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Biology Major with Teacher Certification (Grades 8-12)

The B.S. program is listed; the B.A. program requires an additional 12 hours of foreign language.


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Biology Major with Teacher Certification for Grades 8-12: (minimum) 55 Hours

This major must be combined with the Secondary Education Minor.

The Commonwealth of Kentucky provides a single method for teacher certification in biology which requires a major in biology with specific courses. Students must also complete the minor in Secondary Education.

A program for middle school science certification with an emphasis in science is also available.

Biology Content courses: 28 Hours
Take each course on this list:
BIO 200* Biological Concepts 4
BIO 201 Zoology 4
BIO 202 Botany 4
BIO 321 Microbiology 5
BIO 341 Ecology 4
BIO 450 Methods of Science Teaching 3
BIO 475 Human Physiology 4

Chemistry: 9 Hours
Take each course on this list:
CHE 111* General Chemistry I 3
CHE 113 General Chemistry I Lab 1
CHE 112 General Chemistry II 3
CHE 114 General Chemistry II Lab 2

Earth Science Courses: 4 Hours
Take each course on this list:
GEO 105* Introductory Earth Science 3
GEO 106 Introductory Earth Science Lab 1

Physics Courses: (minimum) 3 Hours
Take PHY 131 for three hours or PHY 141, 143, 142 and 144 for eight hours
PHY 131* Conceptual Physics 3
PHY 141*/143 General College Physics I and LAB 4
PHY 142/144 General College Physics II and LAB 4

Mathematics Courses: (minimum) 3 Hours
Choose one course from this list:
MTH 110* College Mathematics 3
MTH 111* College Algebra 3
MTH 123* Elementary Calculus and Its Applications 3
MTH 210* Calculus I 4

Statistics Course: 3 Hours
Choose one course from this list:
MTH 130* Elementary Statistics 3
PSY 361 Social Statistics 3

Biology Elective Courses: (minimum) 5 Hours
Choose courses from this list totaling at least five hours:
BIO 215 Winter Botany 1
BIO 216 Spring Flora 1
BIO 300 Paleontology 3
BIO 302 Environmental Science 3
BIO 312 Environmental Physiology of Animals 3
BIO 315 Research Methods 1
BIO 317 Plant Taxonomy 3
BIO 321 Microbiology 5
BIO 332 Entomology 4
BIO 342 Field Study in Biology 1-3
BIO 344 Genetics 4
BIO 348 Medical Terminology 3
BIO 362 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 5
BIO 371 Ornithology 4
BIO 372 Ichthyology 4
BIO 385 Internship 1-4
BIO 400 Special Topics 4
BIO 410 Cell Biology 3
BIO 415 Stream Ecology 4
BIO 420 Immunology 3
BIO 422 Animal Physiology 4
BIO 441 Principles of Biological Conservation 3
BIO 470 Speciation 3
BIO 475 Human Physiology 4
BIO 480 Seminar 1-3
BIO 390/490 Research 1-3

 

 

*General Education Course