Biology Education Minor

Biology - Secondary Education Minor Requirements

59-60 credits

BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I (LS)
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
BIOL 1620
BIOL 1625
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Lab
BIOL 2060
BIOL 2065
Principles of Microbiology
and Principles of Microbiology Lab
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
BIOL 2400
BIOL 2405
Plant Kingdom (LS, ALPP)
and Plant Kingdom Lab (LAB, ALPP)
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
BIOL 3010Evolution3
BIOL 3030Principles of Genetics4
BIOL 3040
BIOL 3045
General Ecology
and General Ecology Lab
SCI 2600Lab Safety for Teachers1
SCI 4700Secondary Science Teaching Methods3

Chemistry Requirement 

CHEM 1010
CHEM 1015
Introduction to Chemistry (PS)
and Introduction to Chemistry Lab (LAB)
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
Elementary General/Organic Chemistry (PS)
and Elem General/Organic Chemistry Lab (LAB)
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
Zoology Requirement
Complete one (1) of the following course sets:
BIOL 3200
BIOL 3205
Invertebrate Zoology
and Invertebrate Zoology Lab
BIOL 4260
BIOL 4265
and Herpetology Lab
BIOL 4270
BIOL 4275
and Ichthyology Lab
BIOL 4280Marine Biology3
BIOL 4380
BIOL 4385
and Ornithology Lab
BIOL 4411
BIOL 4415
and Mammalogy Lab
BIOL 4440General Entomology3

Completion Requirement

  • Complete all courses that fulfill requirements in the minor with a grade C or higher.

Licensure Requirement

  • Students are required to pass the appropriate PRAXIS II Content Knowledge Test(s). Students completing an education minor must either have an existing teaching license or be enrolled in an education major program (elementary or secondary) in order to be eligible for licensure in the subject area. 


An academic minor is an attribute of a baccalaureate degree, not an entity by itself, and can only be awarded at the same time a student graduates with a bachelor’s degree.  Students must declare a minor prior to submitting a graduation application.  A minor may not be added to a previously awarded degree.  Students must complete the minor requirements prior to or concurrent with completion of their bachelor’s degree requirements.  Minors are not available with associate’s degrees.

Students may not declare a minor that is in the same discipline as their major.  Example:  English majors cannot declare any English minor.  

Integrated Studies majors may not have an academic minor in the same discipline as either of their two declared emphases.  Example:  An Integrated Studies major with emphases in English and Spanish cannot receive a minor in either English or Spanish.