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Biological Sciences

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Teaching Pathway

The Teaching Pathway is a suggested curriculum for students interested in becoming teachers at the secondary school level, and which can lead to careers in areas such as the following (Please click on the links below which provide additional information regarding the appropriate training leading to occupational opportunities in these fields) :

The secondary education concentration within biology requires 36 credit hours of biology and a minor in secondary education.

Biology Major Requirements (Secondary Education Track)

The following courses offered by the Department of Biological Sciences are suggested by the faculty for those students whose interests are in becoming teachers at the secondary level.

A course is required in each of the menu areas below for the major, but multiple suggestions are offered to reflect the diversity of appropriate courses made available to students by the department.

Biodiversity menu suggestions

  • BIOL 3410 - Vertebrate Zoology (4 credits) - fall semester
  • BIOL 3420 - Plant Biology  (4 credits) – fall semester

Organismal menu suggestions

  • BIOL 3240 - Plant Anatomy – (4 credits)
  • BIOL 3460 - Invertebrate Zoology (4 credits) – spring, odd years

Population menu suggestions

  • BIOL 3350 - Ecology (4 credits) – fall and spring semester
  • BIOL 4360 - Evolution (3 credits) - spring semester

Molecular menu suggestions

Note that in the molecular menu, both a lecture and a lab course must be completed, but the lecture and lab courses may be mixed. Example; BIOL 3150 combined with BIOL 4157.

  • BIOL 3150 - Cell Biology (3 credits) - every semester
  • BIOL 3151 - Cell Biology Lab (2 credits) - every semester
  • BIOL 4147 - Biochemistry of Macromolecules (3 credits) – spring semester
  • BIOL 4157 - Biochemistry of Macromolecules Lab (2 credits) – spring semester

Electives suggestions

  • BIOL 3480 - General Entomology  (4 credits) – fall semester
  • BIOL 4247 - Appalachian Flora  (3 credits) - summer
  • BIOL 4257 - Appalachian Fauna  (3 credits) – summer
  • BIOL 4357 - Ethology (3 credits) – spring semester
  • BIOL 4597 - Recombinant DNA Laboratory (3 credits) – spring semester
  • BIOL 4647 - Molecular Biology (3 credits) – fall semester
  • BIOL 4737 - Conservation Biology (4 credits) – fall, even years
  • BIOL 4900 - Independent Study (1-4 credits) - every semester
  • BIOL 4910 - Research in Biology (1-4 credits) - every semester

 

 

 


 

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