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Academics: Secondary Education

Secondary education major in biology

Introductory Courses

123 The Living World: Concepts and Connections
224 Cellular and Genetic Systems
225 Ecological and Evolutionary Systems

Cognates

CHEM 103-104Field trip in the greenhouse
CHEM 253 (or 261-262)
Science education Studies 214 and 314
MATH 143

Advanced Courses

Majors need three courses, one from each group. Minors need two advisor-approved electives, with at least one being a 300-level course.

Group 1

331 Comparative Animal Physiology
332 Plant Physiology
Course numbered 313-364 with permission of advisor

Group 2

311 Field Botany
313 Paleontology
323 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
338 Animal Behavior
341 Entomology
344 Vertebrate Biology
345 Ecosystem Ecology and Management
346 Plant Taxonomy
364 Global health, Environment and Sustainability
Approved AuSable Institute course

Group 3

321 Genetics and Development
324 Molecular Biology
333 Immunology
334 Cell and Tissue Culture
335 Cell Biology
336 General Microbiology

Research Course

250 Research Design and Methodology (take concurrently with BIOL 295)

Seminar Course – majors must complete two semesters of this course (one concurrently with 250)

295 Biology Seminar

Capstone Courses

395 Perspectives in Biology

Secondary education minor in biology

Introductory Courses

123 The Living World: Concepts and Connections
224 Cellular and Genetic Systems
225 Ecological and Evolutionary Systems

Research Course

250 Research Design and Methodology (take concurrently with BIOL 295)

Advanced Courses

Two courses from courses numbered 313-364 (may include an approved interim)

Cognate

SCES 214
SCES 314

Why biology at Calvin?

• Outstanding facilities and equipment

• A liberal arts curriculum that provides diverse disciplinary and laboratory experiences

• Dedicated, caring faculty who all have PhDs and relevant "real-world" experience