Science Education (BS): Biology (9-12 Licensure) (13SCIEDBS-13SCIEDBIO)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ED 100 Intro to Education5 2 MEA 101 Phy GeologyB,11 3
CH 101 Che- A Molec ScienceB,11 3 MEA 110 Phy Geology LabB,11 1
CH 102 Molecular Chem LabB,11 1 CH 201 Chem – A quant Science11 3
MA 121 Elements of Calculus OR
MA 131 Calc Life & Managt Sci AA
3 CH 202 Quantitative Chem Lab11 1
ENG 101 Acad. Writing & ResH 4 MA 231 Calc Life and Managmt Sci B OR
ST 311 Intro to StatA
3
COM 110 Public Speaking 3 GEP Humanities Reqt.C 3
Social Sciences Reqt.4,D 3
16 17

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
BIO 181 Intro Bio: Ecol/Evol/Div11 4 BIO 183 Intro Bio Cell/Molecular Bio11 4
CH 221 Organic Chemistry I11 3 Biological Science Elective9,11 3-4
CH 222 Org Chem I Lab11 1 EDP 304 Educational Psych5,D 3
GEP Addtl. Breadth Reqt.(HUM/SS/VPA)F 3 ED 204 Intro to 21st Century Teaching5 2
GEP Humanities Reqt.C 3 EMS 205 Intro to Teaching Science5 2
History/Philosophy of Science Elective1,G 3 Free Electives 1
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
18 16-17

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
GN 311 Principles of Genetics11 4 Biological Science Elective9,11 3-4
ELP 344 School & Society5 3 PY 212 College Physics II11 4
EMS 373 Instr. Materials in Science5 3 ED 311 Classroom Assess. Princ. & Pract.5 2
BIO/PB 360 Ecology11 4 ED 312 Classroom Asses. Princ. & Pract. Lab5 1
PY 211 College Physics I11 4 EMS 375 Methods of Teach Sci I3,5 3
ECI 416 Teach Except Students5 3
18 16-17

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
EMS 475 Methods of Teach Sci2,5 3 EMS 476 Student Teaching in Science6,5 10
BCH 351 General Biochemistry OR
MB 351/352 Gen. Microbiology & Lab
4 EMS 495 Senior Seminar in Math & Science Ed6,5 2
ES 200 Climage Change & Sustainability7,G,11 3
Free Electives 3-5
13-15 12

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K: 128
1.  Choose one from HI 321, HI 322, HI 341, HI 480, PHI 340, or STS 301 (Fulfills 3 hours of GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives).
2. Offered only in the Fall semester.
3. Offered only in the Spring semester.
4. Choose a course from the GEP Social Science list EXCEPT PSY course. Social Science elective may NOT be a Psychology course.
5. A grade of C (2.0) or better is required for all ECI, ELP, and ED courses, EDP 304, EMS 373, EMS 476, EMS 495. B- or better is required for EMS 205, EMS 375, and EMS 475.
6. Offered only in the spring semester. Prior admission to the Professional Semester is required.
7. 
Fulfills 3 hours of GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives
8.
 If you are a BLS double major, choose MA 131 and MA 231
9. 
If you are a BLS double major, choose MB 351 and MB 352
10. 
Choose from PB 421 or PB/BIO 414. If you are a BLS double major, choose from BIO 212, BIO 250 or PB 321.
11.
 A grade of C (2.0) or better is required for core content courses, up to two courses with a grade below a C is permitted.*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: MA 121/131, MA 231/ST 311
B. Natural Sciences 
(7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: CH 101/CH 102 and CH 201, 202, 221, 222, MEA 101, 110, BIO 181, 183, 260, BCH 351 or MB 351/352, GN 311, PY 211, 212
C. Humanities 
(6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: None
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: EDP 304, Social Science Requirement
E. Health & Exercise Studies 
(2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
X Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: History/Philosophy of Science Elective, ES 200
H. Introduction to Writing 
(4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better) 

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisiteThe following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: None
J. Global Knowledge 
(GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisiteThe following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: ES 200
K. Foreign Language proficiency 
– Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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