Along with specific requirements for any major, all students in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs must meet all general education and graduation requirements under a single catalog.
Requirements for teacher licensure by the State of Illinois in biology are met by completing 30 hours of required courses in biology and 20 hours of supporting courses, as follows:
|BIOL 241||Organization of Life: Genetics and Cell Biology||4|
|BIOL 242||Diversity of Life: An Introduction to Zoology and Botany||4|
|BIOL 243||Processes of Life: Ecology and Evolution||4|
|BIOL 252||Modeling the Systems of Life||4|
|BIOL 362||Cell and Developmental Biology||4|
|or BIOL 364||Microbiology & Immunology|
|BIOL 494||The Integrated Biologist||2|
|Select 4 credits of 300-level lab classes||4|
|Required Supporting Courses|
|CHEM 231||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 232||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 241||Principles of Organic Chemistry||4|
|SCI 321||Science for Middle and High School Teachers||2|
|SCI 325||Methods of Teaching Middle Grade Science||2|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Living in the Environment: An Introduction to Environmental Science|
|Exploring the Dynamic Earth - Field|
|Exploring the Dynamic Earth|
|General Physics I|
Cross-referenced courses cannot be counted toward a Biology major if they are included in the major or minor program of another department.
Students may register for biology elective credit in courses within cooperative programs such as those offered by Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA), the Morton Arboretum or the Shedd Aquarium.