 13103 
POSI 23103COMM 13103 
 15 17
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
BIO 24504BIO 24104Summer I 
CHEM 21411CHEM 21421English Literature23
CHEM 23413CHEM 23423HIST 13203
Select one of the following:13Select one of the following:13Summer II 
  Select one of the following:3
PHYS 1315
PHYS 1115
4PHYS 13253 
PHIL 1305 or 13203PHYS 11251 
  POSI 23203
 18 15 12
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
BIO 2400 or 24114BIO Advanced Electives4 
CI 33253Social and Behavioral Sciences23 
BIO 44164BIO Advanced Elective3 
CI 43323ENG 33033 
 14 13
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CI 43703EDST 46816 
BIO 4408 or 430533-4  
CI 43433  
RDG 33233  
BIO 43013  
 15 6
Total Hours: 125

A minimum of 9 writing intensive hours and a total of 36 advanced hours are required to graduate.


See the Academic Services section of this catalog for general education core curriculum requirements.


Neither BIO 4305 nor BIO 4408 count as advanced electives in any other degree program in Biology.

BIO Advanced Elective

Selet two from the following with advisor approval:6
Global Ecology
Economic Botany
Field Biology of Plants
Natural History of the Vertebrates
Microbial Ecology
Plant Ecology
General Entomology