If you have a passion for biology and a desire to serve others through teaching, a second major in Biology Secondary Education from USF will prepare you for meaningful service in the classroom. Once you complete this program, you will have a B.S. degree in Biology and a B.A. degree in Secondary Education.

The requirements for the Biology Secondary Education degree are twofold. First, you must take the required biology courses listed below, and then you must complete the courses required for the secondary education major. Learn about teacher certification and licensure here.

REQUIRED MAJOR CORE

Complete the following courses.

  • - General Biology (4 s.h.)
  • - General Botany (4 s.h.)
  • - General Zoology (4 s.h.)
  • - Genetics (4 s.h.)
  • - Biology of Microorganisms (4 s.h.) or
    • - Cell Biology (4 s.h.)
  • - Human Anatomy (4 s.h.)
  • - Human Physiology (4 s.h.)
  • - Ecology (4 s.h.)
  • - General Chemistry I (4 s.h.) or
    • - Introduction to Chemistry (4 s.h.)
  • - General Chemistry II (4 s.h.) or
    • - Intro to Organic & Biochemistry (4 s.h.)
  • - Earth Science (2 s.h.)
  • - Introductory College Physics (4 s.h.) or
    • - University Physics (4 s.h.)
  • - Introductory College Physics (4 s.h.) or
    • - University Physics (4 s.h.)

SECONDARY METHODS COURSE

Complete the following course.

  • - Secondary Methods in Nat Science (2-4 s.h.)

COLLOQUIUM

Complete four semesters of Colloquium, beginning second semester of the sophomore year to accommodate student teaching; two presentations required.

  • - Science Colloquium (0-1 s.h.)

ELECTIVE(S) IN MAJOR

Complete one course from either Mathematics or Computer Science beyond the Liberal Arts Core requirements.

  • - Intro to Computer Science I (3 s.h.)
  • - Intro to Computer Science II (3 s.h.)
  • - Web Programming (3 s.h.)
  • - Numerical Methods (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Networking (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Machine Learning (3 s.h.)
  • - Logic and Discrete Mathematics (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Data Mining (3 s.h.)
  • - Information Systems Analysis (3 s.h.)
  • - Organization of Programming Languages (3 s.h.)
  • - Database Management Systems (3 s.h.)
  • - Computer Organization & Digital Logic (4 s.h.)
  • - Operating Systems (3 s.h.)
  • - Algorithms (3 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics in Computer Application (3 s.h.)
  • - Internship (2-4 s.h.)
  • - Calculus for Applications (3 s.h.)
  • - Finite Math (3 s.h.)
  • - Calculus I (4 s.h.)
  • - Calculus II (4 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Data Science (3 s.h.)
  • - Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • - Numerical Methods (3 s.h.)
  • - Probability and Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • - Foundations of Geometry (3 s.h.)
  • - Linear Algebra (3 s.h.)
  • - Abstract Algebra (3 s.h.)
  • - Logic and Discrete Mathematics (3 s.h.)
  • - Mathematical Foundations for Data Analysis (3 s.h.)
  • - Calculus III (4 s.h.)
  • - Differential Equations (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Real Analysis (3 s.h.)
  • - Truth and Beauty: Topics in the Philosophy of Mathematics **Designated Honors Course** (3 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics in Mathematics (1-4 s.h.)
  • - Teaching High School Math (3 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (1-3 s.h.)

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