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Biology

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All students also must fulfill Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, and some of these courses also satisfy those requirements. Some coursework also fulfills teaching licensure requirements as specified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • BIO 151 General Biology I
  • BIO 152 General Biology II
  • BIO 260 Microbiology
  • BIO 262 Genetics
  • BIO 300 Writing for Science
  • BIO 385 Approaches to Teaching Secondary Biology
  • BIO 410 Senior Seminar
  • CHM 151 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHM 152 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM 222 Organic Chemistry II
  • ED 250 Introduction to Teaching and Learning
  • ED 327S Curriculum Design: Secondary Education
  • ED 337 Reading in the Content Areas
  • ED 452 Managing the Classroom #
  • ED 460S Student Teaching: Secondary Level #
  • GEOL 102 Principles of Geology
  • MA 171 Calculus with Precalculus A and MA 172 Calculus with Precalculus B or MA 181 Calculus I
  • PHYS 271 Physics I
  • PHYS 272 Physics II
  • PSY 110 Human Growth and Development
  • PSY 341 Psychology of Individuals with Exceptionalities
All majors seeking teaching licensure will complete their studies with coursework in a chosen track as follows:
 
General Biology track
  • BIO 368 Advanced Laboratory Research Methods
  • At least 7 credits from Area I courses and both Area II courses
  • Area I: BIO 224 Endocrinology, BIO 272 Parasitology, BIO 327 Marine Biology and Tropical Ecology, BIO 363 Cellular Biology, BIO 441 Biochemistry, BIO 444 Immunology, BIO 446 Animal Virology, BIO 449 Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Area II: BIO 250 General Botany, BIO 312 Physiological Ecology
Molecular and Cellular Biology track
  • BIO 363 Cellular Biology
  • BIO 368 Advanced Research Methods
  • 10 credits from the following: BIO 224 Endocrinology, BIO 272 Parasitology, BIO 327 Marine Biology and Tropical Ecology, BIO 441 Biochemistry, BIO 444 Immunology, BIO 446 Animal Virology, BIO 449 Advanced Molecular Biology
# ED 452 and ED 460S must be taken at the same time.