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Biological Sciences

Sample Curriculum - Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Teacher Licensure (6-12)

Term   Course   Credit
Hours
Fall
Year 1
  BIOL 150 – Biology I (BLS, EL)   4
  CHEM 121A – General Chemistry I (BPS)   4
  CHEM 125A – General Chemistry Lab I (EL)   1
  ENG 101 – English Composition I   3
  MATH 125 – Pre-Calc Mathematics with Trigonometry   3
  ACS 101 or 103 - Oral expression   3
  Total   18
Spring
Year 1
  BIOL 151 – Biology II (BLS, EL)   3
  CHEM 121B – General Chemistry II (BPS)   3
  CHEM 125B – General Chemistry Lab II (EL)   3
  ENG 102 – English Composition II   3
  RA 101 - Reasoning & Argumentation or PHIL 213   3
  STAT 244 (Recommended), STAT 107, or CMIS 108   3-4
  Total   18-19

Fall
Year 2
  BIOL 220 – Genetics   4
  CHEM 241A – Organic Chemistry I (BPS)   3
  GEOG 210 – Physical Geography (BPS)   3
  PSYC 111 – Foundations of Psychology (BSS)   3
  Health Experience (EH)   3
QR 101, MATH 145 or MATH 150 3-5
  Total   19-21
Spring
Year 2
  BIOL 319 – Cell & Molecular Biology   4
  CHEM 241B – Organic Chemistry II (BPS)   3
  CHEM 245 – Organic Chemistry Lab (EL)   2
  CIED 100 – Introduction to Education   3
  PHYS 118 – Astronomy   3
  Breadth Humanities (BHUM) or Experience US Cultures (EUSC)   3
  Total   18

Complete ICTS Test of Academic Proficiency (formerly the Basic Skills Test) for Admission to the Teacher Certification Program

Fall
Year 3
  BIOL 365 – Ecology (EGC)   4
  PHYS 131/131L – College Physics I
or PHYS 151 – University Physics and 151L Lab
  5
  BIOL 400-level Elective
  3
Breadth Fine & Performing Arts (BFPA) 3
  Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)   3
  Total   18
Spring
Year 3
  BIOL 327 – Evolution   3
  BIOL 340 – Physiology   4
  PHYS 132/132L – College Physics II
or PHYS 152 – University Physics and 152L Lab
  5
  SCI 451 – Integrated Science   3
  SPE 400 – The Exceptional Child   3
  Total   18

Fall
Year 4
  BIOL 492 - Senior Colloquium   1
BIOL 494 – Methods of Teaching Biology 3
  BIOL 400-Level Elective (With Lab)   4
  CI 315A – Methods of Teaching in The Secondary School   2
  CIED 323 – Teaching Reading in the Secondary School   3
  EPFR 315 – Educational Psychology   3
  EPFR 320 – Foundations of Ed in a Multicultural Society   3
  Total   19
Spring
Year 4
  BIOL 497 – Senior Assignment   1
  CI 315B – Methods of Teaching in the Secondary School   2
  CI 352B – Secondary Student Teaching – Biology   10
  Total   13

TRANSFER STUDENTS Coursework completed at regionally accredited institutions will be evaluated upon admission to the University. Results of transfer credit evaluations are available to students through CougarNet. For more information regarding transfer, please visit siue.edu/transfer.

Teacher Licensure (6-12)

Inquiries

Department of Biological Sciences
Undergraduate Inquiries
Office Phone: (618) 650-3927
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