B.A. in Biology with Teacher Certification

St. Mary’s University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Science, Engineering, and Technology Specific Core
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History/Social Science3
Teaching Diverse Populations
Select one of the following:
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Fine Arts/Literature3
Select one AR, DM, MU or any EN 23XX literature course
B.A. Biology with Teacher Certification Major Courses
BL 1401General Biology for Majors I4
BL 1402General Biology for Majors II4
BL 2233Cell & Molecular Methods2
BL 2330Genetic Principles3
BL 2332Cell Biology3
BL 4451Biochemistry I4
BL 4452Biochemistry II4
CH 1401General Chemistry I4
CH 1402General Chemistry II4
CH 3411Organic Chemistry I4
CH 3412Organic Chemistry II4
MT 1303College Algebra3
Advanced Biology BL 34XX/44XX4
Advanced Biology BL 34XX/44XX4
Professional Development Courses
ED 3302The American Secondary School3
ED 3350Reading-- Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas3
ED 3361Adolescent Development in the School Setting3
ED 3362Teaching-Learning and Secondary Methods3
ED 4388Professional Development Seminar-Secondary3
ED 4689Student Teaching-Secondary6
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by successfully completing BL 2233.
Total Semester Hours123

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your advisor on a regular basis.

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Social Science3SMC 13XX3
BL 14014EN 13113
CH 14014BL 14024
MT 13033CH 14024
ND 01010 
 17 17
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3Foreign Language3
Foreign Language3Speech3
BL 2330 or 23323BL 2330 or 23323
BL 22332CH 34124
CH 34114 
 18 16
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3BL 44524
BL 44514Advanced Biology4
Advanced Biology4ED 33303
ED 33023ED 33613
 14 17
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 43013ED 43883
Fine Arts/Literature3ED 46896
Advanced Theology3 
ED 33623 
ED 33503 
 15 9
Total Semester Hours 123