Biology Major/Minor Patterns
General Biology Major
15 course units, including:
BIO 1204 Integrated Concepts of Biology: Molecules and Cells
BIO 1206 Integrated Concepts of Biology: Organisms and Ecosystems
BIO 2042 Biologists’ Toolkit (1/2 unit)
BIO 4432 Capstone in Biology (1/2 unit)
9 additional electives including:
6 BIO courses, 3 at the 3000-level or above
3 electives from Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, or Physics excluding BIO 1164, BIO 2014 and BIO 2104
Allied Courses
CHEM 1055 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 1065 Principles of Chemistry II
MATH 1304 Calculus I or
MATH 1144 Elementary Statistics
NOTE: 
BIO 1164, BIO 2014, BIO 2104, MATH 1034, MATH 1214, CHEM 1004, PHYS 1014, and PHYS 1024 may not be used as electives in the major

To become certified to teach biology, students must complete the following:
Biology Major
Education Minor for Secondary Certification
Completion of Education Minor for Secondary Certification (8-12) for Teaching Biology requires:
EDU 1004 Foundations of Education
EDU 2014 Schooling in U.S. Culture: History, Philosophies, and Diversity
EDU 2094 Standards-Based Instruction
EDU 2164 Learning Theory and Pedagogy Climates
EDU 3054  Instructional Strategies and Content Area Literacy for Learners in Middle and Secondary Schools 
EDU  3244  Practicum in Learning Experiences 
EDU  4114  Supervised Teaching in High School 
EDU  4514  Senior Seminar
or Senior Seminar in the student's discipline 
Students must also take the following allied course:
PSY 1004 General Psychology
 

Minor
6 1/2 course units, including:
BIO 1204 Integrated Concepts of Biology: Molecules and Cells
BIO 1206 Integrated Concepts of Biology: Organisms and Ecosystems
BIO 2042 Biologists’ Toolkit (1/2 unit)

3 additional biology courses, at least 1 at the 3000-level or above
Allied Course (1 of the following):
CHEM 1004 Chemistry in Society
CHEM 1055 Principles of Chemistry I
CS 1124 Foundations of Computer Science
MATH 1144 Elementary Statistics
PHYS 1014 Conceptual Physics