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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology: STEM Education, B.S.


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General Education


(see Certified General Education Courses  for list of approved courses)

Rhetoric and Writing: (6 hours)


  • Two approved courses in rhetoric and writing

Fine Arts and Humanities: (12 hours)


  • Complete one approved course in each subcategory

Historical Understanding (3 hours)


Literature (3 hours)


Thought, Values and Beliefs (3 hours)


Visual and Performing Arts (3 hours)


Natural Sciences: (7-8 hours)


  • Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component

Behavioral and Social Sciences: (6 hours)


  • Two approved behavioral or social science courses in two different disciplines

Mathematics: (3 hours)


  • One approved mathematics course

Statistics: (3 hours)


Non-Western Culture: (3 hours)


  • One approved non-western culture course

Biology Courses - 40 hours including:


Survey (select 1 Botany course and 1 Zoology course):


Zoology (select 1 course):

Biology Courses up to 40 hours:


All BIOL courses including:
BIOL 4998r - Independent Studies and/or BIOL 4997r - Research (maximum 4 hours)

Additional Requirements for the Major:


  • Biology electives to complete 40 earned  hours in Biology
  • No more than 2 hours of   (Seminar) and 4 hours of  (Research) and/or   (Individual Studies) may be counted as part of the 40 hours in Biology.
  • A minimum 16 hours in Biology courses at the 4000-level is required.
  • A minimum grade of C must be earned in   to take   or   . A minimum grade of C in BIOL 1120 and BIOL 1130 must be earned to take BIOL 3060, BIOL 3250 or BIOL 3350.
  • A minimum grade of C must be earned in BIOL 3060 , BIOL 3250  or BIOL 3350  in order to take a Survey or Cell and Physiology course. See course descriptions for specific prerequisites.
  • A minimum grade of C must be earned in BIOL 3060 , BIOL 3250  and BIOL 3350  in order to take an Advanced Ecology and Evolution course. See course descriptions for specific prerequisites.
  • Courses offered in Botany and Zoology at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory may be substituted. Approval of the Department Head is required.

 

Additional Information and Notes


Minimum of 39 hours of 3000 and 4000 level courses.

Electives to complete 126 hours.

For admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP): Earn a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average, a 2.75 average on all courses taken at UTC, a 2.75 GPA in education courses with no grade lower than C, and a 2.75 in content area courses with no grade lower than C.

In addition to the department and university requirements there are the following minimum requirements for graduation with licensure: 2.75 cumulative average, 2.75 at UTC, 2.75 average in STEM courses with no grade lower than C, 2.75 average in courses in licensure content area courses with no grade lower than C.

See Degree and Graduation Requirements  for additional requirements.

ClearPath for Advising


The ClearPath for Advising guides provide students with an opportunity to see program requirements defined in a semester-by-semester format. The ClearPath for Advising guides also provide students with important tips, pointers, and suggestions for staying on track with progress toward the degree.  Your ClearPath is available through the Center for Advisement website at www.utc.edu/advisement/advising-resources/clear-paths-for-advising/clear-paths-for-advising-2017-2018.php

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