Bachelor of Science in Education Degree - Composite Science Education (Biology Track)

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Major Courses

Professional Secondary Education Courses

Student Learning Outcomes

A student successfully completing the above major will be able to:

  1. Integrate knowledge from various scientific disciplines (i.e., biology, chemistry, earth science, physics) to address real world problems and appreciate the interconnectedness of the scientific disciplines. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, VI and VII.) 
  2. Design a valid scientific experiment and analyze the resulting data. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II and VI.)
  3. Read, interpret and evaluate information presented in media ranging from public news sources to scientific papers. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, and III.)
  4. Accurately communicate scientific ideas in written and oral form. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes III, VI, and VII.)
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of major global scientific issues and appreciate the interconnectedness of the global system. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, V, VI and VII.)

Requirements

Composite Science Education Major Courses - Biology Track

Students in the Composite Science Education (Biology Track) major are required to take MATH 107 as their Group IIB General Education requirement. If MATH 107 is not taken as the IIB GE requirement, it must be taken to fulfill the requirements of the degree program.

Secondary Education

BIOL 150General Biology I

3

BIOL 150LGeneral Biology I Lab

1

BIOL 151General Biology II

3

BIOL 151LGeneral Biology II Lab

1

 

BIOL 170General Zoology

3

And

BIOL 170LGeneral Zoology Lab

1

Or

BIOL 254Introduction to Botany

4

 

BIOL 220Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab

4

BIOL 315Genetics

4

BIOL 375Environmental Economics, Law and Public Policy

3

 

BIOL 480Lab Practicum

1-2

One Credit Required

 

CHEM 121General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 121LGeneral Chemistry Lab I

1

CHEM 122General Chemistry II

4

CHEM 122LGeneral Chemistry Lab II

1

CHEM 341Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM 341LOrganic Chemistry Lab I

1

GEOL 105Physical Geology

3

GEOL 105LPhysical Geology Lab

1

GEOL 106The Earth Through Time

3

GEOL 106LThe Earth Through Time Lab

1

MATH 305Probability and Statistics

4

PHYS 110Introductory Astronomy

3

PHYS 110LIntroductory Astronomy Lab

1

 

PHYS 211College Physics I

3

And

PHYS 211LCollege Physics I Lab

1

Or

PHYS 251University Physics I

4

And

PHYS 251LUniversity Physics I Lab

1

 

PHYS 212College Physics II

3

And

PHYS 212LCollege Physics II Lab

1

Or

PHYS 252University Physics II

4

And

PHYS 252LUniversity Physics II Lab

1

 

SCNC 315Weather and Climate

3

SCNC 389Scientific Writings and Readings

2

SEED 490SSecondary Education Science Methods

3

Total Credit Hours: 71-73

In order to graduate, a grade of “C” or better is required in courses taken in fulfillment of a natural sciences degree or minor as well as ENGL 110, ENGL 120 and COMM 110.