Major in Biology Teaching Requirements

Overall Requirements

  • Courses in Biology, Chemistry, Math & Physics (see details below)
  • LAS General Education Courses  
  • Language other than English
  • Composition I and Advanced Composition
  • Courses required for the Secondary Education Minor
  • Minimum Hours Required for Graduation: 120 hours

Supporting Courses

  • MATH 220: Calculus or MATH 221: Calculus I
  • STAT 212: Biostatistics (preferred) or EPSY 480: Elements of Statistics
  • CHEM 102, 103, 104 & 105: General Chemistry I & II, and labs
  • CHEM 232, 233: Elementary Organic Chemistry I, and lab
  • PHYS 101 & 102: College Physics, and labs

Introductory Biology Sequence

  • IB 150: Organismal and Evolutionary Biology
  • MCB 150: Molecular and Cellular Basis of Life

Core Courses

  • IB 202: Physiology, with lab
  • IB 203: Ecology, with lab
  • IB 204: Genetics, with lab
  • IB 302: Evolution, with lab
  • MCB 250: Molecular Genetics
  • MCB 251: Experimental Techniques in Molecular Biology
  • MCB 252: Cells, Tissues, and Development
  • MCB 253: Experimental Techniques in Cell Biology

Education Courses

  • CI 401: Introduction to Teaching in a Diverse Society
  • CI 403: Teaching Diverse High School Students
  • CI 404: Teaching and Assessment in Secondary School Students
  • CI 473: Literacy in Content Areas
  • EDUC 201: Identity and Difference in Education
  • EDUC 202: Social Justice, School & Society
  • EPSY 485: Assessing Student Performance
  • EDPR 442: Education Practice in Secondary Education
  • SPED 405: General Educator’s Role in SPED

Additional Requirements

  • PSYC 100: Introductory Psychology
  • GEOL 107: Physical Geology
  • ASTR 100: Introduction to Astronomy or ASTR 210: Introduction to Astrophysics
  • At least 8 hours of approved advanced courses for IB/MCB majors

Additional detailed requirements are on the SIB Website