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Biology: STEM Education, B.S.

 

General Education

(see General Education Requirements for list of approved courses)

Rhetoric and Composition: (6 hours)

  • Two approved courses in rhetoric and composition

Mathematics: (3 hours)

  • One approved mathematics course

Statistics: (3 or 4 hours)

Natural Sciences: (7-8 hours)

  • Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component

Humanities and Fine Arts: (6 hours)

  • Two approved humanities and fine arts courses, one from fine arts and one from either

Cultures and Civilizations: (9 hours total)

  • Option A: Western Humanities I and II and one approved Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations course or
  • Option B: World Civilization I, II, III

Behavioral and Social Sciences: (6 hours)

  • Two approved behavioral or social science courses in two different disciplines

Biology courses:

Additional Information and Notes

Minimum of 39 hours of 3000 and 4000 level courses.

Electives to complete 121 hours.

In addition to the department and university requirements there are the following minimum requirements for graduation with licensure: 2.5 cumulative average, 2.5 at UTC, 2.5 average in STEM courses with no grade lower than C, 2.5 average in courses in licensure content area courses with no grade lower than C.

See Degree and Graduation Requirements for additional requirements.

Showcase/Suggested Course of Study

Please see the Courses section of this catalog for complete course descriptions.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 1020 3
BIOL 1110
4 BIOL 1120 4
STEM 1010 1 STEM 1020 1
MATH 1130 or 1710 or 1720 3 MATH 1830 or 1950 3-4
CHEM 1110 3 CHEM 1120 3
CHEM 1110L 1 CHEM 1120L 1
  15   15-16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
BIOL 2080 4 BIOL 3250 3
STEM 2010 3 BIOL 3260 1
CHEM 3010 3 CHEM 3020 3
CHEM 3010L 1 CHEM 3020L 1
Cultures and Civilizations
3 Behavioral & Social Science 3
    STEM 2020 3
  14   14

Junior Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
MATH 2100 or BIOL 2160 3 BIOL 3060 3
BIOL 3150 or 4160 or 4500 3 BIOL 3070 1
PHYS 1030 3 PHYS 1040
3
PHYS 1030L 1 PHYS 1040L 1
Cultures and Civilizations 3 Cultures and Civilizations 3
STEM 3010 3 BIOL or STEM 3020 3
    Humanities and Fine Arts 3
  16   17

Senior Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
BIOL 4000 level approved Zoology course 4 Fine Arts 3
BIOL 3110 or BIOL 2100 4 Behavioral & Social Science 3
BIOL Elective (3000-4000 level) 3 STEM 4020 6
STEM 4010 3    
BIOL 3000 level approved Botnay course 4    
  18   12
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