College of Science
Department of Biology
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- For more information about Biology, see the Biology Department
- Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
- Admitted students must meet with Richard Mueller, advisor for Composite Teaching Biological Science. Current students should also meet with Richard Mueller and logon to DegreeWorks to check student-specific program progress.
Minimum University Requirements
Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)
|Credits of C- or better
||Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)
|Total USU Credits
||Upper-division USU Credits
|USU Credits within the Major
||Credits in Minor (if required)
|Credits in Major
||Credits in American Institutions
|General Education Requirements
||University Studies Depth Requirements
|NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is MATH 1210; Calculus I (QL) and STAT 3000; Statistics for Scientists (QI)
|The Pass-Fail option is not acceptable for any course required for the degree, except where a course is only graded pass/fail
Admissions Requirements for this Program
||Admitted to USU in Good Standing
|Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU
||3.0 GPA, ACT scores of 21 composite and 20 verbal/English and 19 mathematics/quantitative to be admitted to the major.
|Requires a 3.00 GPA. A grade of C or better is required in all department major courses.
Admission Requirements For This Major
A 3.0 GPA, ACT scores of 21 composite and 20 verbal/English and 19 mathematics/quantitative are required for admission to the major and the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP). Students also need 60 credits of coursework to be admitted to the STEP. Students should contact the School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) for information on additional STEP admission criteria.
A bachelor's degree in the Biological Science—Composite Teaching Major includes: University Studies, as required by the College of Science; the Composite Teaching Major; and the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP). Students majoring in the Biological Science—Composite Teaching Major will complete courses which provide an in-depth understanding of biological principles.
The Biological Science—Composite Teaching Major program is fully accredited by the Utah State Office of Education.
Students desiring licensure to teach more than biology should consider also completing a teaching minor in an area such as chemistry. For further information, students should contact Dr. Richard Mueller, Eccles Science Learning Center 245L, (435) 797-2479, or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Education Requirements :
Students must complete all University Studies (General Education and Depth) requirements. Required coursework in Math, Chem and Phys will meet the Exploration requirement:
- and will fulfill the Communications Intensive requirement
- will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive requirement
- will fulfill the Social Sciences requirement