2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.A.


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Program Learning Outcomes


Students who complete the B.A. program in Biology will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the process of science and of the concepts and theories of biology across a broad range of organizational levels: molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecological (population, community, ecosystem).
  2. Participate in the life of the Biology Department by involvement in one or more of the following areas: research, biology clubs, and/or various positions of responsibility serving as graders, tutors, and/or teaching assistants.
  3. Develop a rationally defensible integration of science and faith.
  4. Be prepared for post-graduate studies or science-related careers.

Total: 29 Units


Bachelor of Arts Total: 56 Units**


 ** 12 units meet general education requirements

Blended Program: Single Subject Teaching Credential


Majors in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees complete a minimum of 128 units to graduate. The following majors have the option of choosing the blended teacher education track by fulfilling additional units within the undergraduate degree in fulfillment of the Single Subject California Teaching Credential.

For the blended program, the following 4000-level credential courses are strategically added to the undergraduate degree course plan. These courses represent the required courses for the California SB2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential. Students desiring to enroll in the blended teacher education track would need to make application to the Teacher Education program before entry in the 3rd credential course, meeting all program, university and state requirements for classroom observations and tests required prior to student teaching. Students would be interviewed by a faculty committee prior to being placed in student teaching. Candidates remain Kinesiology majors and are co-advised by both departments throughout their undergraduate program.

Candidates may also apply to the School of Education Graduate Program to fulfill the remaining requirements toward the California Teaching Credential(s). Any 4000-level courses cross listed with the 6000-level credential courses cannot be repeated between the undergraduate and graduate programs. At the point that the requirements for the undergraduate degree are fulfilled, the candidate would apply to the Graduate School of education and complete the remaining courses required for the credential post-baccalaureate.

The following courses may be used for the credentialing purposes in the State of California. When taken prior to the posting of a baccalaureate degree, unit values may not be applied toward master’s degree courses. Other appropriate master’s degree-level courses must be substituted for unit values.

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