Academic Catalog

Biology, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Biology Teaching (B.S.)

EKU Campus

Program Requirements

CIP Code: 26.0101

Summary Checklist for General Education

Element 1
A: Written Communication3
B: Written Communication3
C: Oral Communication3
Element 2
Quantitative Reasoning3
Element 3
A: Arts3
B: Humanities3
Element 4
Natural Sciences6
Element 5
A: Historical Science3
B: Social Behavioral Science3
Element 6
Diversity of Perspectives Experiences6
Total Hours36

Students are expected to complete Elements 1 and 2 within their first 60 hours of college credit.


University Graduation Requirements
General Education36
Student Success Seminar
SCO 100Student Success Seminar (waived for transfers with 30+ hrs.)1
Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
Major Requirements
Core Courses
BIO 111Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIO 112Ecology and Evolution4
BIO 315Genetics4
BIO 316Ecology4
BIO 318General Botany4
BIO 319General Zoology4
BIO 320Principles of Microbiology4
BIO 495Evolutionary Application and Theory1
Students must select at least one of the following Concentrations:
Courses used for one concentration may not count toward another concentration.
Aquatic Biology
Biodiversity and Conservation
General Biology
Biology Teaching58-61
Free Electives0
Total Hours124-127


Concentration Courses
BIO 348Vertebrate Physiology3
Supporting Course Requirements
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Lab I (Element 4) G
CHE 112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Lab
CHE 361
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Lab I
CHE 362
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Lab II
College Physics I (Element 4) G
University Physics I
Choose from one of the following:
Trigonometry (Element 2) G
Precalculus Mathematics (Element 2) G
Applied Calculus (Element 2) G
Calculus I (Element 2) G
Choose from one of the following:3-5
College Physics II
University Physics II
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
STA 215Introduction to Statistical Reasoning3-4
or STA 270 Applied Statistics
Professional Education Requirements
EDC 300Differentiation in Inclusive Classrooms3
EDF 203Educational Foundations3
EDF 204Emerging Instructional Technologies2
EDF 219Human Development and Learning3
EDF 413Assessment in Education3
Special Education Introduction (Element 6) G
EMS 300WCurriculum and Instructional Design3
EMS 474Disciplinary Literacy3
EMS 490Classroom & Behavior Management3
ESE 561Teaching Science in Secondary School3
Clinical Experiences:
CED 100Clinical I: Introduction to the Education Profession0
CED 200Clinical II: Understanding the Learner0
CED 300Clinical III: Curriculum and Instructional Design0.5
CED 400Clinical IV: Diagnosis and Prescription0.5
CED 450Clinical V: Practicing Teaching1
CED 499Clinical VI: The Professional Semester9
Exit Requirements
PRAXIS Examination
Students must register for and take the PRAXIS exam which correlates to their degree program, per College of Education requirements. Refer to Degree Works for exam details. The PRAXIS exam must be taken prior to student teaching.
Total Hours58-61

Course also satisfies a General Education element. Hours are included within the 36 hr. General Education requirement above.