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  Nov 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Biology Teaching, B.S.


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These programs provide the essential foundations in Biology and the ancillary sciences to prepare students for a career in secondary education. Please visit the Biology Advising Office or website for more information.

Major Requirements for Biology Teaching


Biology
biology.utah.edu
Building 44 Rm. 135
801-581-6244
bioadvising@utah.edu

Minimum Degree Hours: 122
Minimum Major Hours: 69

Graduation Requirements:

  • A minimum of 69 hours in science courses are required.
  • A minimum of 36 hours in BIOL courses are required.
  • 21 semester hours in BIOL courses must be completed at the U of U.
  • All major courses must be completed with a C- or better.

Ancillary Science Requirements


Introductory Biology Course


BIOL 1210 - Principles of Biology  (4) is a prerequisite for the Biology core and most Biology electives

Ecology and Environmental Biology


(Complete 1 course)

Biology Electives


5000-level Elective


(Complete 1 course)

Additional Approved Electives


Complete 6 additional hours of electives from the following list, or additional 5000-level electives.

Only 1 occurrence of BIOL 4955 - Individual Research  or BIOL 4995 - Biology Honors Research  may be used.

 

Approved Lab Course


(Complete 1 course)

Professional Writing


Secondary Teacher Licensure Required Courses


For advising contact the Secondary Education Advisor in the Urban Institute for Teacher Education.

Sorenson Arts & Education Complex (SAEC) 2260
801-581-7158

 

Pre-Licensure Courses


(30 required credit hours)

Licensure Year


(Admission Required, 15 required credit hours)

ESL Endorsement (Optional)


Total Licensure Hours: 45-49 credit hours


Sample 4-yr Degree Plan


Note: This is just a sample. Log into My Degree Dashboard (in CIS) and meet with your academic advisor to fit a program of study with your academic record.

First Year


Fall Semester


Total Hours: 14 Credit(s)

Total Hours: 16 Credit(s)

Second Year


Fall Semester


  • CHEM 2310 - Organic Chemistry I 4 Credit(s)
  • Biology Teaching - Ethnic Studies 3 Credit(s) - Fulfills DV Requirement
  • General Education (BF) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education (AI) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 3 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 16 Credit(s)

Spring Semester


Total Hours: 15 Credit(s)

Third Year


Fall Semester


Total Hours: 15 Credit(s)

Spring Semester


Total Hours: 15 Credit(s)

Fourth Year


Fall Semester


  • Biology - Form and Function 3 Credit(s)
  • Biology - 3000+ Level Electives 3 Credit(s)
  • Biology - 5000+ Level Electives 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education (FF) 3 Credit(s)
  • Upper Division General Elective Hours 4 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 16 Credit(s)

Spring Semester


  • EDU 5375 - Science Methods 3 Credit(s)
  • Biology - 3000+ Level Electives 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education (BF) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education (HF) 3 Credit(s)
  • Bachelor Degree (IR) 3 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15 Credit(s)

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