Life Science Education Degree 4-Year Plan

The 4-Year Plan is a model for completing your BS in Life Science Education degree in a timely manner. The plan below is one of several possible ways for you to complete the Life Science Education degree. Your individualized plan may look different if you have already fulfilled some requirements. Check your Financial Aid as it may require additional term credits for full-time funding. You must complete all university and program requirements successfully to complete this degree (GPA, 120 credits, LASC, WI, residency).

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  • Program: Bachelor of Science: Life Science Education
  • Total Credits: 120
  • Catalog: 2021-2022

First Year: Fall 2021-Spring 2022

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2021 (1st Fall)
Core Requirement: LASC Goal 3 BIOL 115/115L Organismal Biology + Lab 4
Related Requirement: LASC Goal 3 CHEM 150/150L General Chemistry I + Lab 4
First-Year Experience Course FYE 101 First Year Experience 1
LASC Goal 1B ENGL 101 English Composition 3
LASC Goal 2     3
Total Credits: 15
Spring 2022 (1st Spring)
Core Requirement: LASC Goal 3 BIOL 111/111L Cell Biology 4
Related Requirement: LASC Goal 3 CHEM 210/210L General Chemistry II + Lab 4
LASC Goal 1A COMM 100 Speech Communication 3
LASC Goal 4     3
Total Credits: 14

 

Second Year: Fall 2022-Spring 2023

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2022 (2nd Fall)
Core Requirement: BIOL 341/341L Genetics + Lab 4
Core Requirement: BIOL 345/345L Principles of Ecology + Lab 4
Secondary Ed: ED 294 Educational Psychology 3
Secondary Ed: ED 205 Intro to Education 3
Related Requirement: LASC Goal 3 GEOS 116 Historical Geology 3
Total Credits: 17
Spring 2023 (2nd Spring)
Related Requirement: LASC Goal 3 GEOS 115 Physical Geology 4
Secondary Ed: ED 310 Social Foundations of Education 3
Core Requirement: BIOL 347/347L Plant Physiology + Lab 4
LASC Goal 5 and 8     3
LASC Goal 6 and 9 and WI     3
Total Credits: 17

 

Third Year: Fall 2023-Spring 2024

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2023 (3rd Fall)
Core Requirement: BIOL 348 Evolutionary Biology + Lab 3
Related Requirement: LASC Goal 3 PHYS 160 Physics I with Algebra + Lab 4
Secondary Ed: ED 448 Reading Study Skills in the Content Areas 3
LASC Goal 5     3
Total Credits: 13
Spring 2024 (3rd Spring)
Core Requirement: BIOL 350 Microbiology + Lab 4
Related Requirement: LASC Goal 3 PHYS 161 Physics II with Algebra + Lab 4
Secondary Ed: SPED 413 Teaching in Inclusive Environments 3
LASC Goal 7     3
LASC Goal 10     3
Total Credits: 17

 

Fourth: Fall 2024-Spring 2025

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2024 (4th Fall)
Core Requirement: BIOL 440 Middle School/Secondary Science Teaching Methods 3
Related Requirement: LASC Goal 3 GEOS 360 Planetary Science 3
Secondary Ed: ED 498 The Professional Teacher in the Classroom 3
Core Requirement: BIOL 497 Undergraduate Research in Biology 3
LASC Goal 6     3
Total Credits: 15
Spring 2025 YEAR (4th Spring)
Student Teaching: ED 46* Student Teaching 12
Total Credits: 12