May 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology Grades 9-Adult Specialization, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education with a Specialization in Biology at Fairmont State is designed to provide students with the background essential for successfully teaching of biology in grades 9 through adult. Students complete professional education, major-specific biology coursework, and clinical experiences.

All major courses must be completed prior to admission to Secondary Student Teaching/Clinical III.

Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting the graduation requirements listed for the B.S. in Biology or B.A. in Education degree, students must also:

  1. obtain a grade of “C” or better in BIOL 1105 , BIOL 1106 , BIOL 2202 , and BIOL 2203  
  2. successfully complete an assessment exam during their final year (This exam is given every spring semester.)

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum (30-33 Credit Hours)

For details on the required courses, refer to the Core Curriculum   program. For students in this major, the following courses satisfy both core curriculum and major requirements:

Major Courses (52 Credit Hours)

All courses in the specialization and the Praxis II Exam must be completed prior to admission to Secondary Student Teaching.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

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