Biology Major (Teacher Certification)

 

Curriculum for the Biology Major (Teacher Certification Program) - 36 credits including:

 

BIO 103 Introductory Biology or BIO 105 General Biology 4 credits

BIO 204 Plant Biology 3 credits

BIO 210 Animal Biology 3 credits

BIO 306 Genetics 4 credits

BIO 307 Ecology 3 credits

BIO 315 Cell Biology 4 credits

BIO 491 Capstone Seminar 1 credit

MIC 230 Fundamentals of Microbiology 4 credits

Remaining electives from the following courses*:

 

BIO 302 Introductory Plant Identification 2 credits

BIO 303 Vertebrate Form and Function   4 credits

BIO 312 Human Anatomy & Physiology I    4 credits

BIO 313 Human Anatomy & Physiology II  4 credits

BIO 321 Ornithology 3 credits

BIO 337 Plant Physiology 3 credits

BIO 341 Limnology 3 credits

BIO 404 Plant Taxonomy 3 credits

BIO 428 Animal Metabolism, Nutrition and Disease (non-lab) 3 credits

BIO 429 Evolution (non-lab) 3 credits

BIO 432 Biology of Cancer (non-lab) 2 credits

BIO 433 Radiation Biology (non-lab) 3 credits

BIO 435 Molecular Biology (non-lab) 3 credits

BIO 436 Molecular Biology Laboratory 1 credit

BIO 437 Plant Growth and Development (non-lab) 3 credits

BIO 439 Plant Anatomy 3 credits

BIO 440 Bioinformatics (non-lab) 2 credits

BIO 442 Plant Microbe Interactions 3 credits

BIO 443 Molecular Mechanism of Disease and Drug Action (non-lab) 3 credits

BIO 447 Standard Methods and Quality Assurance of Water Analyses 3 credits

BIO 448 Aquatic Toxicology 4 credits

BIO 449 Microtechnique and Electron Microscopy 3 credits

BIO 463 Aquatic Animal Health 3 credits

BIO 464 Stream and Watershed Ecology (non-lab) 3 credits

BIO 465 Neurophysiology (non-lab) 3 credits

BIO 466 Human Genetics (non-lab) 3 credits

BIO 467 Neurobiology Laboratory Techniques (non-lab) 2 credits

BIO 490 Current Topics in Biology Education 1-3 credits

 

MIC 350 Bacterial Diversity 3 credits

MIC 406 Immunology 4 credits

MIC 420 Introductory Virology (non-lab) 3 credits

MIC 421 Virology Laboratory 2 credits

MIC 426 Food Microbiology 4 credits

MIC 427 Industrial and Fermentation Microbiology (non-lab) 3 credits

MIC 428 Fermentation Microbiology Laboratory 2 credits

MIC 434 Aquatic Microbial Ecology 3 credits

 

Up to two credits of BIO 499 may count toward the major. A maximum of two non-lab courses may be applied toward the biology major elective requirement, excluding BIO 490 and 499.

 

In addition to this sequence, GEO 200 (Conservation of Global Environments) is a statutory requirement;  C-I 381 (Environmental Education Methods), an administrative code requirement; and three semesters of chemistry, including organic CHM 300 (or 303, 304 and 305),  and MTH 145 (Elementary Statistics) or MTH 250 (Statistics) are required. 

 

BIO 429 (Evolution) is strongly recommended!

 

Note: Each student must have a minimum of three 400-level BIO credits (excluding BIO 450, 479, 489, 491, 492, and 499) to fulfill requirements of the major. BIO 492 may be taken in lieu of BIO 491 by Biology Honors Program students. 

 

*A maximum of eight credits from BIO 303 (Vertebrate Form and Function), BIO 312 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I) and BIO 313 (Human Anatomy & Physiology II ) can be applied to the biology major. 

 

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