BSE - Biology with Certification in Unified Science

Common Core: See common core requirements

Required Course from General Education: BI101 General Biology (4)

Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements (21-24 Hours)

Humanities or Fine Arts:

 9 hours (BA)

 6 hours (BS)

Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PY, PS, or SO): See guidelines.

3 hours (BA)

 6 hours (BS)

Science: CH111 General Chemistry (4)

3-4 hours

BA Foreign Language (a single language)

BS Analytical Skills: See guidelines.

  • Must include ED122 Education Technology (2) AND CH114 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis (4).

6-8 hours


Unified Science Course Requirements (55-58 Hours)

BI102   General Biology (4)

BI107   Human Anatomy (5)

BI108   Biodiversity (4)

BI301   Ecology (4)

BI302   Botany (3)

BI305   Microbiology (4)

BI306   Genetics (4)

BI317   Biochemistry and Cellular Physiology (5)

SC103  Introduction to Meteorology (3)

SC225  Interdisciplinary Science Seminar (1)

SC382  History and Philosophy of Science (3)


One (1) from the following (4 hours):

GL101     Physical Geology (4)

GL102     Historical Geology (4)

One (1) from the following:

BI206    Invertebrate Zoology/Parasitology (4)

BI300    Ornithology (3)

BI304    Mammalogy (4)

BI307    Comparative Animal Behavior (4)

BI303    Early Vertebrates (3)


Two (2) from the following (8-10 hours):

PH111 General Physics I (4) and PH112 General Physics II (4) OR

PH205 Calculus Physics I (5) and PH206 Calculus Physics II (5)



Professional Education Requirements (29-31 Hours)

ED101     Introduction to Teaching (2)

ED102     Introduction to Teaching Practicum (1)

ED122     Education Technology (2)
               [if not taken in Tier Two]

ED370SC The Teaching of Science in High School (3)

ED453     General Methods Teaching (4)         

ED462     Supervised Student Teaching (Capstone) (8)

ED471     Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (2)

PY210     Educational Psychology (3)

PY223     Developmental Psychology (3)

PY342     Psychology of the Exceptional Child (2)

PY343     Psychology of the Exceptional Child
               Practicum (1)

Electives (To Complete Min. 139 Hours)