2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic 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 Foundational Explorations requirements

4-Year Credential Track: 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 4-year credential track by fulfilling additional units within the undergraduate degree in fulfillment of the Single Subject California Teaching Credential.

For the 4-year credential track, the following 3000- or 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 4-year credential 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 will be vetted through a screening process, which may include a faculty interview, prior to being placed in student teaching. Candidates major in the academic discipline of their choice (e.g. Kinesiology) 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.

Note(s):


*Requires 20 hours of supervised field experience working with students in a classroom setting.

**BIO 4063  also satisfies this credential requirement.

***ART 4055  also satisfies this credential requirement.

****MUE 4054  also satisfies this credential requirement.

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