Biology Major (B.S.)(Combined B.S./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in Biological Science (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)

The Dual Degree Dual Certification program is a 5-year program that leads to teacher certification in Biological Science (grades P-12), teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree. Interested students must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program as an undergraduate.

Students must successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the program in order to be admitted to the Graduate School and complete the one-year master’s portion of the program. Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA; however more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Requirements for the graduate portion of this dual degree program can be found here.
Biology Major (Combined BS/MAT)
Biology Major Requirements
BIOL 112Principles of Biology I4
BIOL 113Principles of Biology II4
BIOL 213Introduction to Ecology4
BIOL 230Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIOL 380Genetics4
BIOL 417Evolutionary Biology3
Biology Major Electives
Complete four requirements (see list below)14
Collateral Chemistry Courses
CHEM 120General Chemistry I4
CHEM 121General Chemistry II4
CHEM 230Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 231Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 232Experimental Organic Chemistry I2
Collateral Physics Courses
Select one of the following sequences:8
University Physics I
and University Physics II
College Physics I
and College Physics II
Collateral Mathematics Courses
Select one of the following sequences:8
Calculus I
and Calculus II
Statistics for the Biological Sciences
and Calculus A
Collateral Earth Science Course
Select one of the following:4
Planet Earth
Physical Geology
Earth and the Environment
Historical Geology
Other Electives
Select one of the following with advisor approval: (Will also count towards graduate portion of the program).3-4
Experimental Cell Culture
Topics in Modern Genetics
Instrumentation and Techniques for Biological Science
Population Genetics
Plant Physiology
Field Studies of Flowering Plants
Plant Pathology
Advanced Herpetology
Advanced Entomology
Advanced Cell Biology
Mammalian Physiology
Advanced Endocrinology
Advances in Immunology
Advanced Comparative Animal Physiology
Experimental Endocrinology
Topics in Physiology
Molecular Biology I
Molecular Biology II
Topics in Developmental Biology
Topics in Microbiology
Intermediary Metabolism I
Biology of Lipids
Microbial Physiology
Medical Genetics
Molecular Biology of Proteins
Microbial Genetics
Molecular Genetics
Short Topics in Molecular Biology
Statistical Genomics
Advanced Plant Molecular Genetics
Advanced Neuroscience
Physiological Plant Ecology
Wetland Ecology
Shoreline Ecology
Behavioral Ecology
Avian Biology
Biology of Extreme Habitats
Physiological Ecology of Animals
Selected Advanced Topics in Biology
Selected Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology
Selected Advanced Topics in Physiology
Selected Advanced Topics in Ecology
Molecular Ecology
Signal Transduction
Conservation Biology: The Preservation of Biological Diversity
Total Credits76

Biology Major Electives

Complete the four requirements, including at least one 4-credit course (One course cannot be used in 2 areas)

Cell and Molecular
Select one of the following:3-4
Population Genetics
Developmental Biology
Molecular Biology
Experimental Molecular Biology
Cell Physiology
Microbial Genetics
Medical Genetics
Biology of Cancer
Research Community I: Molecular Biology
Research Community II: Molecular Biology
Statistical Genomics
Selected Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology
Molecular Ecology
Select one of the following:3-4
Aquatic Biological Processes
Introduction to Marine Biology
Environmental Biology and Related Controversial Issues
Introduction to Animal Behavior
Principles of Ecology
Population Genetics
Economic Botany
New Jersey Flora
Phylogenetic Zoology
Comparative Animal Physiology
Biological Oceanography
Aquatic Ecology
Research Community I: Ecology
Research Community II: Ecology
Molecular Ecology
Select one of the following:3-4
Elementary Plant Physiology
Medical Entomology
Developmental Biology
Biology of Animal Parasites
Gross Mammalian Anatomy
Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates
Human Physiology
Vertebrate Embryology
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Mammalian Microanatomy
Medical Microbiology
Comparative Animal Physiology
Biology of Cancer
Research Community I: Organism Biology
Research Community II: Organism Biology
Selected Topics in Organismal Biology
Select one of the following:3-4
Externship in Biological Research (Co-operative Education)
Biology Independent Research
Research Community I: Organism Biology
Research Community II: Organism Biology
Research Community I: Molecular Biology
Research Community II: Molecular Biology
Research Community I: Ecology
Research Community II: Ecology
Total Credits14

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12, Bachelor's/MAT) 

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisite Requirements
Health for Teacher Education
Select one of the following: 13-4
Biological Sciences
Biology for Survival
The Biology of Human Life
Human Heredity
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Personal Health Issues
Injury Prevention and Emergency Care
Study of Human Diseases
Perspectives on Drugs
Mental Health
Human Sexuality
Health Education Methods
School Health and Community Services
Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals
Honors Seminar in Science
Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science
Principles and Practice of Emergency Care
Nutrition: A Socioecological Perspective
Speech for Teacher Education
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
Additional Teacher Ed Pre-Requisites
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
Select one of the following:3
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Undergraduate Professional Sequence I
SASE 305Teaching for Equity and Diversity3
SASE 312Educating English Language Learners1
SPED 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence II
READ 411Language and Literacy3
SPED 367Language-Based Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence III
SPED 469Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
SPED 488Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings3
Graduate Sequence
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 23
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 23
Total Credits43-44