College of Science and Technology

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 North Carolina A&T Undergraduate Bulletin. 

Curriculum Guide For B.S. 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 th
e 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.