Aug 05, 2021
Bachelor of Science
Academic programs vary in their requirements. Students should consult with their faculty advisor and the Academic Guidebook to review the Academic Planning Form pertinent to their program of study. In addition, students should review course descriptions regarding any prerequisites for required courses. Graduation requirements include a minimum of 120 credit hours, although some academic programs may require additional credits. Please refer to the Academic Resources section of the catalog for more information. Information regarding the new Core Curriculum, which takes effect with the Class of 2016, is available at http://www.providence.edu/academic-affairs/core-curriculum.
This program of study provides certification in Biology and General Science.
1 year General Biology BIO 103-104
1 year General Chemistry CHM 101-102
1 year Organic Chemistry CHM 201-202
1 year General Physics EPS 101-102
1 year Calculus MTH 109-110
1 semester Cell Bio & Mol Genetics BIO 200
5 semesters of biology electives, three of which must be lab courses (Required for the B.S. degree and certification in most other states as approved by the Interstate Certification Compact. Ecology and Physiology are strongly recommended as one of these electives.)
EDU 201 - Educational Psychology
EDU 206 - Principles of Secondary Education
EDU 206L - Principles of Secondary Education Field Experience
EDU 301 - Foundations of Education
EDU 303 - The Child with Special Needs in the Regular Classroom
EDU 303L - The Child with Special Needs in the Regular Classroom Field Experience
EDU 401 - Educational Measurement
EDU 401L - Educational Measurement Field Experience
EDU 412 - Teaching Science in Secondary Schools
EDU 412L - Teaching Science in Secondary Schools Field Experience
EDU 449 - Classroom Management for High/Middle School Teachers
EDU 450 - Student Teaching in the Secondary School
Other assessment requirements include, but are not limited to, Basic Skills Tests, minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA, minimum 2.0 average in Biology major courses, C or higher in all Education courses. Please visit the Secondary Education section for additional information.
Biology electives may be from any of the following:
All biology majors must successfully complete at least three courses that include a lab component. Students pursuing the B.S. degree must complete an additional two courses from this list.
* Only one of these courses will count as a biology elective, but additional courses under these numbers will count as free electives. Either Research (BIO 395, 396, 495 or 496) OR Internship (BIO 450) will count as a biology elective, not both.