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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major


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Director: William L. Hallahan, Ph.D.

Students seeking initial certification at the early childhood and childhood levels may double major in Biology and Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education. Students in this double major are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.7 before moving into INCH coursework which typically begins fall semester of the junior year. The biology with inclusive early childhood/childhood education major requires six courses, all with laboratory. A full year of inorganic chemistry is also required. To complete the college requirement for a senior experience and comprehensive examination, students in this program attend the spring semester of senior seminar and take the comprehensive examination in biology.

Biology Core - Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education


The Biology core provides the foundation for this program.  Students take the courses listed below, as well as four additional biology electives.  The capstone experience prepares the students for their exit examination and subsequent career plans.

Elective Courses for Biology - Major


Biology majors select 1 course from each of the following lists of courses (Cellular/Molecular, Organismal, Ecology) for a total of 3 courses and a minimum of 11 credits (two of the three courses must have a lab component). The fourth Biology elective can be any upper division Biology course for Biology majors (3 or 4 credits). Note: Each course chosen will only satisfy ONE requirement. 

Note: All courses must be taken with the laboratory whenever a laboratory is offered.

Fourth Biology Elective


Students must choose one additional course of at least three credits from any of the three categories above (cellular/molecular, organismal, ecology). BIO 452 (Biology Research) is also an available elective, but must be taken for three credits.

Note: Each course chosen will only satisfy ONE requirement.

Additional Courses Required for Biology Majors with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education


In addition to the Biology core, students in the Biology major are required to take the 14 credit hours listed below.

Mathematics Requirement


Required Courses for Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Majors


Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major Requirements

Capstone Experience for Biology Majors with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education


Students in the Biology with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education major begin their captsone experience with BIO 350 in the spring of their junior year followed by student teaching in the fall of their senior year. During this time, they develop a proposal for a special project under the guidance of their advisors in biology and in education. In the spring semester, the students deliver an oral presentation to their peers in the Senior Seminar as well as submit an extensive research paper for evaluation. The Biology Comprehensive requirement typically is satisfied by the student completing the Major Field Test in Biology.

Sample Program for Biology Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education


Freshman Year


Senior Year


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