B.S. Secondary Education (Biology)

This is for reference purposes only. The official curriculum guides for undergraduate majors in the biology department are part of the NC A&T Undergraduate Bulletin. These are located at: http://www.ncat.edu/divisions/academic-affairs/bulletin/2012-2014/academic-info-and-regs/cas/dept-of-biology.html

CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR BIOLOGY
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (Biology)
For Students entering Fall 2012

Freshman Year

First Semester (18 credits total for this semester)

BIOL 101    Concepts of Biology I (SR)    (4 cr.)  
CHEM 106    General Chemistry VI    (3 cr.)  
CHEM 116     General Chemistry VI Lab    (1 cr.)  
MATH 1101    Pre-Calculus (MLAR)    (4 cr.)
ENGL  100   Ideas and Their Expr I (WC)    (3 cr.)  
BIOL 105     Biology Orientation I (SS)    (1 cr.)  
CUIN 102     Intro to Teacher Education (SS)    (2 cr.)

Second Semester (17/18 credits total for this semester)

BIOL 102    Concepts of Biology II (SR)    (4 cr.)
CHEM 107    General Chemistry VII    (3 cr.)
CHEM 117    General Chemistry VII Lab    (1 cr.)
MATH 131    Calculus I (MLAR) or
MATH 224    Intro to Probability & Stat.     (4/3 cr.)
ENGL  101   Ideas and Their Expr II (WC)     (3 cr.)
CUIN 110      Ethics of Teaching     (2 cr.)
CUIN 101      Tech. for 21st Century     (1 cr.)

Sophomore Year

First Semester (15 credits total for this semester)

BIOL 221    General Microbiology    (4 cr.)
CHEM 221    Organic Chemistry I     (3 cr.)
CHEM 223    Organic Chemistry I Lab     (2 cr.)
CUIN 210     Culturally Relev. Pedagogy      (2 cr.)
Social & Behavioral Science Elect2,3(SBS)    (3 cr.)
BIOL 205    Biology Orientation II    (1 cr.)

Second Semester (17 credits total for this semester)

BIOL 200    Introduction to Research    (3 cr.)
CHEM 222    Organic Chemistry II    (3 cr.)
CHEM 224            Organic Chemistry II Lab    (2 cr.)
CUIN 310     Assessment for 21st Cen.    (3 cr.)
Social & Behavioral Science Elect2,3(SBS)    (3 cr.)
Free Elective4    (3 cr.)

Junior Year

First Semester (16 credits total for this semester)

BIOL 401            Molecular Biology    (4 cr.)
BIOL 466            Genetics    (3 cr.)
PHYS 225            College Physics I    (3 cr.)
PHYS 235            College Physics I Lab    (1 cr.)
CUIN 410    Differentiated Instruction    (2 cr.)
SPED 350             Exceptional Children    (3 cr.)

Second Semester (14 credits total for this semester)

BIOL 405            Cell Biology    (4 cr.)
BIOL 425            Evolutionary Biology    (3 cr.)
PHYS 226            College Physics II    (3 cr.)
PHYS 236            College Physics II Lab    (1 cr.)
HPED 1XX5  Physical Education    (1 cr.)
CUIN 520   Content Area Literacy    (2 cr.)                                                                       

Senior Year

First Semester (18 credits total for this semester)

BIOL Elective6    (3 cr.)
CUIN 535            Methods of Teaching Science    (3 cr.)          
BIOL 410   Ecology    (3 cr.)
Humanities & Fine Arts Elective3,7 (HFA)    (3 cr.)                                  
Humanities & Fine Arts Elective3,7 (HFA)    (3 cr.)
Free Elective4    (3 cr.)                       

Second Semester (12 credits total for this semester)

CUIN 660            Clinical Pract/Teacher Ed.    (9 cr.)
CUIN 670            Capstone Experience/Edu.     (3 cr.)

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS:  127/128

1 Students not eligible to enroll in MATH 110 must complete MATH 103 prior to enrolling in MATH 110.
2
See the list of courses which may be taken as Social and Behavioral Sciences electives.
3
Of the 12 total hours in social and behavioral sciences and humanities and fine arts, at least 3 hours must be completed in African-American studies courses and 3 hours in global studies courses.
4
Any course taught by the university; free electives must total 6 or more credit hours
5
Any 100 level Physical Education “Activity Class”
6
Course taken as a Biology elective must be numbered 400 or above.
7
See the list of courses which may be taken as Humanities and Fine Arts electives.