Summary of Requirements for the Degree

  1. University Requirements (124 total s.h.)
    • Students must complete all University requirements including those listed below.

    • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple as part of their major. The specific writing-intensive course options for this major are:
      BIOL 2296
      Genetics (S)
      BIOL 3096
      Cell Structure and Function (F)
      BIOL 3396
      Scientific Writing for Biology: The Art of Communicating
      MGSE 3796
      Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines (grades 7-12)
    • Students must complete the General Education (GenEd) requirements.
      • See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.
      • Students who complete TUteach majors receive a waiver for 1 Human Behavior (GB), 2 Science & Technology (GS) and 1 Quantitative Literacy (GQ) GenEd courses.
    • Students must satisfy general Temple University residency requirements.
  2. College Requirements
    • 45 Upper Level (2000+) credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST), the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), or the College of Engineering (ENG).
    • 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST), the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), or the College of Engineering (ENG).
    • All students in the College of Science and Technology are required to take a one credit first year seminar. SCTC 1001 CST First Year Seminar is the appropriate course option for every entering first year CST major. Transfer students should use SCTC 2001 CST Transfer Seminar to fulfill this requirement. Other courses that fulfill this requirement may be found on the CST College Requirements page.
  3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (93-97 s.h.)1
    At least 9 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 5 Biology courses and 3 Education courses must be completed at Temple. Though not required, students are strongly encouraged to increase training and field work experience by enrolling in SCTC 1385, SCTC 2385, or SCTC 2389. Students will also benefit from directed laboratory projects offered through SCTC 3185. These courses are offered every semester.
    Biology
    BIOL 1111Introduction to Organismal Biology4
    or BIOL 1911 Honors Introduction to Organismal Biology
    Select one of the following:4
    BIOL 1112
    or BIOL 1912
    BIOL 2112
    Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology
    or BIOL 2912
    Honors Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology
    BIOL 2296Genetics (S)4
    Select one of the following:3
    BIOL 2227
    Principles of Ecology
    BIOL 3101
    Evolution (F)
    BIOL 3091Research Methods (S)3
    Select one of the following:3-4
    BIOL 3096
    Cell Structure and Function (F)
    BIOL 3324
    Molecular Biology (F)
    BIOL 4375
    General Biochemistry I
    Three upper level Biology electives at the 2200 level or above 29-12
    Chemistry
    Select one of the following:4
    CHEM 1031
    CHEM 1033
    General Chemistry I
    and General Chemistry Laboratory I
    CHEM 1951
    CHEM 1953
    Honors General Chemical Science I
    and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I (F)
    Select one of the following:4
    CHEM 1032
    CHEM 1034
    General Chemistry II
    and General Chemistry Laboratory II
    CHEM 1952
    CHEM 1954
    Honors General Chemical Science II
    and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory II (S)
    Select one of the following:4
    CHEM 2201
    CHEM 2203
    Organic Chemistry I
    and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
    CHEM 2921
    CHEM 2923
    Organic Chemistry for Honors I
    and Organic Honors Laboratory I (F)
    Select one of the following:4
    CHEM 2202
    CHEM 2204
    Organic Chemistry II
    and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
    CHEM 2922
    CHEM 2924
    Organic Chemistry for Honors II
    and Organic Honors Laboratory II (S)
    Mathematics
    MATH 1041Calculus I4
    or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I
    Select one of the following:4
    MATH 1042
    Calculus II
    or MATH 1942
    Honors Calculus II
    MATH 1044
    Introduction to Probability and Statistics for the Life Sciences
    Physics
    Select one of the following:4
    PHYS 1021
    Introduction to General Physics I
    PHYS 1061
    Elementary Classical Physics I
    or PHYS 1961
    Honors Elementary Classical Physics I
    PHYS 2021
    General Physics I
    or PHYS 2921
    Honors General Physics I
    Select one of the following:4
    PHYS 1022
    Introduction to General Physics II
    PHYS 1062
    Elementary Classical Physics II
    or PHYS 1962
    Honors Elementary Classical Physics II
    PHYS 2022
    General Physics II
    or PHYS 2922
    Honors General Physics II
    College of Science and Technology
    SCTC 1013Elements of Data Science for the Physical and Life Sciences3
    SCTC 1389Step 1 and 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design in Science and Mathematics Modified for English Learners2
    SCTC 3001History of Science3
    SCTC 3312Coding STEM Lessons 31
    Education
    EDUC 2179Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science3
    EDUC 4388TUteach Apprentice Teaching6
    EDUC 4802TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar1
    MGSE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines (grades 7-12)3
    MGSE 2189Classroom Interactions (S)3
    or SCTC 3485 Science and Mathematics in the Classroom
    MGSE 4189Project-Based Instruction (F)3
    or SCTC 4485 Integrating STEM Practice in Diverse Teaching Environments
    SPED 2231Introduction to Special Education3
    Total Credit Hours93-97
    (F) - Fall only course
    (S) - Spring only course

Note: Grades of C- or higher are required unless otherwise specified in all courses for the major, including course prerequisites. BIOL 3091 is not available for major credit.

Calculation of Major GPA

Courses listed under the major requirements for the degree will be included in the calculation of the major GPA. Courses that could not apply toward the major as an elective or required course would not be counted in the calculation of the major GPA. This would include BIOL 1011, for example. 

Distinction in Major

To graduate with a Distinction in Biology with Teaching, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Achieve a 3.50 GPA or better for the aggregate of courses required for the B.S. in Biology with Teaching.

  2. Achieve a 3.20 GPA or better in the Biology coursework.

  3. Achieve a 3.90 GPA in the following courses:

    SCES 2189Classroom Interactions3
    or SCTC 3485 Science and Mathematics in the Classroom
    SCES 4189Project-Based Instruction3
    or SCTC 4485 Integrating STEM Practice in Diverse Teaching Environments
    EDUC 4802TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar1
    EDUC 4388TUteach Apprentice Teaching6
  4. Write a final research paper either in a topic combining both major content and pedagogy or a topic focused on research in Biology. They must present their research for evaluation and present at a departmental research poster session before graduation. Consult the undergraduate TUteach advisor for more details.