Major Requirements - Biology

These requirements will apply to students planning to enroll at AU in the 2018-2019 academic year, and are subject to change up until matriculation. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

Required Biology Courses: 20 semester hours
BIO1210/1210Z Biology of Cells/Biology of Cells Laboratory (3/1)
OR
BIO1810 Biology of Cells for Nursing (4)
BIO1220/1220Z Biology of Organisms/Biology of Organisms Laboratory (3/1)
BIO2300/2300Z Introduction to Zoology/Introduction to Zoology Laboratory (3/1)
BIO2350/2350Z Introduction to Botany/Introduction to Botany Laboratory (3/1)
BIO3400 Genetics (4) 

Supporting Courses: 8 semester hours
CHM1310/1310Z General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory (3/1)
CHM1320/1320Z General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory (3/1) 

Selected Courses: Choose 12 hours from the group of courses below
BIO3040 Immunology (4)
BIO3100 Human Physiology (4)
BIO3150 Invertebrate Zoology (4)
BIO3250 Vertebrate Zoology (4)
BIO3270 Plant Physiology (4)
BIO3510 Ecology (4)*
BIO3520 Animal Behavior (4)
BIO3530 Evolution (4)*
BIO3540 Biological Anthropology (4)
BIO/CHM3550 Biochemistry (4)
BIO3600 Molecular Biology (4)

Other courses which may be used up to a maximum of four semester hours from this group:
BIO3830; 4830 Directed Study (1–4)
BIO3940; 4940 Internship in Biology (2–4)
BIO3970 Research in Biology (1–4)
BIO3980; 4980 Independent Study (1–4)
BIO3790 ACCA Affiliated Course (2–4)

MAJOR IN BIOLOGY for Secondary Licensure — 103 semester hours 

Required Biology Courses: 28 semester hours
BIO1210/1210Z Biology of Cells/Biology of Cells Laboratory (3/1)
BIO1810 Biology of Cells for Nursing (4)
BIO1220/1220Z Biology of Organisms/Biology of Organisms Laboratory (3/1)
BIO2300/2300Z Introduction to Zoology/Introduction to Zoology Laboratory (3/1)
BIO2350/2350Z Introduction to Botany/Introduction to Botany Laboratory (3/1)
BIO3400 Genetics (4)
BIO3510 Ecology (4)*
BIO3530 Evolution (4)*

Supporting Courses: 8 semester hours
CHM1310/1310Z General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory (3/1)
CHM1320/1320Z General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory (3/1) 

Selected Courses: Choose 4 hours from the group of courses below
BIO3040 Immunology (4)
BIO3100 Human Physiology (4)
BIO3150 Invertebrate Zoology (4)
BIO3250 Vertebrate Zoology (4)
BIO3270 Plant Physiology (4)
BIO3520 Animal Behavior (4)
BIO3540 Biological Anthropology (4)
BIO/CHM3550 Biochemistry (4)
BIO3600 Molecular Biology (4)

Other courses which may be used up to a maximum of four semester hours from this group:
BIO3830; 4830 Directed Study (1–4)
BIO3940; 4940 Internship in Biology (2–4)
BIO3970 Research in Biology (1–4)
BIO3980; 4980 Independent Study (1–4)
BIO3790 ACCA Affiliated Course (2–4) 

Additional Required Courses for Secondary Education Licensure: 24 semester hours*
EGR1500 Introduction to Engineering Design I (2)
EGR2500 Introduction to Engineering Design II (2)
PHY2210/Z General Physics I with Lab (3/1)
OR
PHY2240/Z Physics I: Mechanics and Waves with Lab (3/1)
PHY2220/Z General Physics II with Lab (3/1)
OR
PHY2250Z Physics II: Electromagnetism and Optics with Lab (3/1)
NSM1400 Earth and Space Science (4)
BIO2200 Humans and the Environment (4)
BIO3820 Secondary Methods in Biology (4) 

Education Courses for Secondary Education Licensure: 39 semester hours*
EDU2100 Foundations of Teaching and Learning (4)
EDU2260 Learning Theories and Application K-12 (4)
EDU3720 Reading across the Curriculum (4)
EDU3620 Secondary Methods of Teaching, Learning, Motivation and Assessment (4)
SPED2120 Characteristics and Identification of Disabilities and the Law (4)
SPED4620 Collaboration Models for Inclusion (4)
EDU4750 Student Teaching (13)
EDU4760 Student Teaching Seminar (2) 

*Secondary education candidates will also complete the supplemental major in secondary education.