General Science:  Biology
Arkansas State University - Jonesboro
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Education
Major:  General Science    Emphasis:  Biology
 2006-2007
This degree plan exceeds 8 semesters
Students requiring developmental course work based on low entrance exam scores (ACT, SAT, ASSET, COMPASS) may not be able to complete this program of study in eight (8) semesters.  Developmental courses do not count toward total degree hours.  Students having completed college level courses prior to enrollment will be assisted by their advisor in making appropriate substitutions.   In most cases, general education courses may be interchanged between semesters.    A minimum of 45 hours of upper division credit (3000-4000 level) is required for this degree.  Mandatory state and institutional assessment exams will be required during your degree program.  Failure to participate in required assessments may delay graduation.
Year 1 Year 1
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
BOT 1103 Biology of Plants 3 CHEM 1013 Chemistry I 3 x
BOT 1101 Biology of Plants Lab 1 CHEM 1011 Chemistry I Lab 1 x
BIOL 1913 Making Connections In Biology 3 SCED 2514 Intro to Secondary Teaching 4
ENG 1003 Composition I 3 x ENG 1013 Composition  II 3 x
MATH 1023 Pre-calculus 4 x ZOOL 1043 Biology of Animals 3
SCOM 1203 Oral Communications 3 x ZOOL 1041 Biology of Animals Lab 1
  PE 1002 Concepts of Fitness 2 x
Total Hours 17 Total Hours 17
Year 2 Year 2
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
CHEM 1023 Chemistry II 3     ENG 2003 or ENG 2013 or PHIL 1103 Intro to Lit I or Intro to Lit II or Intro to Philosophy (if not taken for critical thinking requirement) 3 x
CHEM 1021 Chemistry II Lab 1 BIOL 3122 Principles of Ecology 2
PHYS 2054 Physics I 4 BIOL 3121 Principles of Ecology Lab 1
BIOL 1013 Biology of the Cell 3 x BIOL 3313 Genetics 3
BIOL 1021 Biology of the Cell Lab 1 x BIOL 3311 Genetics Lab 1
PSY 2013 Intro to Psychology 3 x PHYS 2064 Physics II 4
  HLTH 2513 Prin of Personal Health 3 x
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 17
Year 3 Year 3
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
MATH 2194 Survey of Calculus 4     HIST 2763 or 2773  US to 1876 or US since 1876 3 x
CHEM 1033 Intro to Organic Chemistry 3     ART or MUS or THEA 2503 Fine Arts Visual or Musical or Theatre 3 x
CHEM 1031 Intro to Organic Chemistry Lab 1 BIOL 3513 Evolution 3
POSC 2103 Intro to American Government 3 x BIOL 4014 Microbiology and Lab 4
HIST 1013 or1023 World Civ to or since 1660 3 X   GEOL 1003 & 1001 Environmental Geology and Lab (Earth Science) 4  
PHIL 1103 or 1503 Intro to Phil or Logic and Practical Reasoning 3 X          
Total Hours 17 Total Hours 17
Year 4 Year 4
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
BIOL Upper Level Biology Elective Course - Student's Choice 3     BIOL Upper Level Biology Elective Course - Student's Choice 3  
GEOG 3723 or 4633 Intro to Physical Weather and Climate or Climatology 3     SCED 4515 Performance Based Instructional Design 5  
PSY 3703 Educational Psychology 3 SE 3643 Ex Stud Reg Classroom 3
BIOL 4133 & 4131 Cell Biology and Lab 4     PHYS 1103 or 3133 Intro to Space Science or Anatomy (Earth Science) 3  
EDSC 4593 M/M for Teaching Science Sec School 3       Additional hours may be needed for scholarship or financial aid    
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 14
Year 5
Fall Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
TIBI 4826 Teaching Internship in the Secondary School 12            
Total Hours 12
 
Total Jr/Sr Hours 46     Total Degree Hours 142
 
Graduation Requirements:
Completion of HIST 2763 or HIST 2773 or POSC 2103 
English Proficiency (Grade of C or better in ENG 1003 and ENG 1013)
2.00 GPA in Major
2.00 GPA at ASU
2.00 GPA Overall
Maximum of 31 credit hours via correspondence, extension, examination, PLA, Military or similar means; CLEP (30 hrs max) 
45 JR/SR Hours after completing 30 hours
142 Total Credit Hours
18 of last 24 hours must be ASU-Jonesboro courses
Minimum of 57 hours from 4-year institutions
32 Resident Hours if completing second degree and first degree was not from ASU-J

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