Bachelor of Science in Biology (7-12 Life Science Certification)

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

123 semester credit hours.

Major

36 semester credit hours.

Minor

26 semester credit hours.

The Department of Biology offers a degree in Biology which also includes the courses and requirements leading to completion of a Texas 7-12 Life Science Teaching Certificate. This Bachelor of Science degree leading to teacher certification requires a total of 123 semester credit hours. All students pursuing teacher certification must achieve an overall GPA of at least 2.75 prior to enrolling in professional education coursework.

The requirements for Biology majors in mathematics, chemistry, and physics must also be met. Completion of teacher education requirements will automatically lead to a minor in education.

Bachelor of Science in Biology (7-12 Life Science Certification) Program of Study

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 1111
  & BIOL 1113
Principles of Biology I Laboratory
   and Principles of Biology I
4
CHEM 1111
  & CHEM 1113
General Chemistry Laboratory I
   and General Chemistry I
4
MATH 1303Elementary Analysis I3
ENG 1013Composition I3
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
BIOL 1121
  & BIOL 1123
Principles of Biology II Laboratory
   and Principles of Biology II
4
CHEM 1121
  & CHEM 1123
General Chemistry Laboratory II
   and General Chemistry II
4
MATH 1313Elementary Analysis II3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 2211
  & CHEM 2213
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
   and Organic Chemistry I
4
BOT 2111
  & BOT 2113
Plant Biology Laboratory
   and Plant Biology
4
BACT 3111
  & BACT 3113
General Microbiology Laboratory
   and General Microbiology
4
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
EDUC 2003Schools and Society3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
CHEM 3221
  & CHEM 3223
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
   and Organic Chemistry II
4
BIOL 4221
  & BIOL 4223 (GP)
Ecology Laboratory
   and Ecology
4
ZOOL 4241
  & ZOOL 4243
Mammalian Physiology Laboratory
   and Mammalian Physiology
4
GOV 2023Texas Government3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 4811
  & BIOL 4813
Molecular and Cellular Biology: Gene Expression Laboratory
   and Molecular and Cellular Biology: Gene Expression
4
PHYS 1131
  & PHYS 1133
Principles of Physics Laboratory I
   and Principles of Physics I
4
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration2
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
BIOL 4821
  & BIOL 4823
Molecular and Cellular Biology: Genetics and Inheritance Laboratory
   and Molecular and Cellular Biology: Genetics and Inheritance
4
PHYS 1141
  & PHYS 1143
Principles of Physics Laboratory II
   and Principles of Physics II
4
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management3
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Fourth Year
Fall
BIOL 4593Science in the Secondary Classroom3
BIOL 4681Biology Seminar1
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum3
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Core3
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours19
Spring
EDUC 4346Student Teaching: Life Science 8-126
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 123

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.