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
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
BIO 110 General Biology 3
CHE 103
CRL 103
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
MAT 121 Introduction to Statistics I 3
Gen Ed 1 3
Semester Two
BIO 215
General Botany
or General Zoology
CHE 104
CRL 104
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
SPK 208
Public Speaking
or Business and Professional Speech Communication
LIT/CLS (Gen Ed 2) 3
Year Two
Semester Three
CHE 231
CRL 231
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
BIO 215
General Botany
or General Zoology
EDP 250 Educational Psychology (requires 20 FE hours) 3
EDF 300 Democracy and Education 3
Gen Ed 3 3
Semester Four
BIO 214 General Microbiology 4
Select one of the following: 3-4
Brief Calculus  
Calculus for the Life Sciences  
Calculus I  
Apply for Teacher Candidacy by semester end  
General Education electives 8
Year Three
Semester Five
PHY 130 General Physics I 4
BIO 220 Cell Physiology 3
BIO 230
or Ecology
EDA 304 Special Ed Processes/Procedures for Secondary Educators (requires 20 FE hours) 3
EDR 347 Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms 3
Semester Six
Directed Electives 2 3
BIO Elective 1 3
EDS 306 Teaching Principles and Field Experience in Secondary Schools (requires 24 FE hours) 3
LAN 382
Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
or Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
Gen Ed 4 3
Year Four
Semester Seven
Directed Elective 3 3
BIO Elective 2 3
Gen Ed 5 3
SCB 350 Science Education in Secondary School (requires 24 FE hours) 3
BIO 311 Contemporary Issues in Biology Teaching 1 3
Select one of the following: 3
SCB 210 The Origin of Life and the Universe 3
Semester Eight
EDS 411
EDS 412
Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half
and Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half
 Total Credits129-130