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BA, Biology, Science Education

ADVISEMENT GUIDE SHEET (New Fall 2008)

B.A. BIOLOGY, SCIENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM

Name: _________________________________ ID No. _____________________________

English (ENG) 12 hours

____1302 Thinking and Writing or FAS 1302

____1304 Thinking, Writing, & Research or 3300 Technical Writing or 3 courses from FAS 1118, 1128, 1139

____2301 British Literature

____2304 American Literature or 2306 World Literature or 3 hours of "2000" or above GTX

Religion (REL) 6 hours

____1310 Christian Scriptures

____1350 Christian Heritage

Human Performance (HP) 4 semesters; any four activity courses.

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Chapel (CHA 1088) - 2 semesters

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Fine Arts 6-9 hours; 3 courses from 3 different areas

Art (ART)

____1300 Introduction to Art

____2202 History of Art I

____2303 History of Art II

Classics (CLA)

____3380 Classical Mythology

Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS)

____3313 Historical Design I

____4313 Historical Design II

Journalism (JOU) or Film and Digital Media (FDM)

____JOU 1303 Introduction to Mass Communication

____FDM 1303 Introduction to Mass Communication

Music (MUS)

____1220 Introduction to Music

____3322 History of American Popular Music

____3323 History of Jazz

Theater Arts (THEA)

____1206 Theater Appreciation

____2374 Theater History I

Speech Communication (CSS)

____1301 Fundamentals of Public Speaking

____1302 Speech for Business/Professional Students

____1304 Argumentation, Discussion, and Debate

Freshman Academic Seminar (FAS)

____1306

____1116, 1126, 1136 (all required)

Foreign Language 3 to 14 hours. Complete one language through 2320 level or complete two classical languages (Latin, Greek, or Hebrew) through 1302 or 1402 level. Total hours depend on language chosen and previous coursework.

____1301 OR 1401 Elementary level

____1302 OR 1402 Elementary level

____1412 Accelerated Elementary level

____2310 Intermediate level

____2320 Intermediate level

History (HIS) - 6 hours. Choose two courses from the following:

____1305 World History to 1500

____1307 World History since 1500

____2365 American History to 1877

____2366 American History since 1877

____FAS 1304

Political Science (PSC) 3 hours

____2302 American Constitutional Development

Other Social Science 9 hours 3 courses from each of 3 different fields:

Anthropology (ANT)

____1305 Introduction to Anthropology

____3301 Science, Society & Culture

Economics (ECO)

____1305 Survey of Economic Principles

____2306 Principles of Microeconomics

____2307 Principles of Macroeconomics

Geography (GEOG)

____1300 World Geography

Philosophy (PHI)

____1306 Logic ____1307 Critical Thinking

____1308 Ethics

____1321 Introduction to Philosophy

____3301 Moral Philosophy

____3310 History of Philosophy (Classical)

____3312 History of Philosophy (Modern European)

Political Science (PSC)

____1305 American National Government

____1306 American State and Local Govt.

Psychology (PSY)

____1305 Introduction to Psychology

Sociology (SOC)

____1305 Introduction to Sociology

Freshman Academic Seminar (FAS)

____1303 ____1305

____1115, 1125, 1135 (all required)

Honors (HON) (For Honors students only at least 2 must be taken)

____3100 Independent Readings

____3101 Independent Readings

____3200 Colloquium ____3201 Colloquium

Mathematics (MTH) 6 hours

____1321 Calculus I

____1322 Calculus II or Statistics (STA) 2381 Introductory Statistical Methods

Geology (GEO) 8 hours (2 GEO courses or 1 GEO & 1 PHY)

____1406 Earth Through Time

____1408 Earth Science or Physics (PHY) 1455 Descriptive Astronomy

Physics (PHY) 8 hours

____1408 Physics for Natural/Behavioral Science I and

____1409 Physics for Natural/Behavioral Science II

OR

____1420 General Physics I (calculus-based) and

____1430 General Physics II (calculus-based)

OR

____1420 General Physics I (calculus-based) and

____1409 Physics for Natural/Behavioral Science II

Chemistry (CHE) 17 hours

____1301 Principles of Modern Chemistry I

____1302 Principles of Modern Chemistry II

____1316 Lab Measurements & Techniques

____3331 Organic Chemistry I

____3332 Organic Chemistry II

____3238 Organic Chemistry Lab

Biology (BIO) 31 hours

____1305* and 1105* Modern Concepts Bioscience & lab

____1306 and 1106* Modern Concepts Bioscience II & lab

____2306/2106 Genetics & lab

____4333 Science Leadership: Improvements in Science Ed.

____4001 Biology Achievement Test

*These courses are prerequisites for all other biology courses

Choose at least 4 hours from each of the following 3 groups. The same course cannot be counted in two different groups.

1. Choose one of the following:

____3324/3124 Entomology & lab

____3429 Comparative Chordate Anatomy

____4308/4108 Cell and Developmental Biology & lab

____4414 Plant Taxonomy

____4416 Plant Anatomy

____4420 Biology of Vertebrates

____4426 Vertebrate Histology

2. Choose one of the following:

____3303/3103 Ecology & lab

____3324/3124 Entomology & lab

____4405 Limnology

____4406 Aquatic Biology

____4414 Plant Taxonomy

____4418 Biology of Wetland and Aquatic Vascular Plants

____4420 Biology of Vertebrates

____4422 Ichthyology

____4427 Biology of Mammals

____4428 Ornithology

3. Choose one of the following:

____3422 Human Physiology

____4306/4106 Molecular Genetics & lab

____4307/4107 Physiology & Biochemistry of the Cell & lab

____4417 Plant Physiology

Biology Electives: Choose 4 hours from the Biology Upper Level Course list. Courses cannot be counted twice.

**Complete the requirements for a minor in secondary education

Biology Upper Level Courses

____3100 Seminar in Biology

____3103 Ecology Lab

____3124 Entomology Lab

____3300 Advanced Topics in Biology

____3303 Ecology

____3314 Medical Botany

____3324 Entomology

____3325 Biological Principles Applied to Clinical Medical Sciences

____3330 Medical Genetics

____3340 Biology of Animal Behavior

____3341 Marine Field Studies (same as GEO 3341)

____3342 Molecular Cell Biology

____3350 Genomics and Bioinformatics (same as BINF 3350)

____3399 Bachelor's Thesis in Biology

____3422 Human Physiology

____3429 Comparative Chordate Anatomy

____3435 Invertebrate Paleontology (same as GEO 3435)

____3V90 Individual Topics in Biology

____4100 Genetics Seminar

____4104 Medical Entomology Lab

____4106 Molecular Genetics Lab

____4107 Cell Physiology Lab

____4108 Cell and Developmental Biology Lab

____4123 Laboratory for Parasitology

____4301 Immunology

____4303 Molecular and Medical Biotechnology

____4304 Medical Entomology

____4306 Molecular Genetics

____4307 Physiology and Biochemistry of the Cell

____4308 Cell and Developmental Biology

____4310 Biogeography

____4323 Parasitology

____4330 Behavioral Genetics

____4331 Science Leadership: Community-Based Research

____4333 Science Leadership: Improvements in Science Education

____4339 Advanced Marine Field Studies (same as GEO 4339)

____4344 Fundamentals of Toxicology (same as ENV 4344)

____4352 Evolutionary Developmental Genetics

____4365 Topics in Evolution

____4366 Foundations of Evolutionary Biology

____4381 Restoration Ecology (same as ENV 4380)

____4386 Remote Sensing (same as AVS 4386, ENV 4386, GEO

4386, GEOG 4386)

____4401 Bacteriology

____4402 Transmission Electron Microscopy

____4403 Scanning Electron Microscopy

____4405 Limnology

____4406 Aquatic Biology

____4414 Taxonomy of Flowering Plants

____4416 Plant Anatomy

____4417 Plant Physiology

____4418 Biology of Wetland and Aquatic Vascular Plants

____4420 Biology of the Vertebrates

____4422 Ichthyology

____4426 Vertebrate Histology

____4427 Biology of Mammals

____4428 Ornithology

____4430 Vertebrate Paleontology (same as GEO 4430)

____4431 Comparative Vertebrate Physiology

____4V04 Biology Field Studies

Requirements for a Minor in Secondary Education: Science

24 semester hours of education courses:

____TED 2304 Teaching in Secondary Schools

____TED 3340 Teaching Associate Secondary: Part I

____TED 3341 Teaching Associate Secondary: Part II

____TED 3387 Secondary Science Practicum I

____TED 3388 Secondary Science Practicum II

____TED 4325 Teaching Secondary Science

____TED 4690 Secondary School Student Teaching

Other Courses Select electives as needed so that you will have 124 total hours before graduation. At least 36 of these hours must be in 3000-4000 level courses, and these can include upper-level biology courses.

The number of elective hours possible in the B.A. degree for Biology, Pre-health track depends on the number of hours taken in math, fine arts, and foreign language. Many students may need precalculus (MTH 1304) prior to taking calculus (MTH 1321). In these cases, the precalculus course would count as a lower-level elective.

Department of Biology Requirements

A grade of "C" or better is required for all biology courses used for the biology major.

By University rule, courses for which the grade is "D" or "F" "must be repeated at Baylor before a course is taken for which the course in question is a prerequisite" (page 36, 2008-2009 undergraduate catalog).

A course for which the grade is "C" may be repeated "if permission is granted by the appropriate academic dean" and "must be repeated at Baylor before a course is taken for which the course in question is a prerequisite (page 36, 2008-2009 undergraduate catalog).

Updated August 2008


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