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Majors and More

Majors and More

Biology

Bachelor of Science in Biology - Certification as Secondary School Teacher

Students desiring certification as teachers of biology should consult with the department’s certification adviser and Student Academic Services in the Richard W. Riley College of Education for specific requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Bachelor of Science in Biology - Certification as Secondary School Teacher

General Education Courses

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills    
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101, CRTW 201 Composition; Crit Reading, Thinking, Writing

6

Quantitative Skills Met in major

0

Logic/Language/Semiotics    
MATH Met in major

0

Foreign Language At the 102 level

3-4†

Oral Communication Met in major with BIOL 480

0

Technology Met in major with BIOL 300 and 480

0

Skills for Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines  
HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives See approved list

3

Historical Perspectives See approved list

3

Developing Critical Skills and Applying them to Disciplines  
Natural Science Met in major  
Social Science 3 hours met in major with EDUC 200; See approved list; must include 2 designators

3-6*

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators

6-9*

*Must take 12 hours from these two categories.  
Intensive Writing Met in major with BIOL 300

0

Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met by other req

0-3

Requirements in Major  

68-69

BIOL 202 Freshman Symposium in Biology

0

 
BIOL 203 Principles of Biology Laboratory

1

 
BIOL 204 Principles of Biology

3

 
BIOL 205 General Botany

4

 
BIOL 206 General Zoology

4

 
BIOL 300 Scientific Process in Biology

4

 
BIOL 307 Human Anatomy

4

 
BIOL 308 Human Physiology

4

 
BIOL 310 Microbiology

4

 
BIOL 317 Genetics

4

 
BIOL 480 Integration of Biological Principles

3

 
BIOL 491 Departmental Seminar

0

 
BIOL 492 Departmental Seminar  
 
BIOL 513 Organic Evolution

3

 
Select one of the following BIOL courses:  

4

BIOL 304 Insect Field Studies  
 
BIOL 323 Tropical Watershed and Coastal Ecology  
 
BIOL 403 Ecology  
 
BIOL 510 Vertebrate Natural History  
 
BIOL 511 Ornithology  
 
BIOL 515 Environmental Biology  
 
CHEM 105 General Chemistry I

4

 
CHEM 106 General Chemistry II

3

 
CHEM 108 General Chemistry II lab

 1

 
MATH 150 or MATH 105 or MATH 201  

6-7

PHYS 201 General Physics I

4

 
PHYS 202 General Physics II

4

 
GEOL 110 Physical Geology

3

 
GEOL 113 Physical Geology lab

1

 
Professional Education Sequence  

34

EDUC 101** Developing Observation and Analysis Skills

1

 
EDUC 200** Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty

3

 
EDUC 220** Assessment to Meet Diverse Needs

2

 
EDUC 401** Internship I: Understanding Contextual Factors

1

 
EDUC 402 Internship II: Assessment and Instruction

9

 
EDUC 410** Education in a Democracy

2

 
EDCO 201** Literacy and the English Language Learner

2

 
EDCO 202** Supporting the Student w/ Disabilities in the General Ed Classroom

2

EDCO 203** Supporting the Student Identified as Gifted in the Gen Ed Classroom

1

EDCO 305** Technology in the Classroom

2

EDCO 306** Teaching Methods for the Inclusive Classroom

2

EDCO 350** Analyzing Classroom Climate

1

EDCO 351** Establishing Positive Classroom Climate

1

 
SCIE 391 Principles of Teaching Science

3

 
SCIE 392 Field Experience in Teaching Science

1

 
SCIE 393 Princ of Teaching Science II

1

Foreign Language Requirement  

0-4

Total  

133-138

†Students completing the required program for the BS degree in Biology must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at or above the second semester college level. This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite. A maximum of one course may be applied to the Logic/Language/Semiotics Area.

**A grade of C or better is required and may not be taken on the S/U basis.

In addition to the requirements for their major, students must meet requirements for the Teacher Education Program, which include the requirements for Admission to Teacher Education, Entry to the Professional Stage, and Program Completion. For information on these requirements, consult the Student Academic Services in the College of Education.

Passage of the PRAXIS II Series content area examinations is required prior to entry into the professional stage for all candidates in the teacher education program.  For the most current PRAXIS information required for test(s) in your content area, visit the South Carolina Department of Education website.

The student must attain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or better in courses taken at Winthrop and a minimum of a 2.0 in the 68-69 hours of the required program. The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of BIOL courses in residence at Winthrop University. No more than 3 semester hours of credit may be awarded toward a degree in Biology for a student completing any combination of BIOL 461 and 463.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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