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B.A. in Biology (with Teacher Certification 7-12)

Degree Requirements Sample Program
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Degree Requirements
In conjunction with the Department of Teacher Education, the Biology Program also offers a B.A. in Biology with grades 7-12 teacher certification. Students interested in this program should apply to the Department of Teacher Education in their Freshman year.

The B.A. in Biology with Teacher Certification 7-12 requires 127 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements 40 credits*
Biology Major 56 credits
Biology Core Courses 17 credits
    BIOL 111-112 General Biology I and II (8 credits)
    BIOL 217 Genetics (4 credits)
    BIOL 223 Ecology (4 credits)
    BIOL 404 Biology Colloquium (1 credit)
    BIOL Electives (13 credits)
Cognate Requirements:
26 credits
    FSEM 115 Freshman Seminar (1 credit)
    CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry (8 credits)
    CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry (6 credits)
    MATH 102 Mathematical Modeling (3 credits)
    PHYS 207-208 General Physics (8 credits)
Education Courses
31 credits
    EDUC 211 Education and Society (3 credits)
    EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
    EDUC 327 Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Classroom (3 credits)
    EDUC 340 Introduction to Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
    EDUC 364 Teaching Science in Middle and Secondary School (3 credits)
    EDUC 366 Practicum IV (2 credits)
    EDUC 425 Student Teaching in Secondary Education (7 credits)
    EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools (1 credits)
    COMM 210 Public Speaking (3 credits)
    PSYC 346 Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
TOTAL 127 credits

*Note - Nine core credits in Natural Science and Mathematics may be satisfied with major requirements.

*Note - Students completing the Adolescent Education Certification program should consult closely with their academic and education advisors to determine selection of core courses needed to fulfill New York State Department of Education requirements for certification.

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Sample Program
B.A. in Biology (with Teacher Certification 7-12)

Year 1
FYE 101 The First-Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
FSEM 115 Freshman Seminar 1 credit
MATH 102 Mathematical Modeling 3 credits
Core Courses 6 credits
CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry I and II 8 credits
BIOL 111-112 General Biology I and II 8 credits
TOTAL 33 credits

Year 2
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
BIOL 223 Ecology 4 credits
BIOL 217 Genetics 4 credits
CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry I and II  6 credits
Core Courses 3 credits
EDUC 211 Education and Society 3 credits
EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning 3 credits
EDUC 340 Intro to Students with Disabilities 3 credits
TOTAL 32 credits

Year 3
Core Courses 6 credits
BIOL Electives 3 credits
EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools 1 credits
EDUC 327 Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom 3 credits
EDUC 364 Teaching Science in Middle and Secondary School 3 credits
EDUC 366 Practicum IV 2 credits
COMM 210 Public Speaking 3 credits
PSYC 346 Adolescent Psychology 3 credits
PHYS 207-208 General Physics 8 credits
TOTAL 32 credits

Year 4
Core Courses 12 credits
BIOL 404 Biology Colloquium 1 credit
BIOL Electives 10 credits
EDUC 425 Student Teaching in Secondary Education 7 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Total Credits for Graduation: 127