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    Students may choose one of a number of pathways to earn endorsement in biology at Eastern Washington University. They may complete a BS in Biology first, and then a general science endorsement. Some students with a BS in Biology enter graduate teaching programs, such as the certification and masters program at EWU. Students may complete a BAE in Biology degree. The BAE program in biology prepares the pre-service teacher to earn endorsement to teach biology from 5-12 grade in the state of Washington.

    Students should consult with the biology education advisor, Prof. Heather McKean, to choose a pathway based on their individual needs.

    What will I study?

    Required Biology Courses (55-56 credits)

    BIOL 171 Biology I (5)
    BIOL 172 Biology II (5)
    BIOL 173 Biology III (5)
    BIOL 270 Biological Investigation (3)
    BIOL 301 Microbiology (5)
    BIOL 302 Botany (5)
    BIOL 310 Fundamentals of Genetics (5)
    BIOL 340 Biology and Society (2)
    BIOL 423 Evolution (5)
    BIOL 440 Ecology (4)
    BIOL 441 Ecology Laboratory (2)

    Select one of the following courses: (5 Credits)

    BIOL 303 Invertebrate Zoology (5)
    BIOL 304 Vertebrate Zoology (5)

    Select one of the following courses: (5 Credits)

    MATH 142  Pre-Calculus Mathematics II (5) or
    MATH 380 Probability and Statistics (5) or BIOL 380 Data Analysis for Biologists (5)

    Select one of the following courses (4-5 credits)

    BIOL 334 Human Anatomy and Physiology III for Biology Majors (5)
    BIOL 351 Principles of Animal Physiology (4)
    BIOL 352 Principles of Plant Physiology (4)
    BIOL 353 Principles of Microbial Physiology (4)

    Required Supporting Courses: (17 Credits)

    CHEM 151 General Chemistry (5)
    CHEM 152 General Chemistry (5)
    CHEM 153 General Chemistry (5)
    SCED 390 Biology Methods and Laboratory Management (1)
    BIOL 390 Biology Teaching Methods (1)

    Required program credits:  55-56 credits
    Required supporting courses:  22 credits
    Minimum credits for above major:  77 credits
    Professional education requirements/secondary education:  46-47 credits
    Note:  see the Department of Education section of the catalog.  Prerequisites may apply.
    Minimum total credits for above major and professional education:  124 credits

    Note:  the above option requires more than 12 quarters to complete at 15 credits per quarter. 

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    Contact Information

    Department of Biology
    258 Science Building
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.2339

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