The Secondary Licensure Emphasis requires a minimum of 59 credits including the 26-credit Biology Nucleus, eight additional credits in Biology and/or ESS, and 25 credits in supporting courses.
Students must fulfill the requirements for the Secondary Licensure Option (described under Education). Students interested in pursuing this comprehensive program should consult with the Teacher Education Program advisor in addition to the advisor in their major as soon as possible.
All Biology majors require the 26-credit Biology Nucleus.
|BIOL 150||Biological Principles (with laboratory)||4|
|BIOL 151||Diversity and Patterns of Life (with laboratory)||4|
|BIOL 301||General Ecology||3|
|BIOL 310||Cell Biology||3|
|BIOL 312||Genetics (with recitation)||4|
|CHEM 111||General Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 112||General Chemistry Laboratory I||1|
|CHEM 113||General Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 114||General Chemistry Laboratory II||1|
|Required Biology and/or ESS courses|
|BIOL 201||Introduction to Microbiology (with laboratory)||4|
|or BIOL 342||Microbiology (with laboratory)|
|Select one of the following:||4-8|
|Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology (with Lab)|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with laboratory)|
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with laboratory)
|Minimum supporting courses|
|CHEM 231||Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry||3|
|CHEM 234||Introductory Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory||1|
|GEOL 101||Physical Geology||3|
|GEOL 105||Physical Geology Laboratory||1|
|GEOL 201||Historical Geology (with laboratory)||4|
|MATH 213||Probability and Statistics||3|
|PHYS 110||Introductory Astronomy||3|
|PHYS 140||Introductory Physics (with laboratory)||4|
Capstone Course Requirement
EDUC 409 Secondary Student Teaching fulfills the Capstone Requirement for students completing this emphasis.
Undergraduate programs require a minimum of 120 semester credits for graduation. Of those 120 credits, 40 credits must be in upper-division courses (those marked 300 and above). Fifteen of these 40 upper-division credits must be earned in courses that are part of the standard or comprehensive major program being pursued.
Students are expected to review all graduation requirements, which can be found in the Western Undergraduate Catalog: Graduation Requirements.