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2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog

Biology Composite Teaching (BS)

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  • Program Prerequisite: Must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department ).
  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses required for this major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable).
  • Credit Hour Requirements: This major requires 120-124 credit hours. The student must also complete requirements for a secondary education license as determined by the Jerry and Vicki Moyes College of Education.
  • Program Code: 6008BS
  • CIPC: 131322


Teaching majors are encouraged to consult with advisors in both the College of Science (call 801-626-6160) and the College of Education (call 801-626-6269).

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). Biology Composite Teaching majors must satisfy Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department  in this catalog).

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Science requirements. The following courses required for the Biology Composite Teaching major also will satisfy general education requirements: MICR 2054 , GEO 1110 , CHEM 1110  or CHEM 1210 , PHYS 1010 , CHF 1500 , COMM 1020 , and MATH 1050 .

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The Process of Science: Students will use observational strategies to test hypotheses and critically evaluate experimental evidence.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: Students will represent diverse experimental data sets graphically and apply statistical methods to them.
  • Communication: Students will explain scientific concepts to different audiences and work collaboratively to explore biological problems.
  • Science and Society: Students will develop biological applications to evaluate and address societal problems.
  • Evolution: The diversity of life is the result of mutation, adaptation, and selection pressure over time.
  • Cellular Organization: All living things consist of one or more cells, the units of structure, function, and reproduction.
  • Genetics: All living things share basic genetic mechanisms, which are responsible for the organization and continuity of life.
  • Ecosystems: All organisms are interconnected, interacting with each other as well as with their dynamic environment.
  • Structure and Function: There is a relationship between molecular and organismal structure and function.
  • System Regulation: Biological systems are governed by chemical transformations and homeostasis.

Major Course Requirements for BS Degree


It is recommended that more advanced courses in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry be taken, especially if graduate studies are planned. These should be discussed in advance with the advisor.

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