Degree Plan

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Secondary Teacher Certification

Core Curriculum Requirement

10 - English Composition – 6 semester hours

  • ENGL 1301
  • ENGL 1302

20 - Mathematics – 3 semester hours

  • MATH 1314 - College Math or Higher

30 - Life and Physical Sciences – 6 semester hours

  • BIOL 1306/1106 - May take BIOL 1306/1106 to meet program req.
  • CHEM 1311/1111 - May take CHEM 1311/1111 to meet program req

40 - Language, Philosophy & Culture – 3 semester hours

  • 9 s.h. of English are required for Secondary Cert.

50 - Creative Arts – 3 semester hours

  • ARTS, MUSI, or DRAM

60 - American History – 6 semester hours

  • HIST 1301
  • HIST 1302

70 - Government/Political Science – 6 semester hours

  • PSCI 2305
  • PSCI 2306

80 - Social/Behavioral Sciences – 3 semester hours

  • Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

90 - LD Institutionally Designated Option – 6 semester hours

  •  SPCH (CORE)
  • COSC – Computer Literacy (not more than 5 years old) (CORE)

Major Requirements

BS Program Requirements – 4 semester hours

  • ENGL 3430 – Professional Writing
  • SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321 (CORE)
  • COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305 (CORE)

 

Secondary Science Teacher Certification Program Requirements – (Lower Division) – 33 semester hours

  • BIOL 1306/1106 – Biology I for Science Majors w/ lab (CORE)
  • BIOL 1307/1107 – Biology II for Science Majors w/ lab
  • CHEM 1311/1111 – General Inorganic Chemistry I w/ lab (CORE)
  • CHEM 1312/1112 – General Inorganic Chemistry II w/ lab
  • BIOL 2320/2120 – Microbiology
  • PHYS 1401 – College Physics I
  • PHYS 1402 – College Physics II or Physical Science
  • 3 s.h. Earth Science – LD Geology or SCIE 3310
  • 3 s.h. Earth Science – LD Geology
  • MATH 2312 – Pre-Calculus
  • CHEM 2323/2123 – Organic Chemistry I (must include lab)
  • CHEM 2325/2125 – Organic Chemistry II (must include lab)

 

Major Program Requirements – 29 semester hours (UD)

  • MATH 3391 – Probability & Statistics
  • BIOL 4310 – Biochemistry
  • BIOL 4313 – Genetics
  • BIOL 3330 - Histology
  • BIOL 3322 or BIOL 4333 – Human Physiology or Comparative Animal Physiology
  • BIOL 3326 – Plant Biology
  • BIOL 4335 or BIOL 4337 – Ecology or Cell & Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 3340 or BIOL 3342 – Animal Behavior or Social Biology
  • BIOL 3332 or BIOL 4102 Research Methods or Independent Research
  • BIOL 4203 – BIOL Seminar 

BIOL UD Laboratory Requirement – 4 semester hours

  • BIOL Lab
  • BIOL Lab
  • BIOL Lab
  • BIOL Lab

Students must complete a minimum of 4 s.h. of UD BIOL Labs. Concurrent enrollment with corresponding lecture is required. Deviation requires advisement.

Secondary Teacher Certification (Professional Development/Education) – 24 semester hours

  • CUIN 3323
  • INDS 3323
  • CUIN 3327
  • FEDU 3321
  • LITY 4364
  • CUIN 4313
  • SEDU 4303/4304

NOTES:

  1. s.h. = semester hours
  2. LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level: Freshman, 1000-level /Sophomore, 2000-level)
  3. UD = Upper Division (University-Level: Junior, 3000-level /Senior, 4000-level)
  4. The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
  5. Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
  6. This document is an unofficial guide to your degree. Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.
  7. Must meet minimum requirements: 120 s.h. overall, 36 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.