Biology

Biology Major (B.S. in Ed. degree) - Secondary Ed.

Provisional Secondary Certification and Provisional Secondary Certification with Emotional or Cognitive Impairment Endorsement

Total: 58-71 semester hours

Admission Requirements, Retention and Termination Standards

Biology majors and minors on the Secondary Certification are required to complete, with at least a 2.7 GPA, 75% of the credit hours on the signed major or minor, including BIO 502, prior to approval for student teaching. At least 6 hours of the biology requirements must be taken at CMU.

Required Courses I (23 hours)

  • BIO 110: Concepts of Biology 4(3-3)
  • BIO 203: General Botany 3(2-3)
  • BIO 208: Microbiology 3(2-3)
  • BIO 218: General Zoology 3(2-3)
  • BIO 326: Genetics 4(3-3)
  • BIO 340: Ecology 3(2-3)
  • BIO 502: Teaching Biology 3(2-3)

Required Courses II (4 hours)

Select one of the following:

  • BIO 391: Plant Physiology 4(3-3)
  • BIO 392: Mammalian Physiology 4(3-3)

Other Requirements I (5-8 hours)

Select one of the following options:

Option A

  • CHM 120: Survey of Chemistry 4(4-0)
  • CHM 127: Introductory Chemistry Laboratory 1(0-2)

Option B

  • CHM 131: Introduction to Chemistry I 4(3-3)
  • CHM 132: Introduction to Chemistry II 4(3-3)

Option C

  • CHM 161: Principles of Chemistry 5(4-4)

Other Requirements II (4-8 hours)

Select one of the following options:

Option A

  • CHM 342: Survey of Organic Chemistry 4(3-3)

Option B

  • CHM 345: Organic Chemistry I 3(3-0)
  • CHM 346: Organic Chemistry II 3(3-0)
  • CHM 349: Introduction to Organic Chemistry Lab 2(0-8)

Other Requirements III (3-6 hours)

Select one of the following options:

Option A

  • CHM 421: Survey of Biochemistry 3(3-0)

Option B

  • CHM 425: Introductory Biochemistry 3(3-0)

Option C

  • CHM 521: Fundamentals of Biochemistry 3(3-0)
  • CHM 522: Intermediate Biochemistry 3(3-0)

Other Requirements IV (8 hours)

  • PHY 130: College Physics I 4(4-0)
  • PHY 131: College Physics II 4(4-0)

Other Requirements V (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

  • BIO 500: Biological Statistics 3(2-2)
  • STA 282: Introduction to Statistics 3(3-0)

Note: If a student selects BIO 500, it may count toward the 38 hours required in Biology.

Electives (11 hours)

Biology courses including one course in botany and one course in zoology selected in consultation with an advisor to total 38 hours of biology credit.

Biology Minor (B.S. in Ed. degree) - Secondary Ed.

Provisional Secondary Certification and Provisional Secondary Certification with Emotional or Cognitive Impairment Endorsement

Total: 32-36 semester hours

Admission Requirements, Retention and Termination Standards

Biology majors and minors on the Secondary Certification are required to complete, with at least a 2.7 GPA, 75% of the credit hours on the signed major or minor, including BIO 502, prior to approval for student teaching. At least 6 hours of the biology requirements must be taken at CMU.

Required Courses I (4 hours)

  • BIO 110: Concepts of Biology 4(3-3)

Required Courses II (19 hours)

  • BIO 203: General Botany 3(2-3)
  • BIO 208: Microbiology 3(2-3)
  • BIO 218: General Zoology 3(2-3)
  • BIO 326: Genetics 4(3-3)
  • BIO 340: Ecology 3(2-3)
  • BIO 502: Teaching Biology 3(2-3)

Required Courses III (4 hours)

Select one of the following:

  • BIO 391: Plant Physiology 4(3-3)
  • BIO 392: Mammalian Physiology 4(3-3)
Other Requirements (5-9 hours)
Select one of the following options:


Option A (9 hours)

  • CHM 120: Survey of Chemistry 4(4-0)
  • CHM 127: Introductory Chemistry Laboratory 1(0-2)
  • CHM 342: Survey of Organic Chemistry 4(3-3)

Option B (8 hours)

  • CHM 131: Introduction to Chemistry I 4(3-3)
  • CHM 132: Introduction to Chemistry II 4(3-3)

Option C (5 hours)

  • CHM 161: Principles of Chemistry 5(4-4)

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