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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science Teaching: Teaching Area - Biological Sciences, BA


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Science Teaching


The programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Science Teaching are designed for students planning to teach biological sciences, chemistry, or physical sciences on the secondary school level (grades 9-12). To be recommended for licensure, students must earn a grade of C or higher in all required science content and education courses.

Double Majors in Science Teaching and Content Area

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Science Teaching could result in a double major in Science Teaching and the select content area (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Physics). To receive a double major in Science Teaching and the selected content area, a Change of Academic Program form must be completed to declare both majors. To achieve a double major, the appropriate plan of study listed under Science Teaching must be followed and all major requirements from both programs must be satisfied. The double major prepares students for teaching science on the secondary level and graduate work in the respective content field.

Program Requirements


Freshman Year


Credit Hours: 17-18

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 17-18

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 17

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 17

Junior Year


Senior Year


Credit Hours: 15

Credit Hours: 12

Total Semester Hours: 127-129


1 Students must complete through 2020 in a modern language. See Modern Languages Requirement at Clemson University statement in Academic Regulations .

2 STAT 2300  or STAT 3090  

3 See General Education Requirements  

4 One lecture course must be completed for both biochemistry (BCHM 3010  or BCHM 3050 ) and for genetics (GEN 3000  or GEN 3020 ).

5 One lecture and associated laboratory must be selected from BIOL 3010 ; BIOL 3020 /BIOL 3060 ; BIOL 3030 /BIOL 3070 ; BIOL 3040 /BIOL 3080 ; BIOL 3200 ; BIOL 4060 /BIOL 4070 ; or BIOL 4250 /BIOL 4260 .

6 At least one selected from BIOL 4410 , BIOL 4420 , BIOL 4430 , BIOL 4460 , BIOL 4700 , or MICR 4010 .

7 At least one selected from BIOL 3160 , BIOL 4010 , BIOL 4080 , BIOL 4590 , BIOL 4750 , or BIOL 4800 .

8 To be taken the semester prior to EDSC 4470  and EDSC 4570 . EDSC 4270  and EDLT 4980  must be taken concurrently.

9 EDSC 4470  and EDSC 4570  must be taken concurrently. Offered spring semester only.

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