Biology

A student majoring in biology receives a broad preparation consisting of a core of biology plus the chemistry, physics and mathematics vital to the field of biology. This preparation will serve as a basis for entering fields such as teaching, biological research, or other medical and life science-related professions.

Pre-medicine students should seek advice during the first year to help them decide if they should major in chemistry, biology, pre-medicine, or a double major consisting of a combination of two of these majors.

Students interested in high-school teaching must pursue a "life science" teaching license. This license is the only license available for biology teachers in Ohio. Most students can expect to add a semester to the four-year program to meet clinical practice requirements. Prospective teachers must begin the teacher-education program early by taking some education courses during the first or sophomore year. Therefore students should indicate to the science department their desire to teach as early as possible so they can receive scheduling advice.
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Major

(65 hours)
Required biology courses:
BIO 135 Botany (4)
BIO 200 Genetics (4)
BIO 205 Invertebrate Zoology (4)
BIO 230 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4)
BIO 231 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4)
BIO 235 Cell Biology (4)
BIO 301 Microbiology (4)
BIO 310 Developmental Biology (4)
BIO 330 General Ecology (4)

Required chemistry courses:
CEM 121 General Inorganic Chemistry 1 (5)
CEM 122 General Inorganic Chemistry 2 (5)
CEM 221 Organic Chemistry 1 (4)

Required physics courses:

PHY 211 Physics for Science and Engineering 1 (5)
PHY 212 Physics for Science and Engineering 2 (5)

Required mathematics course:
MAT 135 Calculus 1 (5)

The above courses include one-half year each of organic chemistry and calculus. Many graduate programs would expect the biology student to have taken the full year of organic chemistry and the full year of calculus. Biochemistry is also often recommended.

Adolescent/young adult licensure in life science

(109 hours minus 7 LAS hours)

Life science courses:
BIO 135 Botany (w/ lab) (4)
BIO 200 Genetics (4)
BIO 205 Invertebrate Zoology (w/ lab) (4)
BIO 230 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4)
BIO 231 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4)
BIO 235 Cell Biology (4)
BIO 301 Microbiology (4)
BIO 310 Developmental Biology (4)
BIO 330 General Ecology (4)

Chemistry courses:
CEM 121 General Inorganic Chemistry 1 (5)
CEM 122 General Inorganic Chemistry 2 (5)
CEM 221 Organic Chemistry 1 (4)

Physics courses:
PHY 211 Physics for Science and Engineering 1 (5)
PHY 212 Physics for Science and Engineering 2 (5)

Earth/Space courses:
PHY 202 Astronomy (4)
PHY 203 Earth Science (4)
MAT 135 Calculus 1 (5)

Required professional education courses:
EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching (3)
EDU 205 Field Experience (1)
EDU 220 Curriculum and Assessment (2)
EDU 303 Computers & Technology in Education (2)
EDU 305 Content Area Literacy/General Methods (3)
EDU 332 Social and Philosophical Issues in Education (3)
EDU 353 Educational Psychology & Instructional Practices (3)
SED 220 The Adolescent: Development and Diversity (2)
SED 389 Issues in Special Education (1)
EDU 402 Adolescent/Young Adult Special Methods: Science (2)

All of the above listed professional education courses, plus the completion of all licensure area course work, are prerequisites for clinical practice.
EDU 425 Leadership Seminar (2)
EDU 451 Clinical Practice (Adolescent/Young Adult) (12)

June 2014