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Biology

Major with Teacher Certification, Major, Minor

 

Biology is an ever-popular degree choice in the Arts and Sciences because it can lead to graduate school and a variety of occupations including doctor, veterinarian, pharmacist, zoologist or a number of other options. Education, management and marketing are other fields where a biology degree, depending on the job, could be a requirement.

If you are passionate about biology we invite you to explore the Natural Sciences Division of Campbellsville University and join us here. Find your calling in Biology at Campbellsville University.

Biology Major with Teacher Certification

BIOLOGY MAJOR with Teacher Certification for Grades 8 – 12  (minimum) ……. 55 semester 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

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

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

Take each course on this list:

  • GEO 105* Introductory Earth Science – 3
  • GEO 106 Introductory Earth Science Lab  – 1

Physics Courses ….. (minimum) 3

  • 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

* General Education Course

Mathematics Courses ….. (minimum) 3

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

Choose one course from this list:

  • MTH 130* Elementary Statistics 3
  • PSY 361 Social Statistics 3

Biology Elective Courses ….. (minimum) 5

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 – 4
  • BIO 315 Research Methods – 2
  • BIO 317 Plant Taxonomy – 3
  • BIO 320 Immunology – 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 – 3
  • BIO 410 Cell Biology – 3
  • BIO 415 Aquatic Biology – 4
  • 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
Biology Major

BIOLOGY MAJOR without Teacher Certification …… 57 Semester hours

Required courses …..21

Take each course on this list: …… 20

  • BIO 200* Biological Concepts – 4
  • BIO 201 Zoology – 4
  • BIO 202 Botany – 4
  • BIO 341 Ecology – 4
  • BIO 344 Genetics – 4

Choose one course from this list: ….. 1

  • BIO 480 Seminar – 1
  • BIO 490 Research – 1

Elective courses ….. (minimum) 16

Choose courses from this list totaling at least 16 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 – 2
  • BIO 317 Plant Taxonomy – 3
  • BIO 320 Immunology – 3
  • BIO 321 Microbiology – 5
  • BIO 332 Entomology – 4
  • BIO 342 Field Study in Biology 1-3
  • 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 – 3
  • BIO 410 Cell Biology – 3
  • BIO 415 Aquatic Biology – 4
  • 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

Additional Requirements …..(minimum) 20

Take each course on this list: …..17

  • CHE 111* General Chemistry I – 3
  • CHE 112 General Chemistry II – 3
  • CHE 113 General Chemistry I Lab – 1
  • CHE 114 General Chemistry II Lab – 2
  • PHY 141* General College Physics I – 3
  • PHY 143 General College Physics I Lab – 1
  • PHY 142 General College Physics II – 3
  • PHY 144 General College Physics II Lab – 1
  • Take MTH 111 and MTH 112 or MTH 210 or MTH 123 –  3
  • MTH 111* College Algebra – 3
  • MTH 112* Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry – 3
  • MTH 123* Elementary Calculus and Its Applications – 3
  • MTH 210* Calculus I – 4
Biology Minor

MINOR IN BIOLOGY …..25 Semester Hours

Required courses ….. 12

Take each course on this list:

  • BIO 200* Biological Concepts – 4
  • BIO 201 Zoology – 4
  • BIO 202 Botany – 4

Elective courses …… 13

Choose courses from this list totaling at least 13 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  – 4
  • BIO 315 Research Methods – 2
  • BIO 317 Plant Taxonomy – 3
  • BIO 320 Immunology – 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 – 3
  • BIO 410 Cell Biology – 3
  • BIO 415 Aquatic Biology – 4
  • 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