Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Degree Plan

Core Requirements – 68 hours

Christian Literacy – 17 hours

Lower Level Courses – 8 hours
  • BI 1211 Life of Christ – 2 hours
  • BI 1214 Book of Acts – 2 hours
  • BI 2202 Pentateuch – 2 hours
  • BI Lower Bible Elective – 2 hours
Upper Level Courses – 9 hours
  • BI 3311 Marriage and Family – 3 hours
  • BI 4311 Christian Cultural Heritage – 3 hours
  • BI Upper Bible Elective – 3 hours

Western Cultural Heritage Literacy – 12 hours

  • HU 1310 Western Heritage I – 3 hours
  • HU 1320 Western Heritage II – 3 hours
  • HU 2310 Western Heritage III – 3 hours
  • HY 2320 American Cultural Heritage or US History I – 3 hours

Mathematics – 12 hours

  • MH 1340 Pre-Calculus Algebra – 3 hours
  • MH 2340 Statistics – 3 hours

Science – 12 hours

  • BIO 1301/1101 Introduction to Biology – 4 hours
  • CHM 1311/1111 Chemistry I – 4 hours
  • CHM 1312/1112 Chemistry II – 4 hours

Humanities – 6 hours

  • EH 1301 English Composition I – 3 hours
  • EH 1302 English Composition II – 3 hours

Foreign Languages or ESOL** – 6 hours

Other – 12 hours

  • PY 3310 Child and Adolescent Psych – 3 hours
  • PE 1300 Lifetime Fitness – 3 hours
  • PE Activity – 1 hour
  • FAFE 1111 Freshman Experience – 1 hour
  • FASL 1090/2090/3090/4190 Service Capstone – 1 hour

Professional/Teaching Field Requirements – 70 hours

Professional Studies Certification Requirements* – 35 hours

  • ED 2020 Introduction to Education* – 0 hours
  • ED 2322 Foundations of Education* – 3 hours
  • ED 2325 Technology in the Classroom* – 3 hours
  • ED 3316 Reading in the Content Area – 3 hours
  • ED 3340 Exceptional Learner* – 3 hours
  • ED 4229 Materials and Methods – 2 hours
  • ED 4320 Assessment in Education – 3 hours
  • ED 4348 Classroom Management – 3 hours
  • PY 3380 Educational Psychology* – 3 hours
  • ED 4350 Seminar in Education – 3 hours
  • ED 4999 6-12 Internship in the School – 9 hours

Teaching Field Certification Requirements* – 35 hours

  • BIO 1302/1102 Principles of Biology II – 4 hours
  • BIO 2306/2106 Botany – 4 hours
  • BIO 3303/3103 Invertebrate Zoology or BIO 3304/3104 Vertebrate Zoology – 4 hours
  • BIO 3325 Field Biology – 3 hours
  • BIO 3351/3151 Genetics – 4 hours
  • BIO 3353/3153 Microbiology – 4 hours
  • BIO 3362/3162 Ecology – 4 hours
  • BIO 3393/3193 Vertebrate A&P I – 4 hours
  • BIO 4129 Materials and Methods of Biology – 1 hour
  • BIO 4380 Scientific Research – 3 hours

Total Hours – 138 hours

*May be taken prior to admission to Teacher Education program.

**The foreign language requirement may be satisfied by a CLEP or AP score sufficient to warrant 6 semester hours of college level credit.

Note: 48 semester hours of upper level courses are required for graduation.

Last updated 9/4/15.