Biology/Secondary Education Major

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Biology Majors are presented with an integrated concept of life as manifested in animals, plants, and microorganisms. This concept reveals characteristics common to all forms of life and accentuates the dependence of one form or another, either directly or indirectly. We endeavor to demonstrate the interrelationships and organization of living organisms with their abiotic environment. This and other thought-provoking exercises will provide the necessary background for advanced study toward a career in the medical fields, academe, research, or in education. Morris College has long been associated with producing excellent educators throughout the Southeast.

Faculty

Dr. Radman M. Ali

Chairperson

Course Study Curriculum

Learning Outcomes for the Biology/Secondary Education Program

Upon completion of the Biology/Secondary degree program, graduates will:

  1. Know fundamental concepts in biology spanning the three domains of organisms
  2. Analyze data and interpret them graphically
  3. Interpret and solve problems in content and concept
  4. Integrate laboratory methodology and technology
  5. Demonstrate the relationship of the history and processes of science
  6. Use scientific communication in discursive practices, writing and oral/poster presentations
  7. Be prepared for the PRAXIS II Examination
  8. Be prepared to teach biology at the secondary school level by meeting the CAEP/NSTA standards
     
Course Credit Requirements for a Major in Biology/Secondary Education
Course Credits
General Education 55
Major Courses 24
      BIO 201 Vertebrate Anatomy and Embryology 4
      BIO 204 General Botany 4
      BIO 300 Cell and Molecular Biology 4
      BIO 301 General Genetics 4
      BIO 305 General Ecology 4
      BIO 403 Human Physiology 4
Other Required Courses 11
      HIS 304 American History I
      Or HIS 305 American History II
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      JRS 300 Junior Seminar 1
      MAT 104 Trigonometry 3
      MAT 206 Introductory Probability and Statistics 3
      SSC 100 Contemporary Affairs 1
Professional Education 33
      EDU 215 Human Development 3
      EDU 251 Foundations of Education 3
      EDU 302 Educational Psychology 3
      EDU 304 Educational Assessment and Evaluation 3
      EDU 322 Foundations of Reading 3
      EDU 405 Educational Seminar 3
      EDU 406 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Secondary School Science 3
      EDU 409 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas 3
      EDU 412 Observation and Directed Teaching 9
Electives 6
TOTAL 129

Minors

  • Students majoring in other disciplines who want to minor in Biology are required to complete the following courses:

    Course Credit Requirements for a Minor in Biology
    Course Credits
    BIO 103 General Zoology 4
    BIO 204 General Botany 4
    BIO 205 General Microbiology 4
    BIO 305 General Ecology 4
    BIO 403 Human Physiology 4
    TOTAL 20

  • Students majoring in other disciplines who want to minor in Computer Science are required to complete the following courses:

    Course Credit Requirements for a Minor in Computer Science
    Course Credits
    CSC 101 Introduction to Computer Science and Program Logic 3
    CSC 102 Computer Programming I 4
    CSC 201 Computer Programming II 4
    CSC 202 Data Structures and Algorithms 3
    CSC 310 Operating Systems and Network Fundamentals 3
    CSC 320 Database Design and Principles 3
    TOTAL 20

  • Students majoring in other disciplines who want to minor in Cybersecurity are required to complete the following courses:

    Course Credit Requirements for a Minor in Cybersecurity
    Course Credits
    CSS 103 Introduction to Cybersecurity 3
    CSS 204 Python Programming 4
    CSS 205 Operating Systems 3
    CSS 305 Database Design and Principles 3
    CSS 403 Computer Security and Networks I 4
    CSS 440 Computer Security and Networks II 3
    TOTAL 20