Biology

About This Program All Biology Courses Recommended Course Sequence

Please note that the changes to the Biology major patterns will be reflected in the 2014-15 Catalog.  Current students should review the Biology program's new major and FAQ webpage for questions about the curricular changes impact on their major pattern.

Biology Major/Minor Patterns
Major
14 course units, including:
BIO 1044 Biological Interactions
BIO 2024 Genetics
BIO 2304 Cell and Molecular Biology
BIO 4444 Senior Seminar in Evolution
5 additional biology courses including at least 1 Lab and 1 Field course from following:
FIELD COURSES:
BIO 2064 Field Biology
BIO 2144 Tropical Ecology
BIO 2214 Vertebrate Zoology
BIO 2504 Entomology
BIO 3015 Comparative Invertebrate Zoology
BIO 3124 Field Botany
BIO 3144 Ecology
BIO 3164 Ornithology
BIO 3204 Animal Behavior
LAB COURSES:
BIO 3016 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
BIO 3026 Developmental Biology
BIO 3046 Microbiology
BIO 3065 Animal Physiology
BIO 3224 Neurobiology
BIO 4034 Molecular Genetics
BIO 4114 Immunology
BIO 4304 Advanced Cell Biology
CHEM 3084 Biochemistry
Allied Courses
CHEM 1055 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 1065 Principles of Chemistry II
CHEM 2155 Organic Chemistry I
MATH 1304 Calculus I
PHYS 2115 University Physics I

To become certified to teach biology, students must complete the following:
Biology Major
Education Minor for Secondary Certification
Completion of Education Minor for Secondary Certification (8-12) for Teaching Biology requires:
EDU 1004 Observing the Learner
EDU 2014 Schooling in American Culture
EDU 2094 Standards-Based Instruction
EDU 2164 Designing Constructivist-Based Learning Climates
EDU 3054  Instructional Strategies and Content Area Literacy for Learners in Middle and Secondary Schools 
EDU  3244  Practicum in Learning Experiences 
EDU  4114  Supervised Teaching in High School 
EDU  4514   Senior Seminar
OR Senior Seminar in the student's discipline 
Students must also take the following allied course:
PSY 1004 General Psychology

Minor
7 course units, including:
BIO 1044 Biological Interactions
BIO 2024 Genetics
BIO 2304 Cell and Molecular Biology

2 additional biology courses, 1 from the "FIELD" and 1 from the "LAB" areas listed above.
Allied Courses:
CHEM 1055 Principles of Chemistry I

Plus 1 of the following:
CHEM 1065 Principles of Chemistry II
PHYS 1014 Conceptual Physics
PHYS 2115 University Physics I