B.S. in Education - Biology

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirement6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Science requirements are met by CHE 103 and PHY 130
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements 9
Major Requirements
BIO 110General Biology 13
BIO 220Cell Physiology 13
BIO 230Genetics 13
CHE 103General Chemistry I3
CRL 103Experimental General Chemistry I (LAB)1
CHE 104General Chemistry II3
CRL 104Experimental General Chemistry II (LAB)1
CHE 231Organic Chemistry I4
CRL 231Experimental Organic Chemistry I Lab2
CHE 232Organic Chemistry II3
ESS 101Introduction to Geology3
PHY 130General Physics I4
PHY 140General Physics II4
MAT 121Introduction to Statistics I3
Select one semester of calculus3-4
Other Major Requirements
BIO 214General Microbiology 14
BIO 215General Botany 13
BIO 217General Zoology 13
BIO 270Ecology 13
Education Requirements 2
EDF 300Democracy and Education3
EDP 250Educational Psychology3
EDA 103Foundations of Special Education3
EDA 304Special Ed Processes/Procedures for Secondary Educators3
EDR 347Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms3
EDS 306Teaching Principles and Field Experience in Secondary Schools3
EDS 411Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half6
EDS 412Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half6
ENG 382Teaching English Language Learners PK-123
or LAN 382 Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
SCB 350Science Education in Secondary School3
Biology Electives
Selected from courses at or above the 300 level, except BIO 307 and BIO 469.6
Total Minimum Credits Required127

Courses must be passed with a grade of C- (70%) or better.


Students applying for formal admission to teacher education must have a 2.80 GPA.  Students formally admitted must graduate with a 3.0 GPA.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Year One
Semester OneCredits
WRT 120Effective Writing I3
BIO 110General Biology3
CHE 103
CRL 103
General Chemistry I4
MAT 121Introduction to Statistics I3
Gen Ed 13
Semester Two
BIO 215 or 217General Botany3
CHE 104
CRL 104
General Chemistry II4
SPK 208 or 230Public Speaking3
LIT/CLS (Gen Ed 2)3
Year Two
Semester Three
CHE 231
CRL 231
Organic Chemistry I6
BIO 215 or 217General Botany3
EDP 250 (requires 20 FE hours)Educational Psychology3
EDF 300Democracy and Education3
Gen Ed 33
Semester Four
BIO 214General Microbiology4
Select one of the following:3-4
Brief Calculus 
Calculus for the Life Sciences 
Calculus I 
Apply for FATE by semester end 
General Education electives8
Year Three
Semester Five
PHY 130General Physics I4
BIO 220Cell Physiology3
BIO 230 or 270Genetics3
EDA 304 (requires 20 FE hours)Special Ed Processes/Procedures for Secondary Educators3
EDR 347Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms3
Semester Six
Directed Electives 23
Bio Elective 13
EDS 306 (requires 24 FE hours)Teaching Principles and Field Experience in Secondary Schools3
LAN 382 or ENG 382Teaching English Language Learners PK-123
Gen Ed 43
Year Four
Semester Seven
Directed Elective 33
Bio Elective 23
Gen Ed 53
SCB 350 (requires 24 FE hours)Science Education in Secondary School3
BIO 3111Contemporary Issues in Biology Teaching3
Select one of the following:3
SCB 210The Origin of Life and the Universe3
Semester Eight
EDS 411
EDS 412
Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half12

Only offered in Fall. Includes faculty-student mentoring experience.