Minor in Biology Education

59-60 credits

Completion Requirements

Biology - Secondary Education Minor 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 2060
  & BIOL 2065
Principles of Microbiology
   and Principles of Microbiology Lab
4
BIOL 2320
  & BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
   and Human Anatomy Lab
5
BIOL 2400
  & BIOL 2405
Plant Kingdom
   and Plant Kingdom Lab
4
BIOL 2420
  & BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
   and Human Physiology Lab
4
BIOL 3010Evolution3
BIOL 3030Principles of Genetics4
BIOL 3040
  & BIOL 3045
General Ecology
   and General Ecology Lab
4
SCI 2600Lab Safety for Teachers1
SCI 4700Secondary Science Teaching Methods (or BIOL 4130)3
Chemistry Requirement
CHEM 1010
  & CHEM 1015
Intro to Chemistry
   and Intro to Chemistry Lab
4
CHEM 1110
  & CHEM 1115
Elem General/Organic Chemistry
   and Elem General/Organic Chemistry Lab
5
CHEM 1210
  & CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I
   and Principles of Chemistry I Lab
5
Zoology Requirement
Complete one (1) of the following course sets:
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 4280Marine Biology3
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

Completion Requirement

  • Complete all courses that fulfill requirements in the minor with a grade C or higher.

Licensure Requirement

  • Students are required to pass the appropriate PRAXIS II Content Knowledge Test(s). Students completing an education minor must either have an existing teaching license or be enrolled in an education major program (elementary or secondary) in order to be eligible for licensure in the subject area. 

Notes

An academic minor is an attribute of a baccalaureate degree, not an entity by itself, and can only be awarded at the same time a student graduates with a bachelor’s degree.  Students must declare a minor prior to submitting a graduation application.  A minor may not be added to a previously awarded degree.  Students must complete the minor requirements prior to or concurrent with completion of their bachelor’s degree requirements.  Minors are not available with associate’s degrees.

Students may not declare a minor that is in the same discipline as their major.  Example:  English majors cannot declare any English minor.  

Integrated Studies majors may not have an academic minor in the same discipline as either of their two declared emphases.  Example:  An Integrated Studies major with emphases in English and Spanish cannot receive a minor in either English or Spanish.