Major Details

Biology Education  B.S.

Upon completing this program, students will be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate the process of scientific inquiry while relating the historical development of theories and knowledge in science.
  2. Analyze the relationship and interaction between science, technology and society.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the properties of matter and forces of nature.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge classification, structures and functions of living organisms.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of ecosystem dynamics and interactions of organisms with the environment.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of Earth processes and interactions.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of characteristics, composition, and evolution of the universe.

Students who plan to teach biology in grades 9-12 in Missouri complete these major requirements and those of the Secondary Certification program (42 hours).

Course List - Total Hours: 40

Course # Course Title Hours
BIO114 General Biology I    4
BIO115 General Biology I, Laboratory    0
BIO124 General Biology II    4
BIO125 General Biology II, Laboratory    0
BIO209 Introduction to Environmental Science    4
BIO210 Introduction to Environmental Science(Lab)    0
BIO301 Genetics    4
BIO302 Genetics Lab    0
CHM114 General Chemistry I    4
CHM115 General Chemistry I Lab    0
MAT124 Calculus I    5
PHY201 Physics I    4
PHY202 Physics, Lab    0
SCI205 The Scientific Enterprise    3
SCI230 Earth Science Lecture    4
SCI231 Earth Science Lab    0


Required Electives

Elective Hours
Upper Level Biology Electives   4

Academic Catalog 2009