May 19, 2022
Students desiring licensure as a biology secondary school teacher must fulfill the requirements of the biology major. In addition to satisfying all of the competencies of the biology major, students completing this course of study will develop the skills, competencies, and dispositions listed in the New Hampshire Department of Education Standards.
Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible for certification in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories, the Department of Defense Education Activity, Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario per the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Major Requirements (36 Biology credits/87 total credits)
Biology Core (11 Credits)
Biology Electives (22 Credits)
22 additional credits at or above the 200 level
Related Math/Science (27 credits)
Two of the following
(* One fulfilled in the general education area.)
Related Education and Teacher Certification Courses (27 credits)
*Asterisked courses require 25 hours of field experience. Field experience begins in the first year and is coordinated through the Education Division.
Note: Students who wish to follow this program should consult with the program director early in the first year.
General Education Requirements (42-45 credits)
Associated with General Core
Who is My Neighbor? Students explore this question in their second and third years.(6 credits)
- HUM200 Literature, Art, and the Human Credits: 3
Students take one -200 level interdisciplinary course that addresses a basic human question from the perspectives of the literary, visual, and musical arts.
- HIS203 Interactions: The West in the World I Credits: 3 or
- HIS204 Interactions: The West in the World II Credits: 3
How Shall We Live? Students explore this question in their junior and senior years. (6 credits)
- Religion: Faith, Religion, and Social Justice Credits: 3
Students take one Religion course developed with this theme at its center.
- Philosophy: Ethics, Values, and Moral Choices Credits: 3
Students take one Philosophy course developed with this theme at its center.
What, then, Shall We Do? Students explore this question in their junior or senior year. (3 credits)
- Capstone: Justice and Global Responsibility Credits: 3
Students take one of a number of offerings under Justice and Global Responsibility. This seminar serves as the culmination of the Common Core. Informed by problem-solving pedagogy, this seminar enhances the student’s connection with the Catholic vision of the University by focusing on justice and global responsibility.
Area Distribution Courses: The Core Complement
Humanities and Social Sciences (6 credits)
- One course from: English, History, Modern Language, Philosophy, Religious Studies Credits: 3
- One course from: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology Credits: 3
Mathematics and Natural Sciences (6 credits)
- One course in Mathematics: MA112 College Algebra or above Credits: 3
- One course from: Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physical Science Credits: 3-4
Culture through Language (6 credits)
Students must demonstrate university-level introductory competency in a language other than English.
General Electives (3 credits)
Degree Requirements (minimum 132 credits)