B.S.Ed. in Biology

College of Education and Social Work
General Education Requirements
First Year Experience4
Academic Foundations
English Composition requirement6
Mathematics requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Distributive Requirements
Science requirement6
Science requirements are met by CHE 103 and PHY 130
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Humanities requirement6
Arts requirement3
Additional Baccalaureate Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Ethics requirement3
Major Requirements
BIO 110General Biology 13
BIO 220Cell Physiology 13
BIO 230Genetics 13
CHE 103General Chemistry I3
CRL 103General Chemistry I Lab1
CHE 104General Chemistry II3
CRL 104General Chemistry II Lab1
CHE 231Organic Chemistry I4
CRL 231Organic Chemistry I Lab2
ESS 101Introduction to Geology3
PHY 130General Physics I4
MAT 121Introduction to Statistics I3
or MAT 125 Introduction to Statistics and Probability
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
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
Capstone Requirement
EDS 411Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half 36
EDS 412Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half 36
Total Minimum Credits Required124

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.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
BIO 110 General Biology 3
CHE 103
CRL 103
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
MAT 121 Introduction to Statistics I 3
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
FYE 100XFirst Year Experience 4
Semester Two
BIO 215
General Botany
or General Zoology
CHE 104
CRL 104
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
PHI 180 Introduction to Ethics 3
WRT 2XX200-Level WRT Course 3
Humanities Gen Ed (LIT or CLS) 3
Year Two
Semester Three
BIO 217
General Zoology
or General Botany
CHE 231
CRL 231
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
EDF 300 Democracy and Education 3
EDP 250 Educational Psychology 1 3
Arts Gen Ed 3
Semester Four
BIO 214 General Microbiology 4
BIO 230
or Ecology
MAT 143
Brief Calculus
or Calculus for the Life Sciences
or Calculus I
EDA 103 Foundations of Special Education 3
Directed Elective 3
Apply for Candidacy after the semester.  
Year Three
Semester Five
BIO 220 Cell Physiology 3
BIO 270
or Genetics
PHY 130
General Physics I
or Physics I
EDA 304 Special Ed Processes/Procedures for Secondary Educators 1 3
EDR 347 Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms 3
Semester Six
EDS 306 Teaching Principles and Field Experience in Secondary Schools 1 3
LAN 382
Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
or Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
BIO XXXBiology Elective 3
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
Directed Elective 3
Year Four
Semester Seven
SCB 350 Science Education in Secondary School 1 3
ESS 101 Introduction to Geology 3
BIO XXXBiology Elective 3
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
Directed Elective 3
Semester Eight
EDS 411 Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half 1 6
EDS 412 Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half 1 6
 Total Credits125