Curriculum in Biological Science

Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science

Biology Education Concentration

(see footnotes at bottom)


First Semester

ENGL 101G Freshman Composition 3 hours
††MATH 151/161G College Algebra with FundamentalsCollege Algebra 3 hours
††GBIO 151G General Biology I 3 hours
††BIOL 152 General Biology Laboratory I 1 hour
PSYC 101G General Psychology I  3 hours
SE 101 Freshman Academic Success at Southeastern 2 hours
  Total: 15 hours


Second Semester

††ENGL 102G Critical Reading and Writing 3 hours
††MATH 162 or
Plane Trigonometry
Pre-calculus with Trigonometry
3 hours
††GBIO 153G General Biology II 3 hours
††BIOL 154 General Biology Laboratory II 1 hour
††CHEM 121G General Chemistry I for Science Majors 3 hours
††CLAB 123 General Chemistry Laboratory I for Science Majors 1 hour
††COMM 210G Communicating in the Classroom 3 hour
  Total: 17 hours



First Semester

ENGL 230, or
ENGL 231, or
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
††GBIO 200 Cell Biology 3 hours
††MIC 205 or
MIC 223
General Microbiology
Medical Microbiology
3 hours
††MICL 207 or
MICL 224
General Microbiology Laboratory
Medical Microbiology Laboratory
1 hour
††CHEM 122 General Chemistry II for Science Majors 3 hours
††CLAB 124 General Chemistry Laboratory II for Science Majors 1 hour
**EDUC 202 Introduction to Education 3 hours
  Total: 17 hours


Second Semester

††GBIO 312 Genetics 3 hours
CHEM 261 Survey of Organic Chemistry 3 hours
††GBIO 241 The Profession of Biology or Getting What You Came For 1 hour
††GBIO 395 General Ecology 3 hours
††GBIO 397 General Ecology Laboratory 2 hours
*SPED 200 Characteristics of Individuals with Exceptionalities 3 hours
  Total: 15 hours




First Semester

HIST 417G History of Science and Technology 3 hours
††ZOO 302 Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates  4 hours
CHEM 281 Survey of Biochemistry 3 hours
*EDUC 407 Tests and Measures                             3 hours
††GBIO 341 Professional Aspects of Biology 1 hour
*EDUC 316 Classroom Management for Secondary Teachers 3 hours
  Total: 17 hours


Second Semester

††GBIO 405 Evolutionary Biology 4 hours
††GBIO 441 Biology Seminar  1 hour
††ZOO 392 Animal Physiology 4 hours
Arts ElectiveG   3 hours
*EDUC 472 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas 3 hours
  Total: 15 hours




First Semester

††GBIO498 Biological Science for Teachers 3 hours
*EDUC 453 Student Teaching I in the PK-12 Schools 6 hours
*EDUC 485 Special Methods in High School Subjects 3 hours
Social Science
  3 hours
  Total: 15 hours



Second Semester

EDUC 486 Student Teaching II: Secondary Schools 9 hours
  Total: 9 hours


Total semester hours required 120


Southeastern 101 is not required of transfer or readmitted Southeastern students with 30 hours or more. Those students will replace Southeastern 101 with 2 hours of free electives.

GGeneral Education Courses

*Requires a grade of “C” or better.
**Requires a grade of “B” or better.
A grade of “C” or above must be earned in these courses.

1One course (3 hrs) selected from ECON, GEOG, ANTH, CJ, POLI, PSYC, or SOC.