B.S. in Biology (Science Education Concentration)

This program is designed for students interested in science education and certification to teach secondary science.

Requirements for a Major in Biology (Science Education Concentration)
Thirty-one semester hours including the following:
  • BIO 1305 - Modern Concepts of Bioscience/1105 - Modern Concepts of Bioscience Laboratory OR BIO 1405 - Investigations of Modern Biology Concepts I
  • BIO 1306 - Modern Concepts of Bioscience, continued/1106 - Modern Concepts of Bioscience Laboratory OR BIO 1406 Investigations of Modern Biology Concepts II
  • BIO 2306 - Genetics/2106 - Genetics Laboratory
  • BIO 4333 - Science Leadership: Improvement of Science Education
  • BIO 4365 - Topics in Evolution OR 4366
  • BIO 4001 - Achievement Test

At least one hour from:

  • BIO 3V90 - Individual Topics

At least four hours from: (A Course may not be used to fulfill more than one group.)

  • BIO 3324 - Entomology/3124 - Laboratory for Entomology
  • BIO 3429 - Comparative Chordate Anatomy
  • BIO 4308 - Genes and Development /4108 - Genes and Development Laboratory
  • BIO 4414 - Taxonomy of Flowering Plants
  • BIO 4416 - Plant Anatomy
  • BIO 4426 - Vertebrate Histology
  • BIO 4432 - General Human Anatomy

At least four hours from: (A Course may not be used to fulfill more than one group.)

  • BIO 3322 - Human Physiology/3122 - Human Physiology Laboratory
  • BIO 4306 - Molecular Genetics and Genomics/4106 - Molecular Genetics and Genomics Laboratory
  • BIO 4307 - Biochemistry and Physiology of the Cell/4107 - Laboratory Studies in Biochemistry and Physiology of the Cell
  • BIO 4417 -
  • BIO 4431 - Comparative Vertebrate Physiology

At least four hours from: (A Course may not be used to fulfill more than one group.)

  • BIO 3303 - Ecology/3103 - Ecology Laboratory
  • BIO 3322 - Human Physiology/3122 - Human Physiology Laboratory
  • BIO 4405 - Limnology
  • BIO 4406 - Aquatic Biology
  • BIO 4414 - Taxonomy of Flowering Plants
  • BIO 4418 - Biology of Wetland and Aquatic Vascular Plants
  • BIO 4422 - Ichthyology
  • BIO 4427 - Biology of Mammals
  • BIO 4428 - Ornithology

A grade of "C" or better in all biology courses used in the major and a GPA of 2.0 or higher on all BIO courses completed.

Required Courses in other Fields:

  • CHE 1301 - Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I/1101 - General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHE 1302 - Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II/1102 - General Chemistry Laboratory II
  • CHE 3331 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHE 3332 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CHE 3238 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • GEO 1406 -
  • GEO 1408 - Earth Science OR:
  • PHY 1455 - Descriptive Astronomy
  • MTH 1321 - Calculus I
  • MTH 1322 - Calculus II OR:
  • STA 2381 - Introductory Statistical Methods
  • PHY 1408 - General Physics for Natural and Behavioral Sciences I AND 1409 - General Physics for Natural and Behavioral Sciences II OR:
  • PHY 1420 - General Physics I AND 1430 - General Physics II OR:
  • PHY 1420 - General Physics I AND 1409 - General Physics for Natural and Behavioral Sciences II
  • Completion of the Minor in Science Education (School of Education- contact the advising department in the School of Education - Office of Student and Information Services, located in Draper 100.)

A grade of "C" or better in all courses required in other fields

Department of Biology

B.207 Baylor Science Building
One Bear Place #97388
Waco, TX 76798-7388

(254) 710-2911