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Allison Henry
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Allison Henry
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Bachelor of Science in Biology

University of Mobile offers an amazing variety of research and learning opportunities in the study of biology. While all Biology majors complete required coursework such as Genetics, Physiology and Ecology, you are also free to pursue many topics in the biological sciences through a wide selection of elective courses. UM alumni who graduated with a major in Biology have gone on to medical school, completed graduate school, found employment in laboratories and hospitals, worked in cancer research, and pursued ecological careers.

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
BIO 211 General Biology I 4
BIO 212 General Biology II 4
BIO 310 Genetics (WI) 3
BIO 313 General Physiology 4
BIO 320 Ecology & Field Biology (WI) 4
BIO 408 Science & Ethics 3
BIO 490 – Capstone Capstone  – senior standing 3
 Total Biology Core Hours 25
 Biology Electives – (12hrs must be 300/400): 16
Additional Requirements:
CH 201 Foundations of Chemistry I 4
CH 202 Foundations of Chemistry II 4
MA 112 College Algebra 3
MA 113 Trigonometry 3
MA 211 Elementary Statistics 3
PH 301 General Physics I 4
PH 302 General Physics II 4
CIS 101 Computer Applications 3
Additional Upper Level Electives 7
Total (Biology Major) 76
  • completion of 60 semester hours;
  • a minimum 2.75 GPA in professional studies courses, a minimum 2.75 GPA in teaching field courses, and a minimum 2.75 GPA in all college courses;
  • a successfully completed interview;
  • a successfully completed essay prior to the interview;
  • completion of a teacher education application form (found in the Undergraduate Teacher Education Handbook);
  • passing results for the Praxis Core Academic Skills test;
  • passing results for the appropriate Praxis II content knowledge exam (applies to elementary and early childhood education majors only);
  • ABI and FBI fingerprint clearance from the Alabama State Department of Education; and experience in schools
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 211 General Biology I 4
BIO 212 General Biology II 4
BIO 310 Genetics (WI) 3
BIO 320 Ecology & Field Biology (WI) 4
 Total Biology Core Hours 23
 Biology Electives – 12 hours must be 300/400 12
Additional Requirements:
CH 201 Foundations of Chemistry I 4
CH 202 Foundations of Chemistry II 4
MA 112  College Algebra 3
MA 113  Trigonometry 3
CIS 101 Computer Applications 3
 Total (Biology Major) 52
 University Core Courses 30
TE201 Foundations of Education 3
TE301 Human Growth and Development 3
TE304 Introduction to Exceptional Children and Youth 3
TE306 Principles and Ethics of Teaching in Secondary Schools 3
TE405 Education and Technology 3
* COURSES BELOW REQUIRE ADMISSION INTO THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM
TE 412* Classroom Management 3
TE 417* Reading Improvement in the Content Areas 3
TE 421* Evaluation of Teaching and Learning 3
TE 423* Student Teaching and Seminar 9
TE 422* Educational Psychology 3
TE 433* edTPA Professional Development Seminar 3
TE 470* Secondary School Teaching: Concepts, Strategies, and Methods 2
TE 473* Clinical Methods in Teaching Secondary School – English/Language Arts 1
Total- 123 hours minimum 124
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
BIO 211 General Biology I 4
BIO 212 General Biology II 4
BIO 310 Genetics (WI) 3
BIO 313 General Physiology 4
BIO 320 Ecology & Field Biology (WI) 4
BIO 408 Science & Ethics 3
BIO 490 – Capstone Capstone  – senior standing 3
 Total Biology Core Hours 25
 Biology Electives (12hrs must be 300/400): 16
Additional Requirements:
CH 201 Foundations of Chemistry I 4
CH 202 Foundations of Chemistry II 4
MA 112 College Algebra 3
MA 113 Trigonometry 3
MA 211  Elementary Statistics 3
PH 301 General Physics I 4
PH 302 General Physics II 4
CIS 101 Computer Applications 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
SA 202 Introduction to Sociology 3
CH 311 Organic Chemistry I 4
CH 312 Organic Chemistry II 4
CH 404 Biochemistry 3
 Total (Biology Pre-Professional Major) 86
 University Core Courses 37
 Grand Total – 123 hours minimum 123