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Secondary Education: Biology

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. Some courses also satisfyLiberal Arts Core and/or University requirements.  Some coursework fulfills teaching licensure requirements as specified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • BIO 151 General Biology I
  • BIO 151L General Biology I Lab
  • BIO 152 General Biology II
  • BIO 152L General Biology II Lab
  • BIO 260 Microbiology
  • BIO 260L Microbiology Lab
  • BIO 262 Genetics for Majors
  • BIO 262L Genetics for Majors Lab
  • BIO 300 Writing for Science
  • BIO 363 Cellular Biology
  • BIO 368 Advanced Research Methods
  • BIO 410  Seminar
  • CHM 151 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHM 151L Principles of Chemistry I Lab
  • CHM 152 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHM 152L Principles of Chemistry II Lab
  • CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM 221L Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • CHM 222 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHM 222 Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • ED 200 Foundations of Teaching and Learning
  • ED 254 Technology for the K-12 Classroom
  • ED 337 Literacy in the Content Areas
  • ED 338 Secondary Education: Curriculum and Methods
  • ED 351 Assessment to Support Learning in K-12 
  • ED 366 Secondary Teaching Methods in Science
  • ED 452 Managing the K-12 Classroom #
  • ED 460S Student Teaching: Secondary Level #
  • GEOL 102 Principles of Geology
  • GEOL 102L Principles of Geology LAb
  • MA 171 Calculus with Precalculus A and MA 172 Calculus with Precalculus B or MA 181 Calculus 
  • PHYS 271 Physics I
  • PHYS 271L Physics I Lab
  • PHYS 272 Physics II
  • PHYS 272L Physics II Lab
  • PSY 110 Human Growth and Development
  • PSY 341 Psychology of Individuals with Exceptionalities

Ten (10) credits from the following (a minimum of 3 credits must be at the 300 level of higher):

  • BIO 224 Endocrinology
  • BIO 250 General Botany
  • BIO 272 Parasitology
  • BIO 327 Introduction to Marine Biology and Tropical Ecology
  • BIO 441 Biochemistry
  • BIO 442 Nucleic Acids and Metabolism
  • BIO 444 Immunology
  • BIO 446 Animal Virology
  • BIO 449 Advanced Molecular Biology
  • CHM 441 Physical Biochemistry


#ED 452 and ED 460S must be taken at the same time.

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