Biology/ Education 7-12 (BA)

Health Sciences and Professional Programs
Teacher Education
HEGIS Number: 0401

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Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

Biology Education 7-12 BA


Required Core Curriculum Courses

This program has received a waiver to require that students take the following courses in fulfillment of Core Curriculum requirements. Students who do not take these courses to fulfill Core requirements may not be able to complete the major in 120 credits. 
BIO201Biological Principles I 
BIO202Biological Principles II 
CHEM108Principles of Chemistry I 3.5 
CHEM109Principles of Chemistry I Lab 1.5 
MATH121Analytical Geometry and Calculus 
Upper-level Writing Intensive (WI) course 
One Foreign Language course 

I. Biology Requirements

BIO201Biological Principles I 
BIO202Biological Principles II 
BIO301Molecular Biology & Biotechnology 
BIO320Cell Biology 4.5 
BIO334Comparative Physiology 4.5 
BIO403Ecology 4.5 
BIO486-489Special Topics in Biology 
CHEM111Principles of Chemistry II 3.5 
CHEM112Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory 1.5 
CHEM230Essentials of Organic Chemistry 3.5 
CHEM235Techniques in Organic Chemistry I 
CHEM231Organic Chemistry I 
CHEM232Techniques of Organic Chemistry 
MATH121Analytic Geometry and Calculus 
PHYS140The Physical Universe 

II. Teacher Education Requirements

Students should consult the Admissions and Progression Policy for additional requirements. Students should meet with an Education advisor each semester to select classes that meet all requirements.  

A. Foreign Language

One Foreign Language course 

B. Support Courses

ENG126Composition II: Writing About Literature 
EDUC230Teaching with Multimedia Technology 
EDUC271Adolescent and Youth Development 
MATH121Analytic Geometry and Calculus 
PHIL202Major Ideas and Issues in Education 
SOC202Major Ideas and Issues in Education 

C. Professional Sequence

EDUC268Bilingual and English Language Learner Education (ELL) 
EDUC283Educational Psychology: Effective Teaching and Learning in Diverse Classroom Environments 
EDUC285Introduction to Special Education 
EDUC340Literacy Instruction inside Middle and Secondary Schools for English Only (EO) and English Language Learners (ELLs) 
EDUC395Curriculum and Methods in Subject Specific (K-12) Educations I: Learning Goals and Assessments 
EDUC398Curriculum and Methods in Secondary Education II: Scientific Instruction and Classroom Environments 

D. Student Teaching and Student Teaching Seminar

EDUC405Capstone Clinical Experience & Seminar for Secondary Education, Grades 6-9 
EDUC406Capstone Clinical Experience & Seminar for Secondary Education, Grades 10-12 
Credit Totals 
Total Program credits93.5 
Total Core Curriculum credits21 
Total free elective credits5.5 
Total credits for the BA in Biology/Education 7-12120 


  1. BIO 201 also fulfills the Required Core: Life and Physical Sciences requirement.
  2. BIO 202, CHEM 108, and CHEM 109 also fulfill the Flexible Core: Scientific World requirement.
  3. MATH 121 also fulfills the Required Core: Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning requirement.
  4. Students who do not place directly into MATH 121 may have to take up to 8 credits of prerequisite mathematics courses. Those credits subtract from the Free Electives credit total. Students who need to take 8 credits of prerequisite mathematics courses may exceed 120 credits in completing the degree program.
  5. Students may take BIO 301 or BIO 486 or BIO 487 or BIO 488 or BIO 489 or EDUC 340 to fulfill the College Option Core: Writing Intensive requirement.
  6. Foreign Language is a NYS requirement and may also be taken toward fulfillment of the College Option Core: Foreign Language requirement. Students may be required to take a second Foreign Language course to complete the Core requirement.
  7. Students take CHEM 230 and CHEM 235 as corequisites, or CHEM 231 and CHEM 232 as corequisites.
  8. Students must be admitted to a Teacher Education program in order to progress into and through the professional sequence.
  9. ENG 126 also fulfills the Required Core: English Composition requirement.

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