Dec 01, 2022  
2012-2013 General Catalog 

Biology - Education Emphasis, B.A.

General Education Core

See General Education 

  • Core Course Requirements 16-17 credits
  • Knowledge Areas Requirements 16 credits

University Requirements

Degree Requirements

BA Degree - Foreign Language Requirement (16 credits or proficiency test)

Biology Education Curriculum Summary

Core Requirements (20 credits)

All students majoring in biology must complete the following core courses. We recommend this sequence.

Required support courses (18-28 Credits)

Biology Teaching Core (19 Credits*)

In order to meet state standards for a license to teach biology in secondary schools in Utah, students will complete the following (in addition to the core requirements listed above):

And any one of the following (3-4 Credits)

One of the following:

Additional Coursework

Additional coursework in computer science, geology and physics selected in consultation with the departmental advisor.

  1. Secondary Teaching Certification requires specific professional education courses. Consult the department of teacher education for additional advisement.
  2. This degree does not include the requisite number of upper division hours. Students completing this degree will fill the upper division requirements while completing course work for the Secondary Teaching Certificate.
  3. Bachelor of Arts degree must meet language requirements as outlined above in this catalog.

Free Upper Electives (16-20 credits)

  • Free Upper Electives 16-20 credits (includes completing minor, B.A. requirements)


Total Credits, B.A. degree: 120-127

Secondary Education Licensure

Please see the degree requirements for Secondary Education Licensure . Some classes required for the licensure cannot be taken until the teacher candidate has been admitted to the Teacher Education Department. Please consult your advisor or the Teacher Education Department for further instruction.