Bachelor of Science in Biology with Integrated Science - Biology Education Emphasis

The Bachelor of Science in Biology with Integrated Science - Biology Education Emphasis degree has seven basic curricular components:

  1. General Education and Institutional Requirements (some may also be included in program requirements)
  2. Integrated Science requirements
  3. Biology major core courses
  4. Additional Integrated Science requirements
  5. Upper-division Biology elective requirements
  6. Lab safety certification course
  7. Secondary Education Program admission and professional requirements

Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Complete one of the following American Institutions GE course (Secondary Education requirement):
HIST 1700American Civilization3
or POLS 1100 American Government
Complete one of the following Social & Behavioral Sciences GE courses (Secondary Education requirement):
FSHD 1500Human Development Lifespan3
or PSY 1010 General Psychology
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan
Biology Program Requirements
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 1220
CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
5
PHYS 2010
PHYS 2015
College Physics I
and College Physics I Lab
5
MATH 1050
MATH 1060
College Algebra / Pre-Calculus
and Trigonometry
5-7
or MATH 1080 Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry
Discipline Core Requirements
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Lab
5
BIOL 1620
BIOL 1625
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Lab
5
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
4-5
or BIOL 3140
BIOL 3145
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Lab
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
4
or BIOL 4500
BIOL 4505
Comparative Vertebrate Physiology
and Comparative Vertebrate Physiology Lab
BIOL 3010Evolution3
BIOL 3030Principles of Genetics4
BIOL 3040General Ecology3
BIOL 3045General Ecology Lab1
Complete one of the following sets of courses:
BIOL 2060
BIOL 2065
Principles of Microbiology
and Principles of Microbiology Lab
4
BIOL 3450
BIOL 3455
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
4
BIOL 3550
BIOL 3555
Eukaryotic Cell Biology
and Eukaryotic Cell Biology Lab
4
Required Biology Elective
BIOL 2400
BIOL 2405
Plant Kingdom
and Plant Kingdom Lab
4
Complete one of the following sets of Zoology courses:
BIOL 3200
BIOL 3205
Invertebrate Zoology
and Invertebrate Zoology Lab
4
BIOL 4260
BIOL 4265
Herpetology
and Herpetology Lab
3
BIOL 4270
BIOL 4275
Ichthyology
and Ichthyology Lab
3
BIOL 4350
BIOL 4355
Animal Behavior
and Animal Behavior Lab
4
BIOL 4380
BIOL 4385
Ornithology
and Ornithology Lab
3
BIOL 4411
BIOL 4415
Mammalogy
and Mammalogy Lab
4
BIOL 4440
BIOL 4445
General Entomology
and General Entomology Lab
4
Integrated Science Requirements
GEO 1110
GEO 1115
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab
4
GEOG 1020
GEO 1025
Introduction to Weather
and Life of the Past Laboratory
4
PHYS 1040
PHYS 1045
Elementary Astronomy
and Elementary Astronomy Lab
4
Lab Safety Requirement
SCI 2600Lab Safety for Teachers1
Secondary Education Program Prerequisite Courses
EDUC 1010Foundations/Intro to Education3
EDUC 2010Intro to Exceptional Learners3
EDUC 2400Foundations Multicultural/ESL3
EDUC 2500Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms3
EDUC 3110Educational Psychology3

Secondary Education Program Admission

To be admitted to the Secondary Education Program and enroll in professional courses:

  • USOE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses"

and students must pass the appropriate PRAXIS II content area subject test(s). In addition, one of the following must be completed:

  • Students with BA/BS degrees in progress must have completed at least 95% of major coursework and have approval of major academic content area department advisor
  • Students with completed BA/BS or higher degrees must have their transcripts reviewed by content area department advisor

Secondary Education Program Professional Requirements

Semester I
SCI 4700Secondary Science Teaching Methods (or BIOL 4130)3
SCED 3720Reading Writing Content Areas3
SCED 4100Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment3
SCED 4600Classroom Management3
Semester II
SCED 4900Secondary Student Teaching10
SCED 4989Student Teaching Seminar2

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 129 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative university GPA 3.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher (not C-) in each Biology Program Requirement, Core Discipline Requirement, and Biology Elective course.
  6. USOE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses"
  7. 3.0 GPA in program prerequisite and professional courses.

Graduation Plan 

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
BIOL 1610 Principles of Biology I meets General Education (Life Sciences) 4
BIOL 1615 Principles of Biology I Lab meets General Education (Lab Science) 1
CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I meets General Education (Physical Sciences) 4
CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 1
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
EDUC 1010 Foundations/Intro to Education 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
 Hours19
Spring Semester
BIOL 1620 Principles of Biology II 4
BIOL 1625 Principles of Biology II Lab 1
CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1225 Principles of Chemistry II Lab 1
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
GEO 1110 Physical Geology meets General Education (Exploration) 3
GEO 1115 Physical Geology Lab 1
 Hours18
2nd Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 3010 Evolution 3
BIOL 3030 Principles of Genetics 4
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
MATH 1080 Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry 5
General Education (American Institutions) 1 3
 Hours18
Spring Semester
BIOL 2320 Human Anatomy 3
BIOL 2325 Human Anatomy Lab 2
BIOL 3040 General Ecology 3
BIOL 3045 General Ecology Lab 1
GEOG 1020 Introduction to Weather 3
GEOG 1025 Introduction to Weather Lab 1
BIOL Requirement (Approved Zoology course) 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences / GLOCUP) 1 3
 Hours19
3rd Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 2315 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
EDUC 2010 Intro to Exceptional Learners 3
EDUC 2400 Foundations Multicultural/ESL meets General Education (GLOCUP) 3
PHYS 1040 Elementary Astronomy 3
PHYS 1045 Elementary Astronomy Lab 1
BIOL Requirement (Approved Micro course) 4
 Hours19
Spring Semester
BIOL 2420 Human Physiology 3
BIOL 2425 Human Physiology Lab 1
EDUC 2500 Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms 3
EDUC 3110 Educational Psychology 3
PHYS 2010 College Physics I 4
PHYS 2015 College Physics I Lab 1
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
 Hours18
4th Year
Fall Semester
SCED 3720 Reading Writing Content Areas 3
SCED 4100 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 3
SCED 4600 Classroom Management 3
SCI 2600 Lab Safety for Teachers 1
SCI 4700 Secondary Science Teaching Methods 3
BIOL Requirement (Approved Zoology course) 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
SCED 4900 Secondary Student Teaching 10
SCED 4989 Student Teaching Seminar 2
 Hours12
 Total Hours139
1

Specific courses fulfill SET requirements